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Old 03-03-2018, 06:35 AM   #2
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It was a bit late last night when I posted, so here's what I did.

I washed & dried the car before doing the speed clay. I used detailer to lubricate the surface. I even had a rinse bucket to clean the speed clay between panels. I did small to med circles where appropriate, but also did angle motions over the contours. I used a microfiber towel to buff the residue after it dried. All per the instructions on the package.

The swirls that I found after buffing aren't your typical swirls - they looked more like the motion I used with the speed clay. That's why I was suspecting it. When looking at the product in the store, my concern was where do the imperfections pulled from the surface go? The speed clay is not porous and won't absorb them like clay bar would. Seems to me they would just remain on the surface of the speed clay and could potentially scratch your paint. But I figured if Mother's is selling it, they would have figured that out before marketing the product.

Now I'm not so sure.
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