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Old 01-08-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default clay bar???

Someone please give me some more info?!?!
What is it..
where do I get it?
cost?
what exactly does it get out?


I have an 06 wrx.. it has some dings.. light scratches.. The car has definatly been used.. someone put something on my trunk, left some light scratches.. gf tried to used to key to unlock drivers door!!!! (oops)..

Some examples with pics if you could guys, I appreciate it!
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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you can get one at most any auto store.. its a piece of clay.. shaped like a bar.. seriously.

it gets out the tiny imperfections in your clearcoat.. you basically use spray wax and then rub the clay slowly along whatever part you're working on. you can actually see the little pieces of dirt, rail dust, brake dust, or whatever else might come out on the claybar. then you remold the clay and repeat. after you are done you gotta polish then rewax the area you clayed its a very long process but definitly worth it imho. it can make your paint look like new.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:51 PM   #3
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^^^ just like alxsti said just claybar the rough areas to remove the impurities. remember to use soap as lubrication. lubrication is your friend.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:24 PM   #4
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SWEET..Thanks guys!
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:44 PM   #5
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:53 PM   #6
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get some G3 compound. apply by hand on a very wet surface on the scratches only. dont rub too hard or in the same spot too long. any retard can get rid of scratches with tis stuff.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:53 AM   #7
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Someone please give me some more info?!?!
What is it..
where do I get it?
cost?
what exactly does it get out?


I have an 06 wrx.. it has some dings.. light scratches.. The car has definatly been used.. someone put something on my trunk, left some light scratches.. gf tried to used to key to unlock drivers door!!!! (oops)..

Some examples with pics if you could guys, I appreciate it!
try a search.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:11 PM   #8
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Just clay barred and then waxed some scratches on my fender and door from a bush I hit on the freeway, or rather one that hit me. Anyway, they are hardly noticeable. No need to bother buffing them out. This stuff works great.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:10 PM   #9
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i was wondering, what does this do as far as using it in spots?
i understand to clay a whole car would not be an easy task, but if you used it in spots wouldn't that be noticeable?
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:49 PM   #10
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i was wondering, what does this do as far as using it in spots?
i understand to clay a whole car would not be an easy task, but if you used it in spots wouldn't that be noticeable?
on a white car yes. very much so.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:03 PM   #11
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Feels just as smooth as it looks after claying...polish was etc.....


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Old 01-11-2009, 07:31 PM   #12
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so how many bars would it take to do a car, impreza size?
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:33 PM   #13
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better get about 199 bars to do that one.
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so how many bars would it take to do a car, impreza size?
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:39 PM   #14
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i used quick detailer when i clay my car, it works really good and make sure you wax it afterwards
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:40 PM   #15
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you can use the same bar..
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:08 PM   #16
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... it's one of my favorite things to do on detailing a car
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:16 PM   #17
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clay bar wont remove scratches, it will take the impurities off the paint. Best to use in this order:
Wash then Dry
Clay bar
Polish
Wax

I use a meguiars clay bar kit and autoglym "super resin polish" you just apply it with a rag and wipe away once its dry does an awesome job at removing swirls and fine scratches, for anything deeper you will need a 1500 grit polish or cutting compound.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:52 PM   #18
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ok...idiot here. how can you use the same clay bar...doesn't it get all those impurities on it...
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:59 PM   #19
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ok...idiot here. how can you use the same clay bar...doesn't it get all those impurities on it...
Fast forward to 2:35.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfxMS...eature=related


After a while, yes the clay will have a lot of contaminates in it. Turn it into wheel clay and get a new bar.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:22 PM   #20
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That is awesomely amazing. So to clay an avg, never been clayed 07 it should take me like...12 hours.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:38 PM   #21
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If it does, you're doing it way wrong.

If it takes you an hour, you're still doing it wrong.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:14 PM   #22
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yeah claying is very quick, no need to keep going over and over.

I did my mothers Mazda3 for the first time in Oct (It's a 2004) and it was coating the clay with grime, but it only took like 40 mins for the whole car, and that was with my dog being annoying.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:22 PM   #23
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Take a plastic Ziploc sandwich bag and put it on your hand. Run your fingertips in the bag over the paint. Feel all the bumps. Clay it and feel again. The bumps should go away. If not clay some more.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:42 PM   #24
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trust us, you will feel when you have clayed enough. it does not take long at all and well worth it. first swipe with the clay bar on the lubricated surface you will feel friction, after a couple times over it, the clay bar should slide across smoothly and with very little effort.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:43 PM   #25
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I swear by the clay bar!! Like stated before, it is very time consuming, but definitely worth the wait. I use spray detailer wax, then clay bar, then use a 3 step Meguiar's wax; First cleaner wax, then Deep Crystal wax, then Polish. Feels really smooth afterwards and brings back the color, and prevents dirt from sticking to the surface...
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