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Old 11-07-2007, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default Want to get my car claybar'd and waxed tomorrow

Anyone know a place that is good to go to? I would like to keep it at $100 or lower. Interior detail would be nice too, but not neccessary. Full Circle in Chandler has a $100 package for the claybar and wax plus wash, but I have never heard of anyone going there.

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Old 11-07-2007, 02:44 AM   #2
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:49 AM   #3
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why not just spend $20 on claybar and do it yerself
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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I thought about it, but I just don't feel like doing it myself. I would rather pay someone else who can do it much better than I could and in half the time.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:07 AM   #5
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why do you feel you "need" to claybar your car? It's not something you should do very often, and it falls under pretty specific circumstances. Subaru paint is woefully crappy, and it's very easy to go overboard w/ the wrong tools and damage it.

You could have a totally viable reason, I'm just sayin'

... That, and it's a royal pain in the ass.
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:13 PM   #6
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places like Full Circle are decent, but they rush the job and you'll end up having to go over it to remove excess wax etc. you'd be better off spending the same or a bit more and havinga real detailer do it(mobile or otherwise).
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:27 PM   #7
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+1 for the claybar treatment. I was really surprised with the junk that came off my car when I did it. Something you definitely want to have done right the first time. Be sure to follow it up right after with a very high quality protection layer or two. I use Zaino products. While their stuff does cost a lot, just washing the car months later made it look almost as good as when I would do a fresh coat of Meguires NXT. The look of the car after intial application is jaw dropping.
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:53 PM   #8
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Not too bad, right?


I did the intial application over a year ago and did wash/clear seal a week ago.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:54 PM   #9
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+1 for the claybar treatment. I was really surprised with the junk that came off my car when I did it. Something you definitely want to have done right the first time. Be sure to follow it up right after with a very high quality protection layer or two. I use Zaino products. While their stuff does cost a lot, just washing the car months later made it look almost as good as when I would do a fresh coat of Meguires NXT. The look of the car after intial application is jaw dropping.
All my buddies back in the UK swear by Zaino too... I must track some down here...
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:00 PM   #10
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Yeah do it yourself, clay, and then get a nice orbital polisher ... I spent quite a while on my car a while back in May .. but here is a sesky shot...

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Old 11-07-2007, 03:08 PM   #11
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I had my guys in the back claybar my car after i made the mistake of spraying my rims inside my garage. i went into my garage the next morning to put my rims on and my cars body felt like sandpaper...
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:50 PM   #12
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:05 PM   #13
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why do you feel you "need" to claybar your car? It's not something you should do very often, and it falls under pretty specific circumstances. Subaru paint is woefully crappy, and it's very easy to go overboard w/ the wrong tools and damage it.

You could have a totally viable reason, I'm just sayin'

... That, and it's a royal pain in the ass.
Because it was covered in overspray

I ended up having Cobblestone do it. They clayed the full car as it had overspray EVERYWHERE, put a sealant on, polished, waxed, and buffed the whole car. The paint looks like glass now. Kinda pricey at $150, but they did far better of a job than I would have patience to do so I am happy
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:08 PM   #14
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isnt martin d coming back soon?
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:48 PM   #15
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:03 PM   #16
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Come up to flag i'll do it for ya!
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:27 PM   #17
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$150 for rotary polishing and wax is not too bad. Rotary polishing isn't really that easy. Takes lots of practice cause you can ruin the clear coat. Clay bar works great but doesn't get the swirl marks.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:46 PM   #18
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Ya I was surprised that I still had the fine scratches that I had prior to my appt. They are by no means bad, but under the right light they are still there.

I noticed they missed two small spots on the hood (only about 2" x 4") so I am gonna try to get it back that way soon so it can be taken care of. For $150 I expect no problems
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:55 PM   #19
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Damn, just looked at their website and I guess that they did take care of me. The claybar alone is listed as $100, the DuPont teflon paint sealant is listed as $120, and the buff and wax is listed at $110. Obviously nobody pays those prices, but still seems pretty good
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:17 AM   #20
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touch my paint at the WS meet.... see how slippery it is.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:37 PM   #21
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clayton want to do my wagon. i live in flag.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:24 PM   #22
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Man, that first meet I went to was awesome. He had to be one of the funniest people ive met through here.

One guy vs 15 guys. I cant believe that guy was trying to start ish because his girl had something stuck up her butt. I'm still unsure what James said to the guy, but he did back off pretty quickly.
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:56 PM   #23
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Damn, just looked at their website and I guess that they did take care of me. The claybar alone is listed as $100, the DuPont teflon paint sealant is listed as $120, and the buff and wax is listed at $110. Obviously nobody pays those prices, but still seems pretty good

They charge 100 bux to claybar a car or for the claybar itself?
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:00 PM   #24
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They charge 100 bux to claybar a car or for the claybar itself?
To claybar the car. $100 for a claybar itself That would be a bit much eh
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:21 PM   #25
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auto butler ftw, fish's car was blingin, hurtin my eyes when i got that ish on there today
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