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      07-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Storing half a clay bar

I clayed my e88 for the third time today (once a year). I have used mother clay bars because I can buy them locally. But since it's a convertible, I don't really need a whole clay bar to do it. I tried half a bar today which worked fine but how should I store the other half? I put it in a zip lock bag after squeezing most of the air out. I'm thinking of pulling it out and wrapping with aluminum foil then back in the bag. It's only half a clay but I hate to waste it with improper storage. How do you do it?

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      07-28-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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Zip lock should be perfect.. Didn't the clay come with the little black box? I just put clays in there.
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      07-28-2012, 05:36 PM   #3
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I store my extra clay bars in a zip lock bag and I give it a health spray with clay lube before I close the bag. I tried just the bar once and it stuck to the bag. A little lube and the bar won't stick. Also, the clay went harder in the bag without lube.
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      07-28-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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I store my extra clay bars in a zip lock bag and I give it a health spray with clay lube before I close the bag. I tried just the bar once and it stuck to the bag. A little lube and the bar won't stick. Also, the clay went harder in the bag without lube.

+1 with lots of spraying "lube"! I use an air tight plastic box with lots of "lube".
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      01-28-2013, 11:51 PM   #5
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dont use aluminum foil. it will not realease from the bar and could get into the clay and cause scratches if not careful.
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      02-20-2013, 02:31 PM   #6
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I've never had a problem with using some clay lube, and a zip-lock bag. When my mind gets feeble, and I forget the lube, it is much tougher to get the clay out of the bag.
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      02-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #7
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Note to self: without lube, it gets hard.
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