Flaps? What flaps?
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Had a go with my Bilt Hamber Medium Autoclay today!
Dragged loads of crud out of the paintwork (not been done in at least 35k, parked all day in an industrial area etc..), and the bits I clayed feel smooth and lovely!
Seemes to take bloody ages though... In about 1-2 hours I managed the bonnet, front bumper, windscreen, and two front wings... Needed about 3-5 passes over each area of panel before the scratchy/dragging feeling passed and it felt totally smooth, and I used plenty of water from a spray bottle as lube.. Definitely got the hang of telling the difference between dragging when the clay was too dry and when it was dragging on bonded junk..
No downward pressure, jut the weight of my hand/clay and running it nice and light over the paint. I was using a flattened nugget of clay that was about 1/8th of the total bar, and folded/turned it regularly to expose a fresh surface...
Upshot is that the coat of Cherry Glaze that went o top of the freshly clayed surface was super super easy to apply... Just zipped along, and looks lovely now it's buffed off!
So does it take everyone this long to clay? Will have to finish the job next weekend now!