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    im planning a MEGA-CLEAN in the morning, will it be ok to clay in this cold weather or is it best wait till the weather picks up?

    sorry if its a daft question but this will be my first time...(clay virgin)

    just looked at the clay and its as hard as a brick?...microwave for 10 seconds in the morning or is that a no no?

    cheers guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by big rich astra View Post
    im planning a MEGA-CLEAN in the morning, will it be ok to clay in this cold weather or is it best wait till the weather picks up?

    sorry if its a daft question but this will be my first time...(clay virgin)

    just looked at the clay and its as hard as a brick?...microwave for 10 seconds in the morning or is that a no no?

    cheers guys

    TBH mate, you're better off leaving it until it's warmer. The clay is better being warm. I'm not gonna attempt mine until the warm(er) weather comes.
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    As Gary said it's certainly easier when it's warmer weather but you can certainly clay in the cold, you just have to give the bar a good ol' knead to get it softer before you start. Keep putting it between your hands during use to keep it soft as it's obviously going to start to harden once you expose it to the cold and the cold spray.

    It's a bit more work, but if you're keen to do it tomorrow then no reason why you can't - I've clayed mine a couple of times in cold weather now - once when it was really cold! lol

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    TBH better waiting for spring when no salt left on the roads

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    if u rinse the car off with lukwarm water to take the chill out of the panels the clay will be fine. when u open ur clay bar split it into 4-5 pieces then place all the pieces in a bucket of warm water that way the clay will be more pliable.this was a tip we got from andy at autobrite so can't be wrong.hth

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    cheers for the tips guys, i think im gonna give it a go, quite looking forward to it tbh

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    what wanna veccy said, keep it in a bag of water, the hour or two before you use it drop it in warm water

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lump View Post
    what wanna veccy said, keep it in a bag of water, the hour or two before you use it drop it in warm water
    i had to pick up my wheels today so it never happend

    if i get time i will be doing this tommorow, cheers for the advice lads

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    i clayed ma car on sat n it was on n off rainin,and was freezin too,put up the pics of the finish n it came up really well,so IMO a think itd be ok to do it in th cold.not tried it warm though so cant say wether it'l be easier or not on my behalf :| what ever you think will suit you better you should do have fun though

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    If you can get hold of some soft clay and do the warm water method you'll be sorted, plenty of lube and bobs your uncle.

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