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    Clay Patents

    Well, we haven`t had a discussion about this for a while.

    I noticed that Optimum doesn`t have the Opti-Clay in the store anymore. I posted on the Optimum forum and there was something said about clay patents. I remember at the time the "Erazer" clays came back on the market here I thought one of the Clay-Magic patents was still in effect--did they ultimately clamp down on that one and get the elastic clays pulled from the US market again? Although I am pretty sure that second patent is expired by now. I searched and didn`t find anything here--maybe there is a thread over at AGO. I know I`ve researched those patents a couple of times, but I couldn`t find where I posted anything about it here, maybe I didn`t go back far enough.
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    Re: Clay Patents

    Not really sure but since I started buying Clay-magic it`s all I reach for besides the occasional clay pad/towel.

    Seems most generic clay is junk. At least to ones I`ve tried.

    Meguiar`s blue and red clay was good the last time I used it though.

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    Re: Clay Patents

    I found my more definitive thread on the topic, seems all the patents are expired: https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...y-patents.html

    It may be that Optimum simply dropped the clay (ha ha) since it was a slow mover, they have done that with a number of items in their line in the last year or two.

    EDIT: This was the court ruling from eons ago: https://casetext.com/case/kucala-ent...to-wax-company

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    Re: Clay Patents

    The rag company took ownership of the optimum clay towel.
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    Re: Clay Patents

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    The rag company took ownership of the optimum clay towel.
    I`m talking about the yellow Opti-Clay, not the clay towel.

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    Re: Clay Patents

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    I`m talking about the yellow Opti-Clay, not the clay towel.
    Their yellow clay was not that good anyway. Was too sticky.
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    Re: Clay Patents

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Their yellow clay was not that good anyway. Was too sticky.
    LOL, the whole time the patent was being enforced, people wanted that sticky Erazer clay, and now it`s too sticky. Before your time, I guess.

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    Re: Clay Patents

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Their yellow clay was not that good anyway. Was too sticky.
    Reminded me of the Griot`s yellow clay.

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    Re: Clay Patents

    Optimum Forum response: "Optimum can`t find a supplier to provide the quality we demand, so have discontinued bars for now."
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    Re: Clay Patents

    Neat bit of info about the clay Sect.

    I one time made the mistake of buying cheap bars online they were blue with clear plastic wrap with 3M print and were Chinese junk got ripped off

    also bought knockoff aquapel online and it was completely fake and got ripped off.

 

 

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