Away. For the time
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Hi Bradley. Attempted the claying yet?
I bought the Autoglym Surface Detailing Clay 5-piece kit from Amazon. Now I can recommend it - the Brera looks good. However, I'm not too sure the car was actually dirty enough to benefit much from the clay. The lubricant, which is also called Rapid Detailer, brings the shine up nice, too. The Super Resin Polish benefits from some elbow grease and really brings makes the beast shine! Lovely. I got some Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2 to finish things off, but it hasn't stopped raining long enough to apply it! I might have to polish again before I do the final wax. The hard work really pays off, but I won't feel compelled to do it again for quite a while.
One thing I would say about the clay: do it on a warm day, like 20į, because the clay would be more malleable. It was so cold the day I did it, I found it difficult to mold the clay into a flat shape. Also, it seemed to be doing more work down along the bottom edges of the car, like around the wheel arches and skirting boards, which makes sense.
The Autoglym kit is good for three uses, I would say, so break the clay into thirds and just keep folding it to reveal a clean surface as you proceed through the job. There are online claying videos on you tube.