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Old 08-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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What are the alternatives to Clay Bar fluid?

Has anyone used any lubrication liquid other than the Quick Detailer sprays when applying clay bar? The ones that come with the Meguiar, Mothers etc.. kits obviously work well, but they are so expensive.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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I use car wash shampoo (soap) mixed with water, just like you would when washing your car. Just make it a lil more concentrated, and it'll be a good lubricant at fraction of the cost.

Edit: Just test out a small piece of clay in the soap/water mix. Some bar will break down with soap/water mix. Its a hit or miss thing.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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Claybar lubricants is so overpriced, almost as much as certain glass cleaners. You CAN use water, not recommended for obvious scratch reasons. Use any quick detailer, car wash shampoo, or waterless wahs. I like and use Optimum No Rinse.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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SilvaBimma, intelone, thanks for your quick replies. Much appreciated. I wanted to hear it from people who have tried it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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Has anyone used any lubrication liquid other than the Quick Detailer sprays when applying clay bar? The ones that come with the Meguiar, Mothers etc.. kits obviously work well, but they are so expensive.
Meguiar's Quik Detailer (the maroon-colored bottle, not the black 'Ultimate' one) is by far my fav otc clay lube. I've seen it all over the place from $5.99-$7.99 which isn't expensive. Should last you a good while if you know how to apply it properly. As for using any other type of liquid for lubrication, no I have not.

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Old 08-20-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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What are the alternatives to Clay Bar fluid?

Car wash soap!!! Surprised no one has said it


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Old 08-23-2013, 02:02 AM   #8
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Save your $$$, don't need to buy anything. Make your own..

--> Spray bottle --> Dish Soap --> Water.

I will assure that will more smoother than anything else.
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