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    Thread: Can this or will this end the clay bar? - NanoSkin AutoScrub

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      04-21-2012 10:40 AM #1
      NANOSKIN Autoscrub 6 inch Pad - Better and Faster than Claying



      Wow is all I can say about this new tool and new technology. I believe this will change the way most pro detailers and DIYers will prep their cars. This is truly a time saver and will pay for itself after a couple detail jobs. We have spent in some cases 1-2 hours claying and prepping a midsize sedan (in rough shape) we recently tested the AutoScrub on an Audi S8 and we were finished in about 15 minutes! You really won't believe this until you try it yourself. The AutoScrub will make you leave your clay bar behind.

      NANOSKIN AutoScrub works fast and achieves professional results with the new advanced rubber polymer technology, which replaces the use of clay bars.

      A dual action orbital polisher is required. AutoScrub will safely and easily removes paint over spray, water spots, tree sap, rail dust and other bonded surface contaminants from the surface of automotive paint, glass, moldings and plastic.

      AutoScrub works great with your favorite detail spray or clay lubricant. Unlike the clay bar, the AutoScrub can be cleaned by simply rinsing off the accumulated contaminates with water. If you drop the AutoScrub on the ground, no worries, just rinse the sponge pad clean and you're ready to keep using it.

      AutoScrub allows for sturdy and controlled handling, unlike clay bars where constant reshaping is required.

      Features
      - Lasts up to 4 times longer than clay bars
      - Glides on & off easily for a slick finish
      - If inadvertently dropped on shop floor, simply rinse clean
      - Up to 50-60 uses before you need to replace it

      Directions
      1. Thoroughly wash vehicle free of dust, sand, and dirt.
      2. Mist sufficient detail spray or clay lubricant onto the surface evenly.
      3. Polish the surface with dual action orbital polisher using light pressure (Low Speed).
      4. Wipe off residue and move on to compound and polishing or even go straight to your last step.

      Important tips:
      - Sufficient lubrication is crucial to the AUTOSCRUB application.
      - DO NOT use water
      - DO NOT use with rotary polisher.

      Take a look at the 3 offers we have. Pre Order Pricing is in effect, we should have the first wave by Friday.



      NanoSkin AutoScrub 3 inch Kit

      NanoSkin AutoScrub 6 inch Kit
      Nano Skin AutoScrub 6 Inch Pad

      Various photos of how the pad looks and works

      3 inch pad kit




      6 inch pad on the Griots on an Uber 5 inch backing plate




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      04-21-2012 01:25 PM #2
      How would this compare to the Nanoskin towel. Notice everyone is jumping on the "nano" terminology to the point where its like "turbo"

    3. 04-21-2012 08:00 PM #3
      I would love to see a before and after shot of an in need of prep black panel and a before and after of an already perfected black panel.

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      05-11-2012 04:18 PM #4
      Anyone w/ experience with this yet? Getting ready to order some pads, clay, etc..

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      05-13-2012 08:50 AM #5
      I'm curious about this as well. It's almost time for me to detail the family cars. If it works this could be great time saver. I really like the idea of being able to rinse them off if it's dropped.

      Any forum member feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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      05-13-2012 09:51 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Motown_Dub View Post
      I'm curious about this as well. It's almost time for me to detail the family cars. If it works this could be great time saver. I really like the idea of being able to rinse them off if it's dropped.

      Any forum member feedback would be greatly appreciated.
      we have over 40 cars on our pad now and have not picked up a clay bar in about 1 month.

      no more dropped clay bars, faster times, and better results,

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      05-15-2012 08:40 PM #7
      pretty cool product, I'll have to order one to try out...
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      05-17-2012 04:37 PM #8
      Definitely going to try this out. I just bought a bunch of clay though.
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    9. 05-18-2012 10:33 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      we have over 40 cars on our pad now and have not picked up a clay bar in about 1 month.

      no more dropped clay bars, faster times, and better results,
      gonna pick one up. just got a new Rav4 that i am not looking forward to detailing. anything that will save me time is worth the money right now.

      what are you using as the lubricant?

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      05-18-2012 01:59 PM #10
      All the product descriptions say an orbital polisher is required - is that true for the 3" pad kit too, or was a generic description used for all of them?

      The 3" kit pic shows what looks like a hand applicator.

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      05-18-2012 02:36 PM #11
      I would say this was some BS claim if it wasn't coming from a reliable source.

      Got any before and after shots? Maybe some videos during use?

    12. 05-20-2012 11:42 AM #12
      Phil,

      two of my trusted detailing pros have now said this is a must. My only question is I only have Flex DA's since its forced is it ok to used with the Flex?

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      05-20-2012 10:17 PM #13
      I hope I was on that list as your trusted detailer LOL.

      I have not used it on a flex I have used it on the PC and Griots and it works great.

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      05-25-2012 02:15 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by 10CC View Post
      All the product descriptions say an orbital polisher is required - is that true for the 3" pad kit too, or was a generic description used for all of them?

      The 3" kit pic shows what looks like a hand applicator.
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      05-25-2012 02:47 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by ParkeR32 View Post
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      thanks for the sorry for the delay.

      you can use the hand applicator on the 3inch pad so you don't have to use the machine with it.

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      05-25-2012 04:28 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      thanks for the sorry for the delay.

      you can use the hand applicator on the 3inch pad so you don't have to use the machine with it.
      And does that still give it the same finish as the machine would?
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      05-25-2012 05:44 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by ParkeR32 View Post
      And does that still give it the same finish as the machine would?
      it will do a good job yes.

      it will not be as fast though.

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      05-26-2012 08:32 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post

      you can use the hand applicator on the 3inch pad so you don't have to use the machine with it.
      That's good to know since I don't have a machine. Looks like even with just the hand applicator, you'll get the job done faster than regular claying.

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      05-26-2012 09:17 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      That's good to know since I don't have a machine. Looks like even with just the hand applicator, you'll get the job done faster than regular claying.
      Tell ya what ... buy the 3" and clay the front 1/2 of the bottom of the drivers door with it and clay the same sizzed area behind the rear wheel with conventional clay and see which is faster and does the better job. Do this just after winter when the crap is the worst.

      Then come back and let us know which is faster. I can see the larger one on a pc being faster but the 3" on a complete car ... not buying it.

      My take would be the smaller one is made for getting into the areas the larger one won't get into.

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      05-26-2012 03:32 PM #20
      Looks like my product costs are about to go down significantly!

    21. 05-30-2012 06:11 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesstzn View Post

      Then come back and let us know which is faster. I can see the larger one on a pc being faster but the 3" on a complete car ... not buying it.
      What you have to take into account is the kneading needed for clay to perform its best, which isn't needed for the pad. Need that explained better

      The 3" pad, while not ideal for a whole car, is still about the same surface area as a piece of clay in hand. So all in all I'd bet the pad is still faster.

      Still lovin the towel BTW.

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      06-02-2012 04:32 PM #22
      Will be trying out the 6" w/ my PC tomorrow.

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      06-02-2012 07:42 PM #23
      that's great let us know how it goes.

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      06-03-2012 01:19 PM #24
      So far so good, only caveat is I'm using more detailing spray than usual w/ a claybar but the time saved is worth it. Sucks having no steady shade so I'm working around the sun.



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      06-03-2012 04:51 PM #25
      good to hear.

      just like when claying its good to have a ton of lubricant.

    26. 06-06-2012 10:53 AM #26
      Having trouble ordering this on the website calling now can't wait to try this out.

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      06-06-2012 11:05 AM #27
      did you call us yet didn't get any messages

    28. 06-07-2012 09:44 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      did you call us yet didn't get any messages
      Yes I did, but will call tomorrow sorry been busy.

    29. 06-21-2012 04:58 PM #29
      To answer your question...yes this may be the end of claying. Just finished using the nano and it is great. Definitely saved my fingers from cramping up with a regular clay bar.

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      06-21-2012 05:48 PM #30
      that's great!

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      06-21-2012 07:20 PM #31
      how does this thing do with bugs?
      im not talking like a bumper caked full of bugs without prep work.
      like the couple splatters that are still there after bug sponge/initial prep wash.
      i usually find myself going over the front bumper mirrors hood and windshield even after prep/decon to get bugs that are stuck good.

      im def willing to try this product. im normally in 1.5hours of prep/decon at work on cars that arent very hammered. most of the time spent is de bugging/claying rail dust hard water sap poop marks
      id love t cut that time in half
      i think ill order one tomorrow.

      did you say this will work on a flex? i have the 5.5 inch backing plate and use 6" pads all the time.

      oh and does anyone have any expierence with mold spores???
      little black dots that kinda look like tar but its not.
      ALL of our cars at work get mold spores i think because of our landscaping.
      huuuge pita and can really only come off with clay
      if this new product can tackle those little bastard dots i will switch over to it no questions.
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    32. 06-22-2012 07:56 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      that's great!
      yeah, the nanoskin was awesome. too bad that i had to detail my car in poor light. though the paint is clean (i nano, polished, then duraglossed the car) i couldn't see the paint as well as usual. due to a combo of schedule, crap weather, and not enough garage lighting i didn't get out all the imperfections. definitely not my best work. the sun finally came out today and man was i sorta bummed out when i took the car out of the garage.

      oh well, it still looks WAY better than before and i'm not willing to put in the time right now to go back over the whole car.

      but the nanoskin worked great!

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      06-22-2012 09:12 PM #33
      great to hear the feedback.

      as for the bugs on the mirrors etc, it does well on them clearing out what's left after you remove most with a bug and tar remover.

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      06-24-2012 10:06 AM #34
      I have used mine twice and love it!!!! Best purchase I've made in a while

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      09-05-2012 10:46 AM #35
      Last weekend was the first time I was able to use the Autoscrub on the full car. I used it on the windshield and it did wonders there. I couldn't believe how easy and quick it was to do the whole car. Took less than 20 minutes and the paint felt like glass after being Autoscrubbed.

      I couldn't be happier with the results. Sorry clay, but you will only see the light of day when I have to take care of the hard to reach spots.

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