Smooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.)
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Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.)

Part No. G1016 Warranty Details  
All-in-one detailing kit

Just like the name says, Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit restores a smooth surface when it comes to your car's paint finish. This kit removes surface-bonded contaminants such as rail dust, industrial fallout, brake dust and overspray so you can prepare the surface for waxing. If you feel the grit over the paint with your fingers, it's time to clay with auto detailing products like Meguiar's Smooth Surface.

Product Features:
  • Includes pre-wax and car wax products such as two 50 g clay bars, Quik Detailer clay lubricant, Cleaner Wax sample and Meguiar's Supreme Shine Microfiber Towel
  • Nonabrasive clay bar removes paint overspray, fallout, environmental contaminants and more when used with Meguiar's Quik Detailer
  • Restores a smooth paint surface and prepares the surface for waxing
  • Auto detailing products that's safe and easy to use
When choosing auto detailing products, try Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit. It's nonabrasive and safe on paint, metal and glass. Plus, it makes waxing easier and more durable. Get the simple to use package that's ideal for both the detailing beginner and a clay expert. This kit is compatible with most auto polishing tools.

Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit works well with other car wax products, but for better results, use it with their cleaner wax. The kit also includes Meguiar's Quik Detailer which serves as a lubricant that prevents dirt or scratches on the paint as you continue rubbing away. Once you're done claying each section of your ride, use the Supreme Shine towel to wipe off the residue.

Established in 1901, Meguiar's has produced a variety of finest surface and automotive care products, including soaps, chrome polishes, car wax products, and vinyl and leather conditioners. It also makes microfiber chamois, towels, auto polishing tools, and pads that can be used on air and electric polishers. Their products have helped consumers and professional detailers alike.

Shop for all your car care needs, including products from Meguiar's at Advance Auto Parts today!
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Clear Coat Safe:Yes
Color Specific:No
Container/Package Size:16 oz
Container/Package Type:Box
Container/Package Weight:2.13 lbs
Flammable:No
Liquid:Yes
Paste:No
Protect from Freezing:Yes
Ready to Use:Yes
Shelf Life:3 years
Spray:Yes

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Meguiar'sSmooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.)
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effectively removes dirt & grime (18)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Safe to use (12)
  • Protects finish (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Intensive detailing (12)
  • Anywhere-anytime (9)
  • Coastal elements (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (8), Car owner (7), Casual driver (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome product

I've been using product for about 3 years now. The clay I think is a little harder than the Mother's clay bar kit. I tend to clay each of my cars in the shade...Read complete review

I've been using product for about 3 years now. The clay I think is a little harder than the Mother's clay bar kit. I tend to clay each of my cars in the shade so the clay lube or (quick detailer) that Meguiar's supplies you with doesn't dry out. I recommend claying your vehicle every 4-6 months. You'll be surprised how much dirt and small containments will be removed once clayed. Those 2 clay bars provided will last about 2-4 cars depending on how much dirt and small contaminates are embedded into the paint. The clay lube bottle that comes with this kit will last about 1 car. I would recommend keeping on hand an extra microfiber towel or 2 when claying once the one provided in this kit is soaked with clay lube. Claying your car will help make the wax last longer (2-4 weeks), apply on smoother, and make your cars paint pop little. If for some reason you drop the clay on the ground. Do not use it, simply throw it away. You don't want the dirt on the ground that could possible stuck onto the clay applied to your car because will scratch the heck out of it. This is a great product and will make a huge difference when detailing your car.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mediocre

Although I love Meguiars products, this clay kit is mediocre. Maybe It may be the climate, but the clay seemed to keep sticking to the paint. I used plenty of spray, but...Read complete review

Although I love Meguiars products, this clay kit is mediocre. Maybe It may be the climate, but the clay seemed to keep sticking to the paint. I used plenty of spray, but It still kept sticking. The clay does work though. I may try another brand.

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5.0

Much easier than I thought.

By 

from north west arkansas

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Coastal Elements

    Comments about Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.):

    I have seen the clay product and thought about using it for years but was always intimidated by the difficulty especially know that I am in my 40's and in a wheelchair. Then I bought a BLACK used wheelchair van from Minnesota. Being that I live in Arkansas a much less severe climate. I thought now is the time to try it. That and the fact I got free money from Advanced Auto parts for buying parts online to cover the cost. It sat in my garage for awhile but once I got started I didn't want to stop. It was so much easier and you could not only feel the difference but you could see the improvement. I did the whole van myself except the very top and after the clay bar I used Mcguires polish and then wax with a standard orbital buffer. The van looked amazing especially considering it was black with 70k and from winter torn Minnesota. The best complete wax job "on good paint" I have ever done and I used to own a detail shop. Don't be scared.

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    4.0

    worked great for orange spots

    By 

    from iowa

    About Me Casual Driver

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    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
    • Protects Finish
    • Safe To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Intensive Detailing

      Comments about Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.):

      Took off the orange spots on my white paint

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      (2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Did not work as advertised

      By 

      from Michigan

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.):

          2002 Malibu with 175,000 miles. College car with sap et al on the surface. Did nothing to get the stuff off. It says it works on tar and scratches but I doubt the claim. I do plan to try it on a newer car but have not yet.

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Better than the buffer

          By 

          from PA

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          Level 3

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                Comments about Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.):

                I had forgotten how nice clay bar systems were... it's been about 15 years since I last used one. Meguiars gives you two sealed clay bars and a small storage case. This set also gives you a bottle of Meguiars detailing spray to use as lubricant and a microfiber cloth.

                The detailing spray doesn't leave a white residue like most polishes... and of course doesn't risk the "spray" that can come from using a buffer.

                Key points... the car has to be freshly cleaned and preferably toweled off, the clay will pick up any dirt and will shorten its usage life. This will also take some elbow grease, but the results are well worth it. The clay will probably outlast the spray. I'd expect to get about 5 polishes out of the detailer spray.

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                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                To clay bar or not to clay bar?

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                from lenexa, ks

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime

                Cons

                • Stop Touching My Car

                Best Uses

                • Anywhere-Anytime

                Comments about Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.):

                First time i used a clay bar and i love it! Car is smooth to the touch, everyone in the family couldnt stop touching the car! I think 1 package will easily handle 4 car treatments. Do it, you wont regret it!

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                (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT PRODUCT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                from Rochester, NY

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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                Level 3

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Intensive Detailing

                  Comments about Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.):

                  Works so fast and easy. After using this product the paint is smoother than the glass !!!! Just apply a quality wax after your done and you have what looks and feels like brand new paint !!!!!! I have used different cleaners and polishing compounds to get the surface back in good shape but all of them took much more effort and did not work as well.

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                  (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By 

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
                  • Safe To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anywhere-Anytime
                    • Intensive Detailing

                    Comments about Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.):

                    This product performed exactly as demonstrated on the Meguiar's website.

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                    (9 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great price and easy to use.

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                    from Miami, FL

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                    Level 3

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
                    • Protects Finish
                    • Safe To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Intensive Detailing

                      Comments about Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.):

                      Easy to use clay bar, works as advertised. Comes with good accessories. Great pricing!

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                      (15 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very Happy

                      By 

                      from Waltham, MA

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer
                      Level 2

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
                      • Protects Finish
                      • Safe To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Anywhere-Anytime
                        • Coastal Elements
                        • Extreme Weather
                        • Intensive Detailing

                        Comments about Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.):

                        I would highly recommend this kit. It worked very well on the light scratches of my motorcycle tank. The clay bar really helped clean everything completely allowing for a smooth application of wax.

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                        (17 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome

                        By 

                        from Kent, ohio

                        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer
                        Level 2

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
                        • Protects Finish
                        • Safe To Use

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Anywhere-Anytime

                        Comments about Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit (16 oz.):

                        Works great I washed the car and left it wet. Then put soapy water on each section and used the clay bar. This method works just the same as the spray lubricant that come with the kit.

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                          Is this product safe to use on decals?
                          Asked on 3/16/2013 by Larry from Norwalk, CT.

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                            A:

                            The Meguiar's Smooth Surface™ Clay Kit (Part No. G1016) should work fine for your application. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 3/17/2013 by Steve from AAP
                          • A:

                            I realize you asked this over a year ago and the canned response from the vendor told you nothing.

                            DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT ON DECALS.

                            It will pull the decals off the paint, no matter how much you lube the surface.

                            Clay will treat a decal as a surface defect. If you want to keep your decals intact, don't clay them.

                            Meguiar's recommends that you not clay unpainted, matte finish, or rubber surfaces, for the same reason.

                            Answered on 3/15/2014 by billddrummer from Reno NV
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