They work great. Used to be, I waxed my everyday driver and it still felt like sandpaper when you rubbed your hand over it (even after waxing). Use the clay before waxing, and it's much smoother. I was skeptical before, but am a believer now.
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I have used clay at a detail shop and it works great. The type I used had a spray lubricant. After you wet the surface you just rub like crazy. It will take off things like sap and bug guts, but shame on you if you have tree sap on your Chevelle! I would recommend it, as it produces an extremely smooth surface to wax/polish. Good luck
70, the clay is pretty much the same with all manufacturers, and it SHOULD come with a lubricant spray in the kit, like a quick wash detailer spray to keep the clay gliding smoothly over the surface of the paint. In fact you will be using it and it will feel like the clay is not even coming in contact with the surface, but it is. Do not push the clay down to hard, this will leave smudge marks, and will take some rubbing to remove it. Just use a good amount of spray, and keep a damp terry towel to wipe off excess. All of this should be done after you wash the paint, and after you are done, wax it, because all surface wax will be removed as well. The end results are very smooth and a great surface to wax or buff on, good luck with it.
I have used the Mother's California Gold on several cars, and the results are AMAZING!!! I even recently used it on a 91 RS Camaro that I am partnering on the sale of, and the car legitimately came out of a junkyard, and the paint came smooth as hell and looks fantastic too. This stuff is for real try it.
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