Thread: Claybar Quality
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:42 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
I've heard that there are only a few companies making clay bars, but I prefer to know the vendor/manufacturer. I would be afraid of one being too coarse that it scratches the clearcoat, or too sticky that it is a pain to use.
All of the Polybutene (Polyisobutylene) or plastic clay being manufactured now comes from the same factory in Japan, which as the original patent holder and has a US monopoly on the market.

Meguiar's, Mother's, Sonus, Zaino, et al get their clay either from Japan (Source Chem. Inc. one of Japan's biggest clay manufacturers) or from the US licensed manufacturer, Clay Magic, a brand name used by Auto Magic, Auto Wax Co (the U.S. patent holder)

The exceptions to this patent monopoly are Nanoskin Surface Prep Towel / Autoscrub Foam Pad

“Nanoskin Surface Prep Towel” - http://www.autopia.org/forum/autopia...rep-towel.html
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