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Hello,

 

Do you think that it is really useful to decontaminate / clean a car ?

or just usual BS marketing to sell more of their $hit ?

 

Do you know where to do it in Thailand ? Bangkok or Pattaya please.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

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Can buy them dirt cheap off Lazada
They do work

IMO unless you have a real top end show motor it's a bit of an overkill, try good wax products first off......

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About half of the car washes I've used offer it as an add-on service, most for between 1k-2k thb additional. Bangkok Car Wash used to do it as part of one of their nicer wash/clay/wax packages for under 1k total, was the best deal in town, until they closed.

 

As the poster above said, cheapest to get your own off-brand clay off Lazada or Shoppee, under 100thb, and use it with a spray bottle of lightly soapy water. If you buy a name brand like Meguiars or Sonax, expect to pay around 1000thb for the clay "kit" with a spray detailer.

 

As for your question of whether it's useful, it absolutely is. It's the best way to truly clean and prep the paint for wax, ceramic glaze, or sealer. Doesn't need to be done on a regular basis, but 2-3x a year is a good idea if you want your paint to look its best.

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On 6/26/2019 at 2:59 PM, Lacessit said:

The best way to clean a car is to get rid of any road tar with mineral turpentine first. Then wash with a clean foam pad and plain running water. Dry off with a chamois.

There are probably millions of people who clean their car, or have their cars cleaned, using soap and detergents. Worst thing they can do, because detergents get into crevices and help promote corrosion.

Modern clear coats on cars obviate the need for elaborate cleaning packages, which are a waste of money.

 

Standard cleaning does not decontaminate car paint.

 

 

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On ‎6‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 2:59 PM, Lacessit said:

The best way to clean a car is to get rid of any road tar with mineral turpentine first. Then wash with a clean foam pad and plain running water. Dry off with a chamois.

There are probably millions of people who clean their car, or have their cars cleaned, using soap and detergents. Worst thing they can do, because detergents get into crevices and help promote corrosion.

Modern clear coats on cars obviate the need for elaborate cleaning packages, which are a waste of money.

"...wash with a clean foam pad and plain running water. Dry off with a chamois.

There are probably millions of people who clean their car, or have their cars cleaned, using soap and detergents. Worst thing they can do, because detergents get into crevices and help promote corrosion".

 

And plain water can't get into crevices and doesn't promote corrosion?  Are you using a special type of plain water that only goes where you want it to go?

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On 6/28/2019 at 11:29 AM, Sam Lin said:

I hope that's a troll post, as a foam pad and plain water with no surfactants is a horrible choice for washing cars. Or washing anything else, for that matter.

 

Modern clear coats last longer than older single stage paints without special care, but that does not mean they look good for longer. If you care about swirl marks, you need to be careful with how you clean your paint.

 

and the first thing to do is avoid any car wash !

 

do you all agree that a clay bar is really useful ? i never tried it.

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After you have washed and dried your car. Rub your hand gently over the surface, if it feels silky smooth then you do not need to clay it.

 

If it feels a little rough it is in a state where Clay could be used.

 

you could buy the clay and do it yourself, however some of the 3M clays that you buy  Buy on the Internet can be a little hard little hard

 

just make sure that you use a clay lubricant. If you drop the clay on the floor throw it away. That is why you should only use small pieces at a time.And only do it in straight lines not around and around. Best to do front to back and not side to side

 

I don’t know where you are located, but I have a friend who has a detailing business in the vhip......Rangsit road...

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I've 'clayed' my car a few times, and the clay was brown afterwards, even though the paint looked clean (my car is white). Be warned though; it's really hard work. It can easily take a couple of hours as the bar is small and you can only do a small part at a time. To repeat what JAS21 said, IF YOU DROP THE CLAY ON THE GROUND, DO NOT REUSE IT; you will severely damage the paint as there will be grit stuck on the clay. After claying, my paint felt like the car had been covered in talcum powder. I then waxed it and it looked great for a few months.

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Hi there, any place to clay a car around Pattaya ? Why it doesn't seem famous in Thailand ?

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On 6/26/2019 at 2:59 PM, Lacessit said:

The best way to clean a car is to get rid of any road tar with mineral turpentine first. Then wash with a clean foam pad and plain running water. Dry off with a chamois.

There are probably millions of people who clean their car, or have their cars cleaned, using soap and detergents. Worst thing they can do, because detergents get into crevices and help promote corrosion.

Modern clear coats on cars obviate the need for elaborate cleaning packages, which are a waste of money.

 

hi, anybody can confirm about turpentine ? is it really used ? thanks.

 

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It can be, specifically for removing paint residue, bugs, tar (it's a solvent).

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