Cheap clay alternative – Modelling clay

Clay application is one of the most important part of detailing. Clay decontaminates your vehicle so that it gets its original gloss. Unfortunately Clay is super expensive. This is true atleast if you are not in US or UK.

I have a cheap clay alternate solution to counter this. It is modelling Clay. Modelling clay is available in toy or stationery stores. You can buy a pack for around Rs 50 which is less than 1 US $. Proper Clay from Meguiar’s or other brand costs upwards of Rs: 3000 or more.

That is a lot especially when you drop a clay on the floor, you have to through it to a dust bin.

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Camera
GT-I9500
Focal Length
4.2mm
Aperture
f/2.2
Exposure
1/458s
ISO
50

This one is made in Thailand. There are around 8 modelling clays in this pack.

I taken the blue one and tested it on my bike.

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Camera
iPhone 6
Focal Length
4.15mm
Aperture
f/2.2
Exposure
1/33s
ISO
80

I have made the clay flat and I have misted Meguiar’s quick detailer on vehicle’s surface. You can use clay on glass, paint and even wheels.

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Camera
iPhone 6
Focal Length
4.15mm
Aperture
f/2.2
Exposure
1/100s
ISO
50

Look how dirty the the disk brake components.IMG_0204

Clay just picked up quite lot of contaminants from the Disc area.

Caution: Don’t use clay lube on Disk space brake area. I just used it on places where you can see the bolt that holds wheel and the disc.

I have kneaded the clay again and used it for the wheels. If the clay gets lot of dirt, it is time to throw it out.

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