Nanoskin pad vs clay

Discussion in 'Tools - Machine Polishers, Pressure Washers, Detai' started by 99monguse, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. 99monguse

    99monguse Birth of a Detailer

    Just saw a video on the Nanoskin pad. I have been using clay forever and I'm curious about this new pad; does it do as good as clay? I realize it lasts quite a long time.
  2. porta

    porta Jedi Nuba

    Its great and so much faster then claying. Time is money.
  3. RZJZA80

    RZJZA80 Two Bucket System Washer

    It may be faster, but a lot of people have reported that it mars more than clay, any truth to this? That's basically the reason I've yet to buy any nanoskin type product.
  4. dsms

    dsms DB Forum Supporter

    Most serious marring issues come from the pad not being properly broken in before use. Running it on the glass with plenty of lube before moving onto paint fixes the marring issue. The pad stiffens up after use when it dries so clay all the glass with it first everytime you use it. Another option is the towel which also works great.

    Side note you will get marring on jet black car but its very superficial and taken out within 5-10 seconds of polishing, do not fear. On harder paints with plenty of lube I get zero marring with the pad/
  5. toddcc1

    toddcc1 Virgin Detailer

    I just used it for the first time. I prepped it on the glass, with plenty of lube. What normally took me 1.5 hours to clay by hand, took me about 45 minutes with the Nanoskin and PC. No marring, but used plenty of detail spray. I was able to cover a much wider swatch, versus smaller sections with a clay bar.

    ...I'm never going back.

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