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school me on clay-barring and waxing...

what should i do...

any helpfull hints techniques to follow...
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its pretty simple. work in neat sections, dont forget the lube, and have a clean microfiber handy
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Follow the instructions on the box/bottle. It tells you everything you need to do, pretty simple. I'll do a simple one:

1. Wash truck
2. Dry truck
3. Work at a section at a time, spray on some quick detailer and then run the claybar over the area a few times until you don't feel it grab anymore.
4. Buff off the QD with a quality microfiber
5. Once you finish the entire truck apply the wax
6. Squeeze some on a applicator and work it in the paint, then move on too the next panel.
7. Wait for it to haze up and then buff it off
8. Step back and enjoy your hard work
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Oh one big tip if you drop the clay just go ahead and throw it away, its useless now. Also if you drop the microfiber get a clean one, the MF picks up all kinds of dirt and leaves and you'll just swirl up your paint if you use a dirty one.
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1) go to store...

2) open door with out running into it...

3) find Meguiars clay kit and NXT wax...

4) pay for it some how..

5) drive home with out hitting tree...

6) wash truck and dry...

7) using kit... clay bar keeping paint lubed clay spot till smooth and clean.. then dry with supplied micro fiber towel...

8) wax on wax off...

9) sit back drink beer and enjoy...
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Oh one big tip if you drop the clay just go ahead and throw it away, its useless now. Also if you drop the microfiber get a clean one, the MF picks up all kinds of dirt and leaves and you'll just swirl up your paint if you use a dirty one.
you can cut the clay part out that you dropped... done that tons of times...
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so all claybar does is pretty much clean the paint and would take out dirt, and waterspots?
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1) go to store...

2) open door with out running into it...

3) find Meguiars clay kit and NXT wax...

4) pay for it some how..

5) drive home with out hitting tree...

6) wash truck and dry...

7) using kit... clay bar keeping paint lubed clay spot till smooth and clean.. then dry with supplied micro fiber towel...

8) wax on wax off...

9) sit back drink beer and enjoy...
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you can cut the clay part out that you dropped... done that tons of times...
So what you're saying is is that you're a butter fingers?
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So what you're saying is is that you're a butter fingers?
wet clay bar gets slippery sometimes!
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wet clay bar gets slippery sometimes!
Hahaha.
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so all claybar does is pretty much clean the paint and would take out dirt, and waterspots?
No. Washing it will take off the dirt and waterspots will come out with just buffing with QD, so they will be removed when you clay bar. Now water etching will require a polisher or a buffer.
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so all claybar does is pretty much clean the paint and would take out dirt, and waterspots?
dirt tar tree sap some water spots... ya
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Oh one big tip if you drop the clay just go ahead and throw it away, its useless now. Also if you drop the microfiber get a clean one, the MF picks up all kinds of dirt and leaves and you'll just swirl up your paint if you use a dirty one.
Good tip... Bought my Meguiars clay kit couple days ago, and gonna go get started on it now.
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your paint feels as if you were doing a chick without a rubber after you clay it its honestly up there with sex!

lol i apologize if that comment was uncalled for but for those who have clayed their truck know what i'm talking about
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The way I do it, Is wash the truck once, then wash again but use the clay bar and use the wash as the lube. Once all done, dry truck. And waxing....has been covered already.

Clay bar in a crosshatch pattern, in circles, I do it all. Keep doing it til its allll smooooth.





I'm still a noob when it comes to exterior detail.... How long should I use the same clay bar?
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its pretty simple. work in neat sections, dont forget the lube, and have a clean microfiber handy
Thats what SHE said!

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I'm still a noob when it comes to exterior detail.... How long should I use the same clay bar?
I throw mine away after each use, but I'm like Zach, a butterfinger, so there's not much left when I'm done.
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Word of advice, don't store your claybar outside in the summer... mine melted to the point where it won't go back to it's original state.
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I use mine until it starts coming apart or I can't make it white anymore. I've used the same bar for around 5 times now.
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just clayed mine now its time to wax... pics will be up later
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Lets see um!

I just picked up a new clay kit today. I'm moving to LA and wanna get all this **** done before I go. So Saturday I'm going crazy.

Washing with dish soap, Meg's Swirl-X, Megs Clay, 2 coats of Pinnacle, 2 coats of Gold Class. Gonna be one shinny bastard!
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