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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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