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Clay bar

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by countrylivn, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    countrylivn

    countrylivn [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I think the claybar has to be the best thing ever invented for car detailing !!! I never go a day without one on hand !!! Washed truck today after a month and a half of rain and bad weather and had some sort of black gritty stuff all over front of bumper, grill, and headlights!! Would come off with wash mitt, net sponge, or cleaner wax.... Busted out clay bar and boom all gone !!! Took about 1 hour to do front of truck with all that gritty shit but now its been clay bar'd , prewax cleaner and finally waxed .... That bitch is slick as hell !!!!
     
  2. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    KPT

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    I think claying every day is a little excessive
     
  3. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    I think I have to agree
     
  4. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    Too much clay bar=no more paint.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    i clay my personal vehicles about every 4-6 months, which is about every other wax job. i don't really find a need to do it more often than that. the clay only removes the contaminants in the crevices of your paint that accumulate over time. certainly doing it every day is a bit excessive. that being said, clay is a great detailer's tool that delivers very positive results.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    Lol damn keith u killing me !!! I meant there isnt a day i dont have one availabe ... In other words always have a claybar ready as it is as important as a flashlight :D
     
  7. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    Ohhhhhhh. :D
     
  8. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    Clay bar everyday would give me a total body ache !!!
     
  9. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    clay bar lubericant. dont waste money on the spray bottle everytime you do a clay job.....just use your carwash soap in a seperate bucket. mix soap with water and make sure you feel more soap then water and use it with your bar. ive found it works better then the spray bottle lube.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    I owned a car detailing company for 7 years and the CLAY BAR kicks ass! I highly recommend it! You only need to do it twice a year. Depending on where you live, or if its garaged. But if your car gets beat up and always out side, you can do it 3 times a year but more than that is a waste of time. **Always wax the truck after you clay bar it also. The clay bar removes stuff called "fall-out" Sap from trees, and removes all chemicals and contaminants in your paint. The clean surface make the wax much more effective
     
  11. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    good stuff to know
     
  12. Jan 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    just might have to try that
     
  13. Jan 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    I agree with this, I use a mixture of "optimum No-Rinse" and water in a spray bottle. Works great! The owner of "Chemical Guys" detailing company recommended this to me.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    I have a MGM Tacoma on order. I have been confused about whether to clay bar it or not once I get it. I bought the Maguier's Ultimate polish and wax, clay bar kit along with their soap and did my 02 Grand Prix GTP and was very impressed with the results. I of course did the wash, clay bar, polished and then waxed. What are the opinions on using clay bar on a newly purchased MGM Taco? I have heard conflicting information. Thanks.
     
  15. Feb 19, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    My Tacoma is a 2011, I have waxed it 2 or 3 times but I havent clay bar'd it yet. My question is since I have waxed it do I need to do anything special in order for the clay to work like it is intended to? Will the clay take the wax off and get down to the clear coat and get all the shit off, or do I need to strip the wax off first? Thanks
     
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