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Old 06-06-2008, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default mother clay bar kit

just bought it any1 got feedback on this product and any tips that will imprve the outcome!
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:52 AM   #2
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1 pinch off a small piece at a time
2 if you drop one of these pieces throw it away
3 divide the car into sections and use 1 piece per section
4 i usually use 3 or 4 pieces for the leading edges of the car; and usually dedicate 1 piece per lower half of each door as they get pretty dirty. the upper halves of the doors don't seem to get that dirty for me and another separate piece for the rear bumper
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:01 AM   #3
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Don't wipe your butt with it. That's not going to help the outcome.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:13 AM   #4
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thanks pro,i'm just lazy when it comes to writing posts.code thanks for wasting your time!!!
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:39 PM   #5
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Just make sure to apply a lot of the spray that comes with the kit. If you don't then you can scratch up your car. So lube the area well. And if the clay that is provided by mothers isn't enough, go for the meguirs kit. I used the mothers kit and I wasn't happy with the amount of clay that it came with. Next time go with meguirs since it has twice the amount of clay.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:59 PM   #6
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Break it into 3 pieces, kneed it frequently, use lots of lube, you can use car wash soap as lube. If you drop a piece, it's garbage.
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Old 06-07-2008, 02:15 PM   #7
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Agree with going liberal with the clay lube. Although I only used the Meguirer's they are all pretty much the same I think. I used it for the first time maybe 2 months ago and couldn't have been happier with the results. My meguirers kit came with some cleaner wax too that I used, but I will probably use my own wax next time.
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:34 PM   #8
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:08 PM   #9
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something else you can do is break it into a bunch of pieces for different panels. Use two for each panel and have a bucket of warm water next to you. So when one gets dirty on both sides, dump it into the bucket of warm water and take the next one out. This makes it easier to mold into shape. If it feels too soft, you can always spray it with some cold water and you'll be good to go!
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:49 AM   #10
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I god the Meguiars kit last time I clayed, never tried the Mothers. Some people are put off by the price of the kits, but keep in mind that you'll be claying your car probably two to three times a year at the most, so $17 a year isn't too bad.

Like everyone else has said, make sure you keep it wet and don't go in circles, go with the lines of the car. The most important thing to remember is take your time.

Claying won't correct all your paint problems, but it will make it a lot easier to keep the car clean.

Kneed and check it frequently. If it picks up any large grits or dirt or whatever, pick it out. If you don't you'll create a problem that you really, really don't want.

Remember to clay under your spoiler too. You'd be amazed how much crap gets caught back there and stuck to the paint. Last time I clayed, I removed the spoiler completely (tape a bag or towel or something under the holes to keep water out of the trunk though).
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