An Easier to Use Clay than Most
December 12, 2014
I've been claying my cars for more than 10 years. Best detailing secret I ever learned! But I've found that many clays that I have tried including those from Adams, Detailer's Domain [two different recipes], and Mother's are generally much harder and harder to knead and use than Griott's Garage yellow clay. Until I tried several others, I did not realize the significant differences among them. The clays from Adams and Detailer's Domain were so hard, even after pre-warming them in hot water, that I had very sore forearm muscles for a few days after struggling to use them. [They might be good products for body builders wanting to increase their grip muscles!] The Griott's clay is stickier than the others, too. And the yellow color makes it very easy to see the contaminants that are removed from painted panels or painted wheels.
Pros:Easy to knead and use, easy to see contaminants that are removed. Price is reasonable compared to competition. Screw-on lid storage container and sealed plastic film packaging within keeps new clay fresh and soft. I have a used remnant of a several years old bar that I keep in its original container and it is still soft. Not so with the competition.
Cons:Sticky enough that use with thin rubber gloves is advised. Otherwise, some of the clay is likely to transfer to your skin.