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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:41 PM

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QUOTE (cbsteh @ Oct 27 2013, 12:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is to confirm than Megs clay is so much better than PG clay. I cracked open my new Megs clay today, and after claying, my paint did not feel gritty at all, so unlike when I was using the PG clay.

I was previously using Megs clay but I thought I save money by using PG clay. I really wanted to like PG clay because it would save me money.

You get what you pay, I guess.

Must be some tough contaminants or your Megs must be aggressive. For me no problems with PG clay, surface still comes out smooth.... smile_thumbup.gif

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:46 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Oct 27 2013, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Must be some tough contaminants or your Megs must be aggressive. For me no problems with PG clay, surface still comes out smooth.... smile_thumbup.gif


I am curious because I know people here have no issues with PG clay. I wonder if it's my technique of claying or something. I don't put my muscles in it when I clay. I just slide the clay left and right, easy does it, unless I see an stubborn tar spot then I rub harder.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:20 PM

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QUOTE (cbsteh @ Oct 27 2013, 01:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am curious because I know people here have no issues with PG clay. I wonder if it's my technique of claying or something. I don't put my muscles in it when I clay. I just slide the clay left and right, easy does it, unless I see an stubborn tar spot then I rub harder.


Which PG clay did you buy? Did you buy the mildest which is for black cars? Cannot be technique as Meg clay works for you. I have all of PG's clay bars and all worked as advertised and never used any other brand so far as i didn't need to. PG's clay for dull paint is pretty aggressive and don't recommend it unless you have bad over spray.

Most of the time I use the one for light coloured cars.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:56 AM

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QUOTE (cbsteh @ Oct 27 2013, 01:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am curious because I know people here have no issues with PG clay. I wonder if it's my technique of claying or something. I don't put my muscles in it when I clay. I just slide the clay left and right, easy does it, unless I see an stubborn tar spot then I rub harder.

Yah! agree with bro. jon. If Megs works for you nothing wrong with your technique. I too just slide it left and right, without much force too... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:07 AM

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QUOTE (jonlsl @ Oct 27 2013, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Which PG clay did you buy? Did you buy the mildest which is for black cars? Cannot be technique as Meg clay works for you. I have all of PG's clay bars and all worked as advertised and never used any other brand so far as i didn't need to. PG's clay for dull paint is pretty aggressive and don't recommend it unless you have bad over spray.

Most of the time I use the one for light coloured cars.


Same here. I use the PG for light cars.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:02 AM

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same here, no issues with PG clay bar so far...although nowadays I don't see much contaminants being pickup. Maybe due to my claying before cleaning the paint/sealant application approximately every 3 months or so.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:05 PM

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I have plenty of issues with PG clay...crumbling, marring, sticking, not lasting in strorage, not so pliable as others, negative reaction to some shampoo....just to name a few. I pass one brand new bar to a friend and he also didn't like it. Maybe I need a re-visit cuz that was quite a few years back......

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:53 AM

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QUOTE (arch5069 @ Oct 28 2013, 11:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
same here, no issues with PG clay bar so far...although nowadays I don't see much contaminants being pickup. Maybe due to my claying before cleaning the paint/sealant application approximately every 3 months or so.

Wah! 3 months clay. I do it like a year or two nowadays..... smile_tongue.gif

QUOTE (KrisMas @ Oct 28 2013, 02:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have plenty of issues with PG clay...crumbling, marring, sticking, not lasting in strorage, not so pliable as others, negative reaction to some shampoo....just to name a few. I pass one brand new bar to a friend and he also didn't like it. Maybe I need a re-visit cuz that was quite a few years back......

I lazy to keep them so I just submerge them in water and still using after 2 to 3 years.... smile_big.gif

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

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QUOTE (KrisMas @ Oct 28 2013, 02:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have plenty of issues with PG clay...crumbling, marring, sticking, not lasting in strorage, not so pliable as others, negative reaction to some shampoo....just to name a few. I pass one brand new bar to a friend and he also didn't like it. Maybe I need a re-visit cuz that was quite a few years back......


Funny you got so much problem with PG clay, I have all 3 and have then for quite some time now. One of them is already a few years old and still perfect condition.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:59 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Oct 29 2013, 07:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wah! 3 months clay. I do it like a year or two nowadays..... smile_tongue.gif

Haha...3 months may be too obsessive but I just like the smooth feeling after clay...


I lazy to keep them so I just submerge them in water and still using after 2 to 3 years.... smile_big.gif


Won't submerging the clay in water have adverse affects in the long run?