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    Clay for the beginners

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detailing-clay/cat_9.html

    The beginner & skinflint in me has me looking at that £6.96 ultra fine detailing clay at the top there. The blue one.

    For the experts of this section of the board .... decent product for the price, or run a mile?

    Will put an order in tomorrow methinks. Just didn't know which clay to use as i remember reading about stuff difficult to work etc. Don't know if you'll get cheap results with a cheap product though.

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    Never used that before, but the Sonus green is easy to work with, only an extra £2 as well.

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    i havent used the ultra fine one before but have used the fine one. seemed ok but next i will be trying either sonus green or Zaino Z18.
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    Cheers for the info there fellas. From the one review it had on CYC it seemed ok, but as you say, for £2 extra, i'll possibly go with the green.

    Any cleaning is going to be a bit of a ballache in this weather though & i've no garage lol

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    i am waiting for the weather to brighten up a bit as well. my car is minging lol.
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    Sonus Green is good stuff, easy to use, and easy to "kneed" into shape.
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    Didn't know CYC had forums

    Was on there & there was a guy who scratched his car up bad enough with the Sonus. Folk seemed to think he didn't use enough & it should be 5mm thick.

    People will think i'm mad when they see me at the car with some clay & a ruler. lol

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    Only way to scratch it would be if there was dirt or a bit of grit stuck in the clay, then you would be rubbing it into the paint. if you drop the clay just bin it and break a new bit off.

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    make sure you use a good lubricant with the clay m8 otherwise you will scratch your paint work, not enough lube will make the clay stick and scratch the paint work.
    this is good stuff
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detail.../prod_225.html

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    I'm assuming that any clay (AFTER being used on your bodywork), fine or aggressive, is ok for use on wheels & glass (unless say for e.g. you've dropped it in a sand pit)?

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