Clay mitt uses - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
 
Thread Tools
(Post Link) post #1 of 4 Old 07-06-17 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
 
higgsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
Posts: 13
Clay mitt uses

Hi all I've had a clay mitt for a while and it's starting to fall apart after about 4 uses. Have any of you used them before or how many times do you use them before replacing?

I'm not sure if 4 uses Is about right - but would never go back to a normal clay bar with how much time a clay mitt shaves off!
higgsy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Status: -
AO Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Cumbria
Posts: 988

Member car:

156 JTD 20v

A clay mitt should last a lot longer than 4 uses, something has gone wrong. I have used a cheap mitt over 15 times on my car and it is still in good condition
lowejackson is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: London
County: -Middlesex
Posts: 202
Quote:
Originally Posted by lowejackson View Post
A clay mitt should last a lot longer than 4 uses, something has gone wrong. I have used a cheap mitt over 15 times on my car and it is still in good condition


+1.

Mine's Meguiars.

OP, you do not say if branded. But a good quality mitt, used and maintained per manufacturer's instructions should last a very long time - on the basis that I'd not clay a car's surface more than twice a year.

A couple of questions. Forgive me if they are obvious but on the principle that the only stupid question is the one you don't ask:

1. Do you use plenty of lubrication when claying? Something more than water, like a detailer or dedicated clay lube? Do you refresh both the panel and the mitt frequently?

2. Do you rinse the dirt accumulated on mitt off with plain water regularly during, and then immediately after, use and then air dry it? It might not be grateful for being put in a washing machine if that is what you are doing.

HTH

Peter
Fentum is offline  
Status: -
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
County: -
Posts: 6
Try a clay towel , as long as they are washed and kept damp they will last a long time , depending on amount of use!
dan pandaman is offline  
Reply

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Car Detailing

Tags
clay , mitt

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



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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

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