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Old 05-13-2001, 01:01 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Clay Bars

ive have been hearing nothing but good comments on the clay bar. ive also read many posts in the Dress up and Style section of the forum about what it does and such. The question is, which company does everyone recommend? personally im a fan of Meguiars, do they make this awesome product? or should i just go for the Mother's Clay bar?
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Old 05-13-2001, 04:32 AM   #2
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I don't know that there would be much difference between the brands, but then again, I've only used ClayMagic.

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Old 05-13-2001, 07:29 AM   #3
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and i only use the clay bar and spray from: http://www.griotsgarage.com

j. www.subiegal.com
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Old 05-13-2001, 10:56 AM   #4
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I'll second and third the motion. Claybars WORK GOOD, that is if you don't mind having your paint feel like glass.


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Old 05-13-2001, 04:22 PM   #5
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in case you didn't know:

don't forget to re wax your car after you clay...
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Old 05-13-2001, 07:46 PM   #6
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Meguiar's makes a product called Quick Clay, which is a clay bar and a bottle of their Quick Detailer for lubrication. I use this product and it is very good. I did a detailing on pleiades car yesterday and he could not believe how his car looks and feels now.
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Old 05-14-2001, 05:04 AM   #7
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A warning about clay bar lubricants. They are carcinogenic! Be careful & use gloves. I know alot of things cause cancer, but why not limit yourself to the exposure so yo can drive your Subie for a long, long time. The do work as advertised. Most of the clay comes from Georgia & some place near the Phillipines.
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Old 05-14-2001, 05:07 AM   #8
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Oh yeah, a good substitute for the clay bar lubricant is mild liquid hand soap. The kind that has the skin softeners in it. I know it sound girlie but it works really well in as a 5-10% solution. I have my employees use Dove so they don't complain about dry hands at the end of a day. They do work hard for me so I try to look out for them.
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Old 05-14-2001, 10:41 AM   #9
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Do you run a detailing shop damianq?
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Old 05-14-2001, 10:48 AM   #10
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Oops sorry, just saw your other post damianq... it's truly great that you're helping to dispel some car care myths!
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Old 05-14-2001, 05:40 PM   #11
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what dose the clay bar do
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Old 05-14-2001, 07:06 PM   #12
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Damianq,

Three "P"s, one "L"... Philippines, sorry couldn't resist

We now return to our regularly scheduled post...
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:54 AM   #13
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Claybars FTW!
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:20 AM   #14
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i really need to do this.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:16 AM   #15
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clay magic is much nicer than the meguairs or mothers clay imo

I'm doing this this weekend!
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:39 AM   #16
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I use the uber blue clay from Detailers Domain but for detail spray, no product I have used comes close to Gloss-It, the stuff is truly amazing...I can't wait to try their clay bars once my others run out.

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Old 06-06-2010, 10:44 AM   #17
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Claybars FTW!

damn kp i guess you was bored you dated back all the way to 2001 lol

anyways yeah clay bar are worth it but they come in different grades
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:25 PM   #18
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The brands do make a different in my opinion.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:59 PM   #19
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Meguiar's Professional Aggressive Clay + water.
I have found that clay grabs and removes contaminates much better when using water as opposed to soap.
my .02
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:42 PM   #20
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I've heard about how well the 'claybar' works for years.

Used a claybar kit two weeks ago and was very impressed.

I used Mother's because that's what my local parts store carries.

There verywell may be other 'claybar kits' out there, but FWIW, I'm both satisfied with the one I used and I have no preponderence to spend extra $$$ and time to figure out which kit is better.

Regardless, if you want a nice clean surface that feels smooth as glass to put some wax down on, then use a claybar.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:11 PM   #21
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zaino for the win
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:45 PM   #22
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damn kp i guess you was bored you dated back all the way to 2001 lol

anyways yeah clay bar are worth it but they come in different grades
bored???? more like drunk.


and i bought the clay bar starter kit... works okay, definitely helps to make "problem areas" smooth.. still couldnt remove one spot on my hood.. and i didnt want to press with the bar at all.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:12 PM   #23
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the otc meguiars claybar kit is extremely mild and takes forever to remove anything.

onr clay lube ftw.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:00 PM   #24
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Why did you create a zombie thread?

Also +1 for diluted ONR clay lube! Best bang for buck detailing product I've ever bought
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:35 PM   #25
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If you guys would like to learn all about clay baring. check this thread out..

http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...ad.php?t=42524
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