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Old 03-14-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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Last weekend I did a full detail on my car including Washing, Claying, Polishing, and Waxing.
I did purchase the Meguire's smooth surface clay kit and I was wondering the best way to store the clay. My last clay bar always got moldy after storing it in the hard plastic container for the summer.

Should I leave it in the case it comes in or just leave it on the shelf with my other cleaning supplies?

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Old 03-14-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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If you got the Meguiars then spray some of the quick detailer into the container and then just store the claybar in along with the liquid inside the container.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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Sounds simple enough for me, thanks!!!
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I store mine in a zip lock sandwich bag.
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I store mine in a zip lock sandwich bag.
I'm probably way over thinking this but both suggestions are great, thanks!!
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The zip lock bag would probably be better, but we always just put it back in the rapper that it came in, works fine.
It gets used a decent amount though, so it's not sitting for six months, but a month or two at a time.
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...I typically store mine in zip locks.
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I keep mine in a little rubber made type container with a few holes punched in the lid. The holes let air circulate and stop the mold.
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Hey everyone, thank you for the great suggestions. I believe the mold issue will be a thing of the past!!
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You can literally store it in any way, and it will be fine, but if you really want to be safe, I suggest putting it in a ziplock bag like how others suggested.
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i store it in a zip lock also with few spray of QD
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I tend to store my clay dry as opposed to wet, had a mold issue storing them wet in zip locks. I just use small plastic containers now.
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Let the clay air out after use and store it in the plastic box. The mold is from storing a wet bar.
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Let the clay air out after use and store it in the plastic box. The mold is from storing a wet bar.
Yes....the mold is indeed from storing it wet, I have not stored a claybar wet in years.

My post was meant to Ward off any thoughts of wet storage, which in reality is not a good way to store anything. With the exception of things meant to be stored that way. Like pickles....mmmmmm....sorry.
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