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Old 04-29-2001, 04:29 PM   #1
2yLiTe
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Post Just finished using Mother's Claybar...

Then I used the sealer, and finaly, the paste wax.

...and I must say...the car looks really really good. The paint surface is extremely smooth (with the exception of paint chips thanks to our stellar paint quality), and it's got that wet look. I spent 4 hours with my baby today!!

I went for a short cruise after, and YUP! I still get the looks at every corner.

First wax of the year, and I couldn't have asked for a better day.
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Old 04-29-2001, 05:30 PM   #2
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2yLiTe,
Too right, that little lump clay really works a charm. Got mine from Griot's, but I imagine is the same. Car becomes absolutely frictionless.
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Old 04-29-2001, 05:31 PM   #3
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did that yesterday...as well
very happy with the result...
took so damn long though.... but it was worth it...
did the clay bar then the 3 steps.
car is shiny as hell and the surface is smooth as a babies butt
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Old 04-29-2001, 06:00 PM   #4
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Isn't it great when a product works like you expect? I think I'm only going to do the claybar one more time in the late summer. Those things are kinda pricey!

I love going for drives in a super clean car...ahhhhh Spring!
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Old 04-29-2001, 06:30 PM   #5
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I second that. Ahhhhhh.....Spring!
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Old 04-29-2001, 06:49 PM   #6
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One more fan of the clay bar!
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Old 04-29-2001, 06:52 PM   #7
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I need to get me some of that. Weather is finally nice out here and I finally have cash in my pocket to go wash the car. Time to take an afternoon off work to wash and wax the car for the spring/summer
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Old 04-29-2001, 06:55 PM   #8
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I am a big fan of Mother's stuff. I just waxed my WRX for the second time yesterday with the Cleaner wax. I think I'll do the 3 step once every 6 months.
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Old 04-29-2001, 09:42 PM   #9
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So what does the clay bar do exactly? And can i use the claybar on my car then take it to a detailing shop to do a wax job if i'm too lazy to do it myself? Or does the clay bar treatment go together with a specific wax brand?

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Old 04-30-2001, 12:26 AM   #10
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well the clay bar basically remove all the residues that is on the car.
well you have to wash and dry the car fist then use the clay bar with the solution they provide. then just rub back and forth. wipe of the liquid and move on to another section... after you are done with your car just feel your cars paint job. it will feel like new...nice and smooth...
feel the paint job before you use the clay bar then feel it after...there is your difference..you will definately feel it...
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Old 04-30-2001, 04:36 AM   #11
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Don't forget that you can also HEAR the difference....while rubbing a heavily soiled area you can hear the bar "picking up". The most impressive part is that it even rubs out those hard tar stains. The car is smooooooooooooooth! I took pics right after I was done, I'll post em when I get a chance.
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Old 04-30-2001, 07:28 AM   #12
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I've heard good stuff about that stuff, will it help to remove swirl marks? (I bought a black car which never looks clean except for about 3 minutes after I wash it!)
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Old 04-30-2001, 08:03 AM   #13
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Man, I wanted to get some support for a detailing forum but no such luck.

I've never used a clay bar before. If you pass it over an area with a stone chip or two, will the bar lift the paint thereby making the stone chip even bigger?

How much pressure should one apply when using a clay bar product?
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Old 04-30-2001, 09:00 AM   #14
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does anyone have pics of their car right after they have used the bar?

And i go with you on that Billy.How about those chips in the hood or any for that matter.

My name is billy too.

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Old 04-30-2001, 10:13 AM   #15
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didn't use the clay bar but gave my li'l scoob a wash yesturday. but there's so much pollen in the air now that this morning my li'l scoob already has this yellowish covering.

ah well, at least them pollinating flowers sure are pretty...


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Old 04-30-2001, 11:17 AM   #16
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do u have a product name for this; sounds like a real nice wax. And i am due for one.
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Old 04-30-2001, 04:49 PM   #17
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I don't think you can really see the effect of the claybar in an e-pic. But boy, you can sure feel it and see it in person. Griot's clay and Best of Show wax (applied and removed with a Bosch random orbit sander) result in a swirl-less expanse of glassy WR Blue!
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Old 04-30-2001, 06:21 PM   #18
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Clay bars remove deposits ON or above the finish, like minerals left from water spots, etc. Stuff sticks to the clay when you slide the bar over, and gets pulled loose.
Paint cleaners remove marks/scratches IN the finish. (Light scratches, swirls.) The cleaner is abrasive and removes the top layer of clearcoat to smooth things out.
Clay bars can also do wonders on windshields and mirrors.
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