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Old 03-21-2010
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clay bar question

So i have the clay but no lube, I've heard shampoo and water in a spray bottle works fine. True?

ps. will post pics when done :)
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use meguiars quick detailer, thats what comes in the kit
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i've used carwash soap and water before too....
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i would spend a couple bucks and get the detailer...
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yeah like I said I dont have the detailer and I dont want to buy it. the shampoo & water should work fine...
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i would try brake fluid its pretty smooth

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Mix car wash solution and water and it will work fine. No need to spend extra on detailer.
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^ X2, ive had to use that a few times when Im short on QD, works well and smells awesome. I have gold class car wash soap and I love how that smells... mmmmm
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ok sweet, thanks blackedge.
Yea I figured it wouldnt be necessary to buy the detailer stuff lol. I'm givin the truck a good wash, claybar & wax for the spring/summer :)
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^ X2, ive had to use that a few times when Im short on QD, works well and smells awesome. I have gold class car wash soap and I love how that smells... mmmmm
I love how the professional products smell. Number 23 I think it is, smells straight like bananas but looks like baby **** haha
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BWAHAHA! I never used #23 pretty much if it smells good it works good lol
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Meguiar's M05 smells and looks like that.
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M05? Never used it
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M05? Never used it
Yeah, it's a glaze. I rarely use it.
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Ah New Car Glaze. I actually meant M26, not M23. M23 is odor eliminator lol. Its been a long time since I've used that stuff, which sucks.
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yeah thats M26 for ya also M07 is the same now that looks like baby food or something else Idk. Im glad to know that M23 doesnt work. Ive been considering it for years now but never really got it lol
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I use Optimum No Rinse diluted to quick detailer level (1 cap full per gallon). It's the best clay lube I've used with the clay magic bars, and it's dirt cheap when you figure up how much concentrate it makes. Amazon.com: 8oz. Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine: Automotive
That will be enough to make several gallons of quick detailer, or for 8 or so car washes. Its all I use for washing, too. Takes a little while to get the hang of washing and drying one panel at a time with no rinsing, but it uses a lot less water and doesn't leave any swirl marks on my wifes black Rabbit like the discount brush washes do.
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I've heard great things about ONR, I have yet to get some though. On the list of things to buy once I get around to it.
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Just a random question on this topic. The paint on my truck is just not as " white " as it used to be. I know there is brake dust spots on the paint, dust, dirt and whatnot. Will a clay bar take care of this? I have already waxed the truck this year also.
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honestly what i would do is try claybaring it, hopefully that will take most of it off. If the clay bar doesnt work you may have to do a strip down and re wax/seal. If you do this your paint SHOULD look close to brand new.
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honestly what i would do is try claybaring it, hopefully that will take most of it off. If the clay bar doesnt work you may have to do a strip down and re wax/seal. If you do this your paint SHOULD look close to brand new.
Claybarring will take off all waxes and polishes anyway. Those will all need to be reapplied.
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If your going to clay bar it wash it with a shampoo diluted enough to strip the car, because if you try to use the claybar by it's self it will get clogged up and you most likely will go through alot of bars before finishing the truck.
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yeah I already picked up a professional quick detailer to use for clay lube a long *** time ago.
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