|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.
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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.
So here's what you get: 16-ounce Gold Class wash shampoo and conditioner, 16-ounce Quik detailer, 16-ounce Quik interior detailer, 16-ounce cleaner wax liquid , 24-ounce Hot Rims all wheel cleaner, washing sponge, foam applicator, and Supreme Shine microfiber towel.
1.) 16-ounce Gold Class wash shampoo and conditioner: Just add a few capfuls to a bucket and it provides a sudsy and silky cleaner for your car that won't remove the wax that is on your car.
2.) 16-ounce Quik detailer: Great to use between washes with the microfiber cloth to clean of any bugs or grime on the paint.
3.) 16-ounce Quik interior detailer: Use on the interior plastics and vinyl of your car. Use a different microfiber cloth than the one you use for the exterior. Recommend you apply to cloth first to avoid overspray. Brings out the color of your interior without the greasy look. (see picture)
4.) 16-ounce cleaner wax liquid: This is Meguiar's entry level wax, but it works well at providing a layer of protection for your paint. Water beeds up and makes it easier the next time you wash.
5.) 24-ounce Hot Rims all wheel cleaner: This product works amazing at cleaning the grease and brake dust from your rims. Just be sure to read the instructions on how to apply and rinse thoroughly. When used correctly, your rims will look brand new again.
6.) Washing sponge: It's a good sponge; mines lasted over 3 years.
7.) Foam applicator: Use to apply the Cleaner Wax
8.) Supreme Shine microfiber towel: This 16"x24" towel is best used to remove the wax you've applied to the car or for use with the Quick detailer. It's very soft and should not leave any swirls or marring of your clear coat paint. Again, don't use the same microfiber towel for the interior detailer as you do for the wax removal.
The only item missing from this kit is probably one of Meguiar's tire dressing products. They have other kits that include the tire dressing, but it should probably been included in this one, too.
I hope you found this review helpful in making your purchase decision.
I'll admit, my car is only a month old, it just came onto the lot the day before I bought it and I'm the only one to have put any miles on it. But I had NO idea how dirty my car had gotten in that month. IMMEDIATELY after washing with the Gold Wash, I could see the shine and it looked like it just rolled off the showroom floor again.
The wax definitely keeps it looking just as good as being freshly-washed, and worked so well that water was beading on my --palms-- after I was done hand-waxing the car. That probably means I used too much..
I've only used the quick detailer and interior detailer a few times. The quick detailer is nice to get out water spots from rain or sprinklers and such, and so far has done well. Don't have much of a basis to test it with as of right now. The interior detailer is definitely nice and gave everything a clean look, but didn't seem to be anything special as the interior is still new and clean.
The tire gloss gel was great! It made my tires look brand new even with all the dust in AZ, but didn't give them a 'wet' or freshly-washed look. The tires just looked...clean!
I haven't used the PlastX or the ScratchX as the car is brand new, and reading up on recommendations, I decided not to clay my car prior to waxing it, so that has yet to be used as well. As for the wash mit, microfiber cloth and the foam pad, the mit DEFINITELY holds a --lot-- of water and worked great for keeping the Gold Wash "suddzy" on my car, the microfiber cloth held up well, I can't find any complaints about it so that's good!
My only 'complaints' about the kit are the foam pad is definitely small. My hands aren't dainty by any means, nor are they freakishly large, but I had to make sure my fingers didn't hang over the edges of the pad while I was waxing the car. I only wish it was larger, other than that it worked just fine. The only other thing I wish the it had was two or maybe three microfiber cloths instead of one. The one it came with quickly became dirty and I had no others to use at the time, so I ended up forced to let it dry in the sun between steps.