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Before becoming a member i heard a bit about claybars and their benefits but pretty much shrugged my shoulder and kept walking...Since becoming a member ive read most of the topics in this forum regaurding them and decided to give it a try yesterday. Went and got the Meguirs kit and the results are AWESOME!!! The paint feels so much better, it looks deeper than ive ever seen it and the shine. WOA. Soon as i get a chance ill post pics. I guess all im trying to say is if you have never used one, DO IT. Its almost like looking at a new truck
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yeah that stuff is great... i really need to do mine again and wax it as well since its been almost 3 years since the last time the truck was waxed
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so far i just used the cleaner wax. I wont get a chance to use normal wax till tomorrow
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I agree totally, I hadn't heard about clay bars until I got here and boy am I glad I did!
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Claybars will remove the embedded debris in your paint. Cleaner wax can not do this. A couple of guidelines to follow if you decide to clay your paint.
1.) Wash your vehicle thoroughly first.
2.) Never clay in the sun. Always in a shaded area.
3.) Use lots of lubrication. I use a quick detailer or ONR diluted.
4.) If you drop the clay, don't use it. It will get contaminated from debris off the ground. Then this will be transmitted to your paint. i.e. scratches in your paint. OUCH!!!
5.) Wash your vehicle thououghly after you clay. It will help to remove any leftover residue.
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I've heard about it but have yet to actually do it. I'll pick some up next time and see for myself.
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Claybars will remove the embedded debris in your paint. Cleaner wax can not do this. A couple of guidelines to follow if you decide to clay your paint.
1.) Wash your vehicle thoroughly first.
2.) Never clay in the sun. Always in a shaded area.
3.) Use lots of lubrication. I use a quick detailer or ONR diluted.
4.) If you drop the clay, don't use it. It will get contaminated from debris off the ground. Then this will be transmitted to your paint. i.e. scratches in your paint. OUCH!!!
5.) Wash your vehicle thououghly after you clay. It will help to remove any leftover residue.
good suggestions... i did that and then used the meguires 3 step wax/polish system and was very impressed with the results... not bad for 30 year old paint
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Looks fantastic! The 3 step system is a good way to get a good look. Just be careful how you wash it and keep it waxed up and you will be good to go for at least 6 months.
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1. wash
2. clay
3. polish
4. wax

Your paint will look unbelievable.

You can do multiple coats of polish and/or wax. (Some people even use a sealant after polishing.)
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you can't go wrong tith the Meguir's claybar kit. I use only Meguire's products...they are the best. Here are my results.....Name:  9-4.jpg
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mine after clay bar and wax
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damn, i defn. need to go get some claybar. mine looks good now, but holy crap!
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jtslmn720, paint looks almost unreal! thats awesome!
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i love that stuff..dark colors will show it off more..i washed, clay bar, wax and crap took me 9 hours..ill have to do it again and get some pics with my new bling but i recommend doing it
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jtslmn720, paint looks almost unreal! thats awesome!
yeah i was very satisfied with the results... took about 6-7 hours to do it but the paint came smooth as glass
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i love that stuff..dark colors will show it off more..i washed, clay bar, wax and crap took me 9 hours..ill have to do it again and get some pics with my new bling but i recommend doing it
Yeah just washing and waxing took me 5.
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another thumbs up here for claybars! makes the paint feel smooth as polished glass and the paint stays cleaner, longer. Makes waxing hella easier too! -Mike-
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I tried to claybar my friends jeep, but i apaprently bought the wrong product or something. Sadly it wouldnt remove the water spots. I can't remember if it was claybar or I bought the wrong thing.


*fake edit* oh yah I remember it was late and I chose to show her my claybar instead of washing her jeep.
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Aaron's flaccid like soft clay
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Aaron's flaccid like soft clay

I'll claybar the girl in your avatar! Don't threadjack
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oh ya another thumbs up for claybaring im a detailer at our local ford dealer and we use clay magic my best results are using the meduim grade while spraying a quick detailer and then doing a hand wax with a liquid paste afterward and by the time u make it all the way around its dry enough to buff out and the feel of the vehicles is just fantastic i did my bosses black o7 fx2sport f-150 and it was sweet just like yalls black trucks pictured and on trade ins i've even used the clay on the headlights and it even cleaned them up as well. not sure who makes our wax and compounds but i'll found out and keep yall posted
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how much is it and where can you get it pm me please thanks
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about 20$ for a bar with the lubricant... any autoparts store
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sweet thanks
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Tried something today that I hadn't done before. Used an orbital buffer with my Meguire's wax. Wow...looks even better...
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