Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay Kit - Subaru Forester Owners Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
siebsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 254
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: Forester X
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay Kit

What do you guys think? I bought this for 10 bucks today down at the auto parts store and the guy said that it was fantastic (especially for the 50% off price). I'm kind of interested to see if anybody has before and after pictures... mine will follow shortly.

Red Baron - 2004 Forester X
STOCK! Fornever
siebsey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 04:00 PM
Forum Member
 
neoshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 949 The OC/The City 415
Posts: 8,479
Car Year: 05
Car Model: XSsss..
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 32 reviews
Hmm I'm interested in your outcome. I only have the darn turtle wax crap for now (can't wait to finish using it). Meg's has always been good, but have never used the surface clay kit.

05 XS
neoshi is offline  
post #3 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 04:02 PM
admin
 
SuperRu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Little 5 Points (Atlanta, GA)
Posts: 5,435
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: XT
Transmission: 4EAT
Gallery: 0
Garage
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Their clay kit is great. Take your time and you will be rewarded with a great looking finish.

Richard
04 XT.... 98S
SuperRu is online now  
post #4 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
siebsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 254
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: Forester X
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperRu View Post
Their clay kit is great. Take your time and you will be rewarded with a great looking finish.
Sweet. I'm going to try to get some good before and after pics, but the lighting in the garage/warehouse we have isn't the best for photography (it's going to be done at night). We'll see.

I'm also curious - has anyone used their buffer? Although it's realllly expensive, it looks sick!

Red Baron - 2004 Forester X
STOCK! Fornever
siebsey is offline  
post #5 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 05:00 PM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: The great state of Maine
Posts: 74
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
It's the best 20 minutes you will spend on your car. It is amazing just how well the product works. I've been claying my cars for the past few years and won't wax unless I have clayed first. Again, it takes me about 20 minutes but is well worth it.

2004 FX 5 spd
2003 Impreza RS
1997 Legacy L sdn
yohy is offline  
post #6 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
siebsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 254
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: Forester X
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by yohy View Post
It's the best 20 minutes you will spend on your car. It is amazing just how well the product works. I've been claying my cars for the past few years and won't wax unless I have clayed first. Again, it takes me about 20 minutes but is well worth it.
Cool. I think I'm going to take it through a commercial car wash about 5 minutes before I get to the warehouse, so I don't have to wash it.

How long do the clay's last? I have two bars and I want to do my ruby and my dad's 2007 toyota tundra

Red Baron - 2004 Forester X
STOCK! Fornever
siebsey is offline  
post #7 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 05:15 PM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: The great state of Maine
Posts: 74
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
The bars will last through multiple vehicles, the wetting solution will run out first. One tip, make certain you have a good grip on the clay bar, if it hits the ground, throw it out as it will pick up anything on the ground. The last thing you want is to rub grit into your paint. I get the clay formed into a 2" x 2" pad, then straighten out the fingers of my right hand, then push the clay onto the fingers.

Again, you will be absolutely amazed at how smooth the paint will feel when you are done. I live in Maine and we get all kinds of crap that settles on the cars, clay takes it off with no problems. I have even cleaned over spray off a bumper with it.

2004 FX 5 spd
2003 Impreza RS
1997 Legacy L sdn
yohy is offline  
post #8 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 05:17 PM
admin
 
SuperRu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Little 5 Points (Atlanta, GA)
Posts: 5,435
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: XT
Transmission: 4EAT
Gallery: 0
Garage
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by siebsey View Post
Cool. I think I'm going to take it through a commercial car wash about 5 minutes before I get to the warehouse, so I don't have to wash it.

How long do the clay's last? I have two bars and I want to do my ruby and my dad's 2007 toyota tundra
Do this, rinse the car down well before using the clay. You don't want any road grit on the car.

The clay will last a long time before you need replace it. It will become obvious when it is too old. It will slowly become too hard or too contaminated from use.

Richard
04 XT.... 98S
SuperRu is online now  
post #9 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
siebsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 254
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: Forester X
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperRu View Post
Do this, rinse the car down well before using the clay. You don't want any road grit on the car.

The clay will last a long time before you need replace it. It will become obvious when it is too old. It will slowly become too hard or too contaminated from use.
cool. I think i'm getting a whole meguiars kit now

Red Baron - 2004 Forester X
STOCK! Fornever
siebsey is offline  
post #10 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 05:56 PM
admin
 
SuperRu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Little 5 Points (Atlanta, GA)
Posts: 5,435
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: XT
Transmission: 4EAT
Gallery: 0
Garage
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by siebsey View Post
cool. I think i'm getting a whole meguiars kit now
You won't be disappointed. They sell quality products.

Richard
04 XT.... 98S
SuperRu is online now  
post #11 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 05:56 PM
Forum Member
 
scubadoober's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 2,584
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: fxt A/T
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 6 reviews
Use a plastic grocery bag to rub over the surface of the paint to show if the section is glass smooth. The bag helps to show any thing you missed since it will make a sound even with the smallest imperfections.
scubadoober is offline  
post #12 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 07:21 PM
Forum Member
 
wakeabyss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 2,885
Car Year: 2005
Car Model: Sequoia, V70R
Transmission: auto
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 13 reviews
I love the Meguiars clay bar. Much better than Mothers' IMO. I usually get rid of a clay bar after two uses. I don't like paint swirls.
wakeabyss is offline  
post #13 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 02:53 PM
Forum Member
 
Geezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Milton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 423
Car Year: 2009
Car Model: Forester XS Ltd
Gallery: 2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by neoshi View Post
Hmm I'm interested in your outcome. I only have the darn turtle wax crap for now (can't wait to finish using it). Meg's has always been good, but have never used the surface clay kit.
Um, which Turtle Wax crap is that? I am presently using the Turtle Wax ICE Clay Bar liquid compound which in my opinion is 100% easier to use than a dry clay bar and gets results that are just as good.

I finish off with paste ICE wax and an over-spray with the ICE detail spray and the car ends up looking so shiny that it is almost impossible to look directly at it in the sunlight (without a decent pair of sunglasses).

Geezer

Griff (The Geezer)
Drives a 2009 Forester XS Ltd.
Geezer is offline  
post #14 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 03:08 PM
Forum Member
 
vicali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: kam, BC
Posts: 1,426
Car Year: 2008
Car Model: Forester AE
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
vicali is offline  
post #15 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
siebsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 254
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: Forester X
Gallery: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by vicali View Post
that looks sickkk!

Red Baron - 2004 Forester X
STOCK! Fornever
siebsey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Subaru Forester Owners Forum > Technical Forums and Vehicle Assistance > Car Care

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Subaru Forester Owners Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome