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Old 10-24-2006, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default clay bar and waxing process?

what is the process to use claybar, washing, and waxing? like which order.

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Old 10-25-2006, 12:00 AM   #2
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thy this
i found it pretty useful
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:14 AM   #3
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I clay-bar about once every 6 months and I'm religious about it because it makes your paint sooo smooth, especially if you polish after you clay bar. A nice coat of cleaner wax and you are ready to go! Takes a bit of time if you do it right. If you drop the clay bar don't even think about using it again. You would just cry after you saw what happened. Have fun!
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:06 AM   #4
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Wash, Clay Bar, Wax/Polish...oh, and dont get the clay bar on any unpainted surface or rubber. Just like wax, it can leave a film on the material. Good luck!
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:24 AM   #5
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You can actually clay bar any surface of the car IF you keep it wet and lubricated. yes I said lubricated. After many years of detailing and having to remove overspray I can say its not much fun on non painted surfaces, but can be done.

On painted surfaces you can use water, soap or some type of clay bar solution as well.
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:59 AM   #6
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The following is an excellent article on the use of clay:


.....you may also want to check out the other topics they cover regarding car care:

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Old 10-25-2006, 02:02 PM   #7
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I used the instruction provided by Zaino Bros.

I washed with Dawn
clay bar
wash again
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Old 10-25-2006, 04:00 PM   #8
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We strongly recommend that you do not use a dish detergent on a relatively new car.

There is a good chance that there are very few layers of wax.

Wash with a soap designed to be used on automobiles.
You do not have to dry if you are using a clay bar.

Break the clay bar up into two pieces. One for the upper half and one for the lower half.

Use a spray detailer as your lubricant (some soap and water in a spray bottle will work in a pinch).

Spray the area you will be working with, then glide the clay bar over the painted surface.

When done you may want to give the car a quick wash, we do.

Then a good polish, followed by a good wax or even better a good paint protectant like RejeX.

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