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Old 05-02-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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I was flipping through motortrend and there was an add for a Mothers claybar kit. I was just wondering if these kits actually work or if there is anything I should know about them?
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:18 PM   #2
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I use it on mine and I realy liked it you can make your car so much smoother to the touch with it I always do it before I wax mine.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:47 PM   #3
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i use it on mine once a year. works great
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thanks.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:51 PM   #5
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it definitely works, just don't over-do it. take your time and make sure you keep spraying the detail spray as you run it along the car. wipe clean when you're done.
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Yes. Worth every penny. Just follow the directions
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:14 PM   #7
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Do you guys recommend any brand over another? Or a good place to buy them at? I was at autozone a few days back looking around and it seemed to me that turtle wax ice had the best kit @ ~$18 but that was prolly bc they had the best on box advertising lol.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:06 AM   #8
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the turtle wax liquid clay bar isn't a clay bar..

only other over the counter clay bars i see is from meguiars and mothers, both are basically the same.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:57 PM   #9
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nah, pick the one on sale.

I have 2 Mothers kits. I just combined the clay as they get smaller. Break them in 2 in case you drop it. If you drop it, toss it. Ya know : dirt

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I've never noticed a difference in the brands, I do believe (but don't hold me to it) that the Claybars you can buy online are usually bigger.

I've stopped using 'clay lube'. I mix a spray bottle with a little car wash, or use running water. I've yet to notice any marring and it saves that precious quick detailer.
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