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Detailing 102 (kinda)

Tried out some new products - synthetic clay and Opti Seal.

I think both have their place, but the synthetic clay likely won't do a good enough job on a neglected paint finish and you'll want to use real clay in those cases.  Jury's still out on the Opti Seal.  It's not super slick like I hoped it would be, but it does bead/sheet water very well.  For the cost and 15 minutes it takes to apply, if if lasts 6 months it's worth it I think.  I'd like to find a similar wipe on product that requires little to no buffing that dries to a harder, slicker finish.



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I used a real clay holder that went on a DA a while back.  Honestly, it was overkill and you were just as likely to fling the clay across the shop as you were to actually clay the car LOL.  Doing it by hand was so fast it didn't make sense to try to use a machine unless the paint was just destroyed and needed a lot of work.  I'm assuming what you're referring to is a synthetic clay pad though.

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