Claying, before and after

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by MattZ28, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. MattZ28

    MattZ28 New Member

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    Top half is clayed, bottom half isn't. I went over the spots again on the top (there's a few spots left in the pic, just wanted to show the comparo). This was done on a brand new 2 day old 2005 Ford Excursion.

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  2. Geoffman72

    Geoffman72 Rotary/Boxer Owned

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    Yeah, thats sadly how most of the Fords on the lot where I work look.

    What clay did you use?
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Typical Ford rail dust problems. I recommend to all my customers buying Fords that they have the dealer perform an ABC wash first. Sometimes claying just shears off the bits of rail dust, leaving some below the surface which will eventually pit the clearcoat.
     
  4. MattZ28

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    My friend has the FK1 3 step wash, maybe he'll let me use it.

    I used Autopia brand clay.
     
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    I'm curious how rail dust gets on cars. Have you ever seen a train car that transports vehicles? I don't see how rail dust can come up inside those train cars.
     
  6. MattZ28

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    You probably wouldn't be able to notice anything without a magnifying glass on a color like blue :(
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Dust gets everywhere. Leave your car closed up for several days and even then, you will have dust on the interior surfaces.

    Most manufacturers also have rail lines very close by.
     

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