The best type/brand clay for lots of overspray?

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  1. Meeocky

    Meeocky New Member

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    I have tons of overspray on my truck because of my work. What is the best type/brand clay to attack it?

    Also, where can I buy just the claybars? I already have quite a few bottles of the lube :naughty:
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Either Meguiars or Clay Magic red clay is what you want. Check for local paint/body shop supply stores in your area, they sell bars only.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Clay magic or nothing. I have the Megs "aggressive" clay and IMO there is nothing aggressive about it. To date Clay Magic is the best Ive used. Chemical Guys has some decent stuff too.
     
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    Clay Magic makes Meguiar's clay. Chemical Guy's too. If you can buy it in the US, Clay Magic makes it.
     
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    Ok so Clay Magic red clay will help better for the amount of overspray on my truck than the typical Mother's bundle I used in the past from Wal-Mart?

    Being a medium grade, is there any precautions or anything I need to do differently than normal?
    Sorry for my ignorance. :o
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You will have to polish after using the red clay.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Megs red I can get away without claying, clay magic red, hell no.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Im sorry I know this is true but I dont buy that its the same. Ive been doing this too long I can tell that there is something different betweenn CM and Megs. CGs is very similiar to CM I have noticed but Megs is different I swear by it.
     
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    I used a bar of Clay Magic blue to take off all of this paint. Took a little elbow grease, but 99% of it came off. (BTW - this whole jeep was a disaster. I'll post more on this experience, later.)

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    Sorry for the noob question, I figured may as well post it in a clay thread while I'm thinking about it. Through all my reading random threads, I don't think I've ever read a definitive answer.....is there any real point in Claying if you are going to be using a compound/cutting pad. Logic would say no, but hey, may as well see if my logic serves me wrong.
     
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    clay magic holds the patent. they make different grades for everyone.

    usually depends. i can tell you that you'll have much dirtier pads if you don't clay.
     
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    Ok that makes more sense...I thought that Scott was implying that its all the same grade just changed to whatever color is requested.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Yes, compounding will correct the surface but it will not pull out all the contaminants.

    Claying is meant to be like exfoliating your skin. You are going in and lifting out all the crap thats embedded into your clear coat, a compound will not do that. Not to mention that if you have contaminants on the surface and you run a buffer over the surface what are you doing? Your adding additional grit to the surface that you are just grinding into the paint. Always clay IMO before a good compounding session for optimum results.
     

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