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clay bar lubricant alternatives

hey i ran out of lubricant, anyone found anything they've used in place of it, the reason i ask is because the clay is still good, not junked up or anything. i could think of quite a few things that might work but i figured someone else had already found something.
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ive heard soapy water works just as good...
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i always just use a nice lougie and hawk it up right directly on the paint, works wonders, its best this time of year with pollen too, u get that flem with it, shines like a diamond.
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quick detailer spray is what my claybar came with.
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ive heard soapy water works just as good...
i actually prefer soapy water, it's a better lubricant IMO

i just mix up some soapy water in a spray bottle, some use dish washing detergent b/c it helps break down the wax, but i think it breaks down the claybar too, i'm not sure
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prefered way


if not use car soap and water mixed in a spray bottle
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danno, whenever we get a chance we need to claybar both our trucks...i u let me use ur clay bar i just might, if ur lucky, let u use my nxt.....we be shinin brotha.
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whats wrong with just water?
I always just walk around my truck with the hose and a claybar.
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whats wrong with just water?
I always just walk around my truck with the hose and a claybar.
it sticks for me when i use just water...then you get clay on your paint...i would use lube

i always prefer lube over water
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anyone have pictures of the stages of claybaring, i still want to buy the package and try it out this summer, but i might just get some NXT wax

Rocky
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I clay barred my truck for the first time last week... I can't believe I haden't ever done that before. My 9... almost 10 year old paint feels and looks (minus the small scratches and stuff) like new. And it was sooooo easy.... spray, rub the clay, wipe... wax the truck when you're all done and BAM! New ride!
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is clay bar?
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anyone have pictures of the stages of claybaring, i still want to buy the package and try it out this summer, but i might just get some NXT wax

Rocky
definetly claybar your truck...it's a world of difference.

here ya go...click here
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is clay bar?
claybarring: after you wash your truck you get a little wad of clay and it comes with lubricant, you spray lubricant and the clay just slides around, it really smooths out the surface and shines. it removes basically anything, even claims to remove paint dusting but i couldn't picture that. after you do it you gotta wax it because it strips it pretty good.
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is clay bar?
it remove contaminats from your paint, like small rocks and pine sap... gives your truck a really smooth feel...
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Cool ^ I have never heard of this before. How long does it last?
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uh..
you kinda wax over it so it all depends
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Cool ^ I have never heard of this before. How long does it last?
it all depends on how much you drive and the area you drive in that would contribute to the contaminates... but they recomend like 1-2 times a year so you dont destroy your paint....
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it all depends on how much you drive and the area you drive in that would contribute to the contaminates... but they recomend like 1-2 times a year so you dont destroy your paint....
Thanks, I amy have to try this someday when I have time and motivation.
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yea my dads partner (work no gay) barred his dakota and was impressed by it so im sure my dad will do his this summer and ill jsut swipe it and do mine lol... but theyre not to much....

the mothers is like 20ish with the lub and a cloth i believe...
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