I don't recommend it as its is substantially more 'slippery' than detail spray... lubrication is good (I think we can all agree on that ) but there is such a thing as TOO MUCH lubrication when using a claybar. You need the clay to slide, but if you over lubricate it can't grab and sheer the surface contaminants that are bonded to the paint.Hey Dylan,
Can I use the waterless wash as a clay lubricant? I think I read somewhere that I could, but I just want to make sure.
Swirl & Haze Remover (SHR) and Fine Machine Polish (FMP) work in the same way any other 2 stage system works. They round off the edges of swirls, which are really nothing more than small scratches, and level the surface of the paint to a point where they no longer reflect light at an opposing angle to the surround surfaces making them invisible to the human eye. Stage one is more aggressive with an aggressive pad and polish, stage 2 cleans up whats left behind by stage one using a finer polish and finer pad. Once the original correction is done you'll more frequently use the fine setup b/c you'll be staying on top of things the more aggressive process won't be needed.Please explain how the Swirl and Haze Remover & the Fine Machine Polish work to remove swirls. Am I safe to assume they take a small layer out of the clear coat to 'level' the paint? How often should each product be used? Very apprehensive to do anything 'potentially' damaging to a fairly new vehicle.
Basically thats a fancy way of saying YES... they remove a microscopic level of clear coat. So little that you would literally need to polish hundreds and hundreds of times even on the thinnest factory clear before you'd ever begin to be in the realm of concern about going thru your clear coat.
I have a writeup burried somewhere that I can dig up to illustrate how often you'd have to polish and for how long to be worried... lets just say unless you plan to detail every day from now until the end of your life its probably not something to worry about.
That being said you won't be correcting your paint more than a couple times a year anyways. This isn't like an every weekend type process... at most people will usually be between 3-5 corrections per year. The rest of your detailing routine needs to be tweaked to minimize the introduction of new swirls and even then you'll likely only use FMP and the white pad for the removal of fine swirls and light defects.
If you want to discuss it in anymore depth feel free to shoot me an email: [email protected]