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      06-17-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
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Detail Spray as clay lubricant?

I just ran out of my clay lubricant last night and was wondering if there was something I could supplement it with?

I heard that any quick detailer spray would work as a lubricant. Is this true? Are detail spray and clay lube the same thing?

Also, I know you're supposed to throw away clay after it gets pretty dirty. What point is the clay supposed to be considered "too dirty" to use.
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You can use quick detailer as clay lube. The clay is too dirty to use if your dropped it or if you can't kneed it so that you have a clean part. If you worried buy new clay its not that expensive and cheaper then marring up your paint with contaminated clay.
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I use one cap of Zaino car wash soap in a bottle of water as my clay lube. QD also works but you really need to soak the area and keep the clay gliding so don't skimp.

I error on wasteful side with clay. If I drop it - It goes in the trash. If I'm just getting it pretty nasty from normal use then I toss it out when after kneeding it I still see dirt or specs.

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I mostly use detail spray for lube to cut down on the number of products. I use Prima Slick and it is a fantastic lube (and QD as well.)
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I wash the car and don't dry it, and use 100% undiluted Meg's quick detailer (the pink stuff). Seems to work better than diluted stuff on a dry car, while removing some work (lazy = efficient) and removing opportunity to introduce scratches through the drying process.
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I wash the car and don't dry it, and use 100% ... and removing opportunity to introduce scratches through the drying process.
That's not a bad idea...
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Not my original idea, can't remember which detailer turned me on to it but it was one of the guys on the forums
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