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I normally use a degreaser to get off sap and other stubborn crud on the gelcoat. Has anyone tried this clay bar substitute?

 

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https://www.griotsgarage.com/brilliant-finish-synthetic-clay/

Here is a great review:

https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/product-reviews-by-mike-phillips/106302-review-how-griots-garage-brilliant-finish-synthetic-clay.html

I use a real clay bar on my cars, but when you drop it on the ground, you are screwed, you have to throw that piece away because it traps grit. With the Synthetic Clay you just rinse it and continue on. I may order one to try. Any comments?

John Davies

Spokane WA

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1 hour ago, John E Davies said:

Any comments?

Sure - I like spending your money and I've already got enough different kinds of paint prep things in my garage 😅.  Seriously, it sure would be nice if this works well.

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4 hours ago, John E Davies said:

I normally use a degreaser to get off sap and other stubborn crud on the gelcoat. Has anyone tried this clay bar substitute?

 

453275910_ScreenShot2022-03-17at1_51_14PM.thumb.png.a6ca994a69ef2b934c4ef4676f2402dd.png

 

https://www.griotsgarage.com/brilliant-finish-synthetic-clay/

Here is a great review:

https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/product-reviews-by-mike-phillips/106302-review-how-griots-garage-brilliant-finish-synthetic-clay.html

I use a real clay bar on my cars, but when you drop it on the ground, you are screwed, you have to throw that piece away because it traps grit. With the Synthetic Clay you just rinse it and continue on. I may order one to try. Any comments?

John Davies

Spokane WA

If you do get that,  can you give your 2 cents worth (5 cents worth,  due to inflation)?  

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14 hours ago, John Welte said:

If you do get that,  can you give your 2 cents worth (5 cents worth,  due to inflation)?  

Sure, I ordered one already. I also decided to buy a random orbit polisher, so I went ahead and bought another $175 worth of pads and potions from Griot's Garage. 😉

Now I just have to find a Dewalt 20-Volt MAX XR Cordless Brushless 5 in. Variable Speed Random Orbit Polisher with (2) 20-Volt 5.0Ah Batteries & Charger that is in stock somewhere ... I did find a couple of "open box" ones on eBay for less than $380, but everybody else seems to be Not Available or full MSRP ($600).

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John,

Lowe's in Monroe WA has 5 in stock...they can be drop shipped to a Lowe's in Spokane or your house.

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16 minutes ago, Galway Girl said:

John,

Lowe's in Monroe WA has 5 in stock...they can be drop shipped to a Lowe's in Spokane or your house.

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I don’t think it is the same one, (DCM848P2), I can't even find that item listed at Lowes. Dewalt has a gazillion kits. That is how I ended up with so many tools that I haven’t even used yet

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The one at Monroe is the tool only. thus part number DCM848B (bare tool is the B designator). The part you show is the the full Kit which is the part number you have:  DCM848P2, and includes a bag and battery charger & battery.

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This DCM848P2 - 20V MAX* cordless kit includes a 5 in. Random Orbit Polisher, two 20V MAX* 5.0Ah batteries, charger, and kit bag."

 

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29 minutes ago, Galway Girl said:

The one at Monroe is the tool only. thus part number DCM848B (bare tool is the B designator). The part you show is the the full Kit which is the part number you have:  DCM848P2, and includes a bag and battery charger & battery.

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This DCM848P2 - 20V MAX* cordless kit includes a 5 in. Random Orbit Polisher, two 20V MAX* 5.0Ah batteries, charger, and kit bag."

 

Well, yes, you aren’t telling me anything I didn’t know, I want the kit, I need the big batteries, all mine are 2 AH and smaller, and the yellow storage bag is so cool! I made a $370 offer on an open box kit on eBay, free shipping. Amazon has a couple of vendors but they want $600😳 I don’t care if I get an extra charger, I can sell that on Craigslist for $30.

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

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Ok sorry for my bad.

 

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