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Do clay bars work? Was going to try mothers

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Old 06-03-2009, 04:18 PM   #21
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Last one I used (Sunday) was a Meguiars kit I got at walmart. Had 2 clay bars, lube, and MF towel, plus some "cleaner wax" that I probably won't use. Clayed the car and put my first of about 5 coats of Klasse on it.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:00 AM   #22
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Im looking to do the same. Going to check out youtube for some examples. Also in reading, many say the Adams product is the best clay package.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:48 PM   #23
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Last one I used (Sunday) was a Meguiars kit I got at walmart. Had 2 clay bars, lube, and MF towel, plus some "cleaner wax" that I probably won't use. Clayed the car and put my first of about 5 coats of Klasse on it.
I use this kit. Very satisfied with it
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:02 PM   #24
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I think I'll try the Mequires kit to. Watched some of the videos on you tube and if you take your time, doesn't look to difficult.
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:04 PM   #25
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Once a year or so...... it makes a difference you can feel. It just takes me forever, so get started 4 hours before you have to go anywhere.
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:24 PM   #26
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All claybar kits are about the same. But they work amazingly well at getting stuck on blemishes out of the car however it is an extremely time consuming process. If a clay bar kit can't get it out then its not coming out and you may need a paint job.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:05 PM   #27
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i'm picking up a claybar kit today.
being one of the worlds fussiest men i'll report back my findiings. my paint is like glass now but when i run my hand over it i hear things..
will run this over it tomorrow and post up some piccies.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:07 PM   #28
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unbeleivable peeps..i had already waxed me stang 10 times...i run a claybar over it with the right fluid and omg..the paint is like liquid glass ..before i started it made a noise when rubbing my hand over it..now? nothing at all.
an astonoshing product this clay bar is..
took me 3 hours to do the entire car and wax polish it after
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:18 AM   #29
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Yep, clay makes a big difference. Instead of polishing in the imperfections, you're really getting rid of everything, but the clay introduces little scratches so it's imperative that you polish and wax (maybe even seal too) after.

As you're a fussy man, I suggest you watch Larry Kosilla's /Drive Clean videos. Especially his videos on the old 912, cleaning glass and the washing basics. Hopefully I'm going to pick up a DA polisher for my big detail after the winter.... He runs AMMO NYC, and is basically the detailer to the stars.

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Old 01-05-2014, 08:32 AM   #30
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love the clay bars its a must
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:07 PM   #31
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i was in a mercedes showroom today
even a brand new car needs a good clay baring..
rough as a badgers *** compared to mine after claybaring
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:49 PM   #32
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If you want to know if you need to clay or not... Take a plastic grocery bag, put your hand it in, and use your fingertips to slowly go over the area that you're checking. The plastic bag will act like an amplifier & you'll feel little bumps.

Clay the area & check again w/ the bag. Repeat until you feel nothing but smooth paint.

If you want to go a step further you can get a bottle of Iron-X, especially if you've just picked up your new car & want to get rid of all the rail dust. IMO it's not as bad smelling as some have said - but it is a bit pricy.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:37 AM   #33
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i did mine then gave it a double wax polish using turtle wax colour coded wax..i'll get some piccies up when the sun comes back
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:53 PM   #34
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Clay bars work great, they leave a smooth and clean surface to apply was or sealer. I do it twice a year for my daily driver before a sealer abd once a year on my Cobra which is garaged and covered.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:36 PM   #35
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I just clay bared by 2010 grabber convert

Grabber blue IMO is a hard color to keep mirror gloss due to contaminants

I own a 2012 wrangler Cosmo blue and it's a pain

I had a $20 autozone credit and bought the clay bar kit

All I have to say is I will never detail my vehicles the same again

The clay bar is unbelievable it's like magic
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