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Old 02-17-2016, 05:46 AM
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Re: Clay Bar?

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Just buy one bar and break pieces off it as you need. That way if you drop it your whole bar isn't contaminated with grit.


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I've never had the luxury of using a clay bar because I always lived down a dirt road up until this past year. Now when spring gets here, I can't wait to try out a clay bar!

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Different opinions for different people. Maybe the zaino would be great after the clay bar.
Its great without the clay bar.
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:31 PM
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Re: Clay Bar?

Yeah,but how are you removing those contaminates before putting that nice finisher on there?
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Re: Clay Bar?

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Yeah,but how are you removing those contaminates before putting that nice finisher on there?

Agreed. If you're going to put the effort into it, you might as well go all the way.


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Re: Clay Bar?

Yep,it doesn't seem to make sense putting a nice detail on your car with road contaminates on the paint. Spend a little extra time and it will come out even nicer and you won't have to work as hard in future car washes and later detailing. For us folks in the snowy areas..it's nice when your garage is heated.
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Re: Clay Bar?

A clay bar is quite amazing.. it took me a few tries to really get the hang of it, you need to keep the surface quite wet with detailer spray to keep the clay from trying to stick.

for my annual (usually pre-Carlisle) car spa treatment, I use a clay bar, followed by meguiars 7 and 26. Used to use meguiars 2 cleaner, but the clay bar seems to do a better job with less effort (unless I need to do a correction, like tidying up a touchup on a stone chip or somesuch)

Breaking off pieces is a good idea, and having plenty of clay on hand is also a good idea.. Sometimes it gets so loaded with crap you need to toss that chunk and start anew..

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Yep,it doesn't seem to make sense putting a nice detail on your car with road contaminates on the paint. Spend a little extra time and it will come out even nicer and you won't have to work as hard in future car washes and later detailing. For us folks in the snowy areas..it's nice when your garage is heated.

It's amazing the crap you can pull off of a factory fresh paint job. Even the glass on my new Ram was covered with contamination.


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Re: Clay Bar?

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A clay bar is quite amazing.. it took me a few tries to really get the hang of it, you need to keep the surface quite wet with detailer spray to keep the clay from trying to stick.

for my annual (usually pre-Carlisle) car spa treatment, I use a clay bar, followed by meguiars 7 and 26. Used to use meguiars 2 cleaner, but the clay bar seems to do a better job with less effort (unless I need to do a correction, like tidying up a touchup on a stone chip or somesuch)

Breaking off pieces is a good idea, and having plenty of clay on hand is also a good idea.. Sometimes it gets so loaded with crap you need to toss that chunk and start anew..

just my $0.02

I've used a soapy water mixture as well. Seemed to lubricate fine and left no scratches.


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Re: Clay Bar?

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cheapskate. :-)

Seriously, the darn things are too small as is, either that or my mitts are too large.

I usually pick them up on sale, and tend to never use one more than once, but only clay about once a year.
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Re: Clay Bar?

Sitting out on lots,bird bombs and the general environment will do that. When it's warmer I'm defiantly going to do a clay bar.
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cheapskate. :-)

Seriously, the darn things are too small as is, either that or my mitts are too large.

I usually pick them up on sale, and tend to never use one more than once, but only clay about once a year.

I'm just too much of a klutz to trust myself with an entire bar. I'd need to buy at least three to make it around a vehicle.


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Re: Clay Bar?

Cut them up and use smaller pieces,don't use larger pieces but buying a couple of clay bars is never a bad idea.
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