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Old 01-03-2006, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Could some one instruct me how to clay bar

Just wondering the correct process of doing it. So feel free to let me know and what your favorite product is.
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I haven't done it myself, but I watched when Les (97AlpineM3) did it. So pm him, he can give you all the good info.
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Here ya go.........http://exceldetail.com/Howtos.html#anchor_14
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Doesn't the back of the packaging contain all the necessary information and instructions on how to do it?
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Claying is pretty straight froward.

I like to use car shampoo as the lube. I wash the entire car, then re apply the shampoo to one section. Now break a piece of clay(1/4 of the bar) and make a pancake out of it. Now with light pressure(just enough to hold the clay from sliding out from under you hand rub the paint in long back and forth motions.The paint will feel like there is sand under the clay!)relax that is just the surface contamination)
Once the clay glides smooth the paint os clean and the soap can be rinsed off.
Re roll the clay into a ball then flatten into a pancake(this exposes new fresh clay)

Reapply the soap and repeat until the car is done!

Here is an article I did on the subject.
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thanks so after i clay bar i should wax my car correct?
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also if i am going to put down some swirl and scratch remover on certain spots should i do that befor or after the clay bar?
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Buuhh... go to Bf.c... and search around their detailing forum.. they have HUGE write ups on this process... very good knowledgeable people write over there...

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also if i am going to put down some swirl and scratch remover on certain spots should i do that befor or after the clay bar?
Yes.Clay is the second step(washing first).Then clay,polish any scratches or swirl marks.The last step is waxing.
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also if i am going to put down some swirl and scratch remover on certain spots should i do that befor or after the clay bar?
I would recomend using the scratch remover on your trouble spots, the using a mild polish throughout the car....Then seal it up with a nice Polymer, maintain with a quality detailer after washes, an in between....
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Claying is pretty straight froward.

I like to use car shampoo as the lube. I wash the entire car, then re apply the shampoo to one section. Now break a piece of clay(1/4 of the bar) and make a pancake out of it. Now with light pressure(just enough to hold the clay from sliding out from under you hand rub the paint in long back and forth motions.The paint will feel like there is sand under the clay!)relax that is just the surface contamination)
Once the clay glides smooth the paint os clean and the soap can be rinsed off.
Re roll the clay into a ball then flatten into a pancake(this exposes new fresh clay)

Reapply the soap and repeat until the car is done!

Here is an article I did on the subject.
How to use detailing clay
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just did my first try at using the clay bar... all I can say is WOW... that stuff is pretty cool.. I can't beleive I am 34 yrs old and have never used it before. I just did the hood today, didnt have time to finish up the rest. Took me about 10 minutes, then another 5 to wax it.. that hood is smooth as glass.

I picked up the Mother's clay bar kit from Advance for like $16, came with detailing spray for lube, and a small bottle of carnuba wax.

anyone have tips or a link for doing touch up paint? the front end of my e39 has quite a few small rock chips and I would like to get them fixed up.
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