|Item Weight||1.9 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||3.5 x 4.7 x 10.6 inches|
|Item model number||G1016|
|Manufacturer Part Number||G1016|
|OEM Part Number||G1016|
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Safety WarningCAUTION: Keep out of reach of children. Not intended for use as a toy.
Make your wax protection last longer by removing above surface contaminants while restoring a smooth-as-glass finish with Meguiar's® Smooth Surface™ Clay Kit. Our non-abrasive clay bar safely, easily and instantly removes paint overspray, fallout, environmental contaminants and more, making waxing easier and longer lasting. Removing above surface contaminants and restoring a smooth surface to your paint finish is easily accomplished with Meguiar's® Smooth Surface™ Clay Kit. Our non-abrasive clay bar safely, easily, and instantly removes paint overspray, fallout, environmental contaminants and more, making waxing easier and more durable. The Smooth Surface™ Clay Kit provides the best performance and the best value with a full-sized Quik Detailer and a Supreme Shine™ Microfiber in every kit.
Make your wax protection last longer by removing above surface contaminants while also restoring a smooth-as-glass finish with Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit. Meguiar's non-abrasive clay bar safely, easily and instantly removes paint overspray, fallout, environmental contaminants and more.
With Meguiar’s Smooth Surface Clay Kit, you will be able to make waxing easier and longer lasting, and safely remove bonded contaminants.
Evaluating Your Paint Surface
Before using Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit on your vehicle, it is recommended that you begin by washing and drying your car thoroughly, as it will allow you to evaluate the surface of your vehicle for the presence of various defects needing correction.
Defects fall into two basic categories;
- Above Surface Bonded Contaminants: These include industrial fall out, paint overspray, tree sap mist, bird droppings, etc.
- Below Surface Defects: These include fine scratches, swirl marks, etching, oxidation, etc.
Above Surface Bonded Contaminants often cannot be seen but they can be felt. Run your clean hand over the paint of your vehicle immediately after washing and drying it. Does the paint feel "as smooth as glass"? If not and your paint surface is rough to the touch, this is an indication that you will need to clay your car using Meguiar’s Smooth Surface Clay Kit.
The roughness you feel is the presence of environmental contaminants such as over-spray, fallout, brake dust, tree sap, etc., that have bonded to your paint finish. No amount of wax car waxing will remove these contaminants.
Applying car wax on top of bonded contaminants takes effort and inhibits the adhesion of your wax. Further, these contaminants reduce your paint’s reflectivity, preventing your vehicle to shine to its full potential.
Below Surface Defects generally cannot be felt, but they can be seen, especially in strong, direct light. Good lighting is critical to evaluating the surface of your paint, because most cars will look good in the shade; therefore we recommend that you inspect your car's finish in direct sunlight or under strong fluorescent lights.
Claying is often thought of as a difficult detailing process that should only be performed by trained professionals; but on the contrary is a very simple process that usually can be done fairly quickly.
With the proper use of the claying bar and Meguiar’s Quik Detailer (included in the Smooth Surface Clay Kit), the clay will quickly, but gently remove bonded contaminants on your vehicle’s painted surfaces. This will leave behind a surface that is completely contaminant free and will be evident by your ability to smoothly glide your hand against your vehicle’s paint.
A Few Tips About Claying
To make the claying process easier, you don't need to apply much pressure, just enough to control the clay. It is important to keep the area well lubricated while claying and once the area feels completely smooth to the touch, wipe it dry and move on to the next section. Continuing this process, section by section, will allow you to clay your vehicle in a uniform manner.
Keep the following points in mind when using Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit;
- Claying removes “bonded contaminants” on your paint’s surface; and not “below surface” defects like swirls, scratches or etchings.
- You can clay any painted, glass or chrome surfaces.
- Claying will enable clear reflections and allow car wax to adhere to the paint better and last longer.
- Split one 80g. clay bar into two separate pieces. That way if you drop it, you still have one good piece of clay.
- Knead your clay bar into a flat, round wafer in order to use it.
- Use a mist and wipe product like Quik Detailer as a lubricant.
Important: If you drop your piece of clay on the floor, replace it with a new one.
What's in the Box?
Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit with 1 Quik Detailer (16 fl. oz), 2 80g. Premium Clay Bars, in a resealable, plastic storage case, 1 Supreme Shine Microfiber Towel, instructions.
Top customer reviews
Took me about 2 hours to go over the whole car and I got every single last piece of crud off of my paint. Looks brand new again, even though it's only a year old, and I will definitely use this kit again.
I have another tip too...for white car owners. Buy the Mequiars White Wax and wax your car with it AFTER you clay bar and you'll be shocked at the way your car looks..it will look EVEN BETTER than the day you bought it.
1) Quick wash spray:
The quick wash spray is amazing. Better than S100. I was so impressed. It got all of the tree sap off all parts and cleaned my wheels, yes, it cleaned my wheels (for avid motorcyclers, that is pretty amazing, particularly without having to sponge clean them at least). The only drawback is that even for my bike, which is a naked bike (less parts to clean), the bottle is only good for two washes. Wash gets an A+, quantity gets a C. If the quick detail (haven't tried yet) works great, then the wash being less in quantity is not as critical.
Again, amazing. It is in a quasi powder form so it won't try out and it doesn't mess up the applicator (whatever you choose to use) and cleans as well as polishes. It removed grease, brake dust, whatever might have happened to get on metal parts. It does not scratch or discolor nearby plastic or rubber. Does not leave mirror scratches and hazes quickly for fast application and hand buff.
Also fantastic, although not meant for wind screens (it will leave some light scratches), but for all other plastics, works amazing. Does not hurt stickers or labels.
Paint Polish (normal polish (e.g. for gas tank)):
Works great, hazes quickly, leaves a nice shine. Yet to be tested: How well it holds off dirt until the next quick detail or wash (e.g. how is it protecting my bike).
Leather / vinyl polish: Also works great. For some synthetic fabrics, you'll need to use a cloth with a little water as a final wipe off as it does get into pourous areas. Once on, it works really well. Hope is protects as well as it looks.
Included cloth: AWESOME. I recommend also purchasing the 3-pack of Meguire's micro-fiber clothes. They work very well and come out of the wash in perfect shape. Other said they got soaked too quickly, but I found them to be about right. Great for polishing. The 3-pack is reasonably priced, so if you have to buy 3 a year, no big deal.
Compared to my S100 kits in the past, everything included is better than its S100 counterparts, except that S100 gives you more of everything (but I'd rather have the good stuff).
I absolutely love the Ultimate Wax. Long lasting, looks great, easy to apply and easy to buff off. One odd thing I've noted when using it, though. Unlike other waxes, it doesn't look it's best when first applied. When I first used it, I was disappointed a bit after I finished applying. I've never been able to come up with a good word to describe it. It's just not as rich and deep as some other waxes. However, the next day it looked way better. I've read it takes several hours to "cure".
The car wash is good stuff as well. It has wax in it and, while it won't substitute for a real coat of wax, does seem to extend the life of the ultimate Wax so I can go longer between coats.
The Back to Black is also good, but has to be redone fairly often (at least on my wife's Civic Si). The towels, applicators, and mitt are better than average quality, but don't measure up to the top shelf stuff.
Like other's have said, it would be nice if a clay bar were included.
The one disappointment in the Ultimate line for me has been the Protectant. It has the nice flat "new car look" I like in an interior protectant and doesn't leave everything looking shiny and feeling greasy. However, it leaves surfaces slightly "tacky" feeling and it smells bad.
I've found einszett Cockpit Premium is much better. No tacky feel, smells better, lasts longer, and a little bit goes a long way so the bottle lasts longer. It's more expensive, but I think it's actually cheaper in the long run since I can go longer between uses and can get 6-8 times as many detailing out of a bottle when compared to the traditional protectants.