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Plumbers Putty/Clay Bar #5236622 10/11/19 06:54 AM
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Has anyone seen 1Road(Jimmy) experiment with plumbers putty compared to Mothers Clay Bar(or any brand)?

Has anyone tried plumbers putty or similar putty/dough?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMNTtjpdn8w

Just curious as I do use a reputible brand clay bar and like it very much. But, I also have a tub of plumbers putty kicking'round.

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Re: Plumbers Putty/Clay Bar [Re: Char Baby] #5236637 10/11/19 07:18 AM
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Funny you posted that, I saw that yesterday on Youtube as well. I don't know if would work as well. Why don't you give it a try and let us know lol.....

I guess after you are done with the putty, you could use it on a Sink or plumbing fixtures. The extra grit it picks up would assist in sealing the joint. ;-)

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My vehicles are done right now so, it'll have to wait till the next time.


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Re: Plumbers Putty/Clay Bar [Re: Char Baby] #5236745 10/11/19 09:10 AM
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The algorithm presented me with the same video. I actually bought some but wound up using it on a sink of all things. I bought a Griot's Garage synthetic clay scrubber instead.


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Re: Plumbers Putty/Clay Bar [Re: Char Baby] #5236938 10/11/19 12:18 PM
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I wouldn't recommend plumber putty for anything but plumbing. It's got a greasy quality that doesn't wash off. Get it on your hands and it will be there for a day or two. Because of this, I wouldn't think that it's something you'd want to be smearing on your car, especially if you want to top coat with something else.


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What is the insistence on using improper products to save pennies?

Use an automotive clay bar or synthetic "clay" mat, pad, etc.

Dish soap is for dishes, plumbers putty is for plumbing.


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Re: Plumbers Putty/Clay Bar [Re: rooflessVW] #5236964 10/11/19 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by rooflessVW
What is the insistence on using improper products to save pennies?

Use an automotive clay bar or synthetic "clay" mat, pad, etc.

Dish soap is for dishes, plumbers putty is for plumbing.

Completely agree, and this was the mantra I often heard from the chairman of our chemistry department in college after he discovered an individual was using benzene to wash his hands.


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Re: Plumbers Putty/Clay Bar [Re: A_Spruce] #5236966 10/11/19 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by A_Spruce
I wouldn't recommend plumber putty for anything but plumbing. It's got a greasy quality that doesn't wash off. Get it on your hands and it will be there for a day or two. Because of this, I wouldn't think that it's something you'd want to be smearing on your car, especially if you want to top coat with something else.

Thats what I was thinking. The putty I have is slightly oily and would not want to put that on paint.


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Re: Plumbers Putty/Clay Bar [Re: kschachn] #5237018 10/11/19 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by rooflessVW
What is the insistence on using improper products to save pennies?

Use an automotive clay bar or synthetic "clay" mat, pad, etc.

Dish soap is for dishes, plumbers putty is for plumbing.

Completely agree, and this was the mantra I often heard from the chairman of our chemistry department in college after he discovered an individual was using benzene to wash his hands.

I knew a few painters back in the day that did the same thing, and many times used gasoline to clean oil paint from brushes. The logic, gas was cheaper than Mineral Spirits and Benzine. They're no longer with us.

I'd stick with clay bars too.


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Re: Plumbers Putty/Clay Bar [Re: Char Baby] #5237572 10/12/19 06:17 AM
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OK, OK you guys win!
Other than just one video review on this, I was just curious if anyone had tried this method of claying that's all.


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Re: Plumbers Putty/Clay Bar [Re: Char Baby] #5237580 10/12/19 06:44 AM
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OK, OK you guys win!
Other than just one video review on this, I was just curious if anyone had tried this method of claying that's all.

LOL. Actually it looks you won too!


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Originally Posted by rooflessVW
What is the insistence on using improper products to save pennies?

Use an automotive clay bar or synthetic "clay" mat, pad, etc.

Dish soap is for dishes, plumbers putty is for plumbing.


...as if clay bar is expensive...same thing with those who use Pledge furniture wipes to clean their vehicles...

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...as if clay bar is expensive...same thing with those who use Pledge furniture wipes to clean their vehicles...

Huh? Never heard of that, and can't imagine why someone would think that was a good idea.


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I use plumber’s putty to clay my vehicles. It works fantastically and I couldn’t imagine paying $20 for basically the same thing in a different package.

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