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"Clay" Cloth, 7"x7"

Now you can get a truly clean surface before you glaze and wax without resorting to abrasives.  If you're familiar with a clay bar then hold on because it's successor has arrived.

Always wash your car first before using any "Clay" product.  

Meguiars M62, Professional Car Wash Shampoo, 3D Pink Soap (pure shampoos) or Meguiar's D11101 Shampoo Plus, 3D Wash N Wax (shampoos plus "Glossifiers") are all excellent choices.  However, when you wash your paint you only remove water soluble materials.  What about the road tar, grease, tree sap, rail dust, hard water deposits, etc. which soapy water can't dissolve and remove?  That's what a clay bar is all about.  It will remove all the non-water soluble paint contaminants.  Safe to use on all paint, glass, chrome, plastic, etc.

 This new product is a 7"x7" microfiber cloth coated on one side with a revolutionary new rubberized polymer which will do the job of the clay bar - better - and with less FUSS!  Kneading the clay bar into a fresh, cleaner surface is a thing of the past.  Drop it and throw it away? ... NOT with the new products!  Just rinse them off thoroughly and go back to work.  Compared to the finger tip working patch for clay you get to use your whole hand to do the job.  If you get 12 to 15 cars per 200 gram bar then you're being very efficient BUT the new products are capable of 50 cars, as advertised, and possibly 80 to 100!

Now you noticed I mentioned "Products".  There is more than one.  You can choose between this 7"x7" cloth, a 12"x12" cloth, the "Clay" Mitt or one of the "Clay" Pads for DA or Cyclo (that is to say, in 6" or 4"). 

Enter, stage left, a very-neglected, black Suburban (you know, the original UV [not SUV] by Chevy).  This vehicle was covered in several colors of oversprayed paint.  I whipped out the old clay bar and started removing the problem.  The bar did a good job, but not in a reasonable period of time.  It was taking much too long.  I grabed the "Clay" cloth and - BOOM - a few passes and the area was clean. 

Save time, do a better job, save money and enjoy life with the latest Tech.  About that money thing ... up front cost is much higher but, do the Math, 12 to 15 cars vs 50 to 80 cars for 2-3 times the cost.  You have to have the volume but if you do, you gotta' have this stuff.

 A lubricant, like Meguiars M34, Final Inspection or any other mist & wipe, is still necessary as with any clay bar.  The lubricant will cause the cloth to "hydroplane" over the surface and protect the paint from contact but will still allow the contaminants to be reached.


 The method recommended to remove any contaminant with "clay" is simple and similar.   

1.  Spray the rubberized polymer surface with lubricant.  

2.  Use a water-based lubricant to help the "clay" glide over the paint surface.  All the “Mist & Wipe” products are ideal.  The doctor recommends Meguiars M34, Final Inspection.  Spray the lubricant with a trigger sprayer over the area to be cleaned.  

3.   No “Knead” is necessary. Lightly rub the lubricated area with much the same motion as when washing.  Rubbing should not be hard, the "clay" works with minimal pressure.

4.  Once the "clay" gets loaded up with contaminants, simply rinse it off with lubricant and go back to work.

5.  Secure the clay after use in a clean container like a baggie but protect the rubberize polymer surface from contact with itself.  In hot environment it can stick.  If it sticks peel the two surfcaes apart gently applying only enough force to encourage the surfaces to release.  If you tear or patch a section it can safely be ignored.

What Nanoskins has to say:

•  Lasts 2~3 time longer than clay 
•  For a flawless “show room perfect” shine
•  Glides on & off easily for a slick finish
•  If inadvertently dropped on shop floor, simply rinse clean

NANOSKIN AUTOSCRUB System works fast and achieves professional results with a new advanced rubber polymer technology which replaces the use of clay bars. It safely and easily removes paint over spray, water spots, fresh tree sap, rail dust and other bonded surface contaminants from the surface of automotive paint, glass, moldings and plastic. Unlike the clay bar, the AUTOSCRUB can be cleaned by simply rinsing off the accumulated contaminates with water. If you should drop the AUTOSCRUB on the ground;  just rinse the rubber clean and you're ready to go again. Unlike clay bars the AUTOSCRUB glides easily for sturdy and controlled handling. Constantl reshaping of clay is a thing of the past!


*For surface prep = Use with NANOSKIN GLIDE Instant Spray Lubricant.

*For ONE-Step Clay, wax, and seal = Use with NANOSKIN NANO SHOCK Hydrophobic Spray Lubricant Sealant.

*For glass prep. and hydrophilic anti-static sealant = Use with RAIN PREP Glass

 Cleaner/Activator.  Then follow with RAIN Glass Sealant and microfiber towel.


Use ONLY on clean, cool paint out of direct sunlight. DO NOT work on the surface over 144°F.  Test in an inconspicuous place for the first time in case of unexpected adverse effects on paint surface.

1. Thoroughly wash vehicle to free surface of dust, sand, and dirt.

2. Dilute GLIDE to desired strength (16 oz. makes 1 gallon RTU.) or NANO SHOCK

3. Mist sufficient GLIDE or NANO SHOCK onto the surface evenly.

4. Polish the surface with light pressure.

5. Wipe off residue and apply wax or glaze.


- Sufficient lubrication is crucial to the AUTOSCRUB application.

- Plain water is NOT an adequate lubricant.

- AUTOSCRUB is not solvent resistant.

- Remove tar & grease before application

Helpful Tips:

The AUTOSCRUB has a protective coating to ensure stability within transportation.

To break in the pad, moisten the AUTOSCRUB with desired lubricant.

Moisten a portion of window glass or other glass surface. Rub AUTOSCRUB in circular motion against the glass for 30~60 seconds.  During this time you may see a white soapy foam. This is the

protective sealant coming off. Don’t use until the polymerized rubber is soft and slightly tacky.

Cold temperatures may stiffen pad. Warm surface before using.

Total Import Solutions is not responsible for the misuse of this product or if the product is used in any other way than directed.


Compare with clay bars:


Speedy Prep Sponge

Traditional Clay Bars

Application Tool




45~50 times

10~15 times




Temp. Sensitivity

Low to Medium

Medium to High

Use with Lubricant




Fast to remove

Slow to remove

Brake Dust

Fast to remove

Slow to remove

Rail Dust

Fast to remove

Hard to remove

Industrial Pollution

Fast to remove

Slow to remove


Not required



Item #664

OEM: Mini Clay Cloth

$29.95 USD