First Detail On My New(ish) Car v.audia4

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  1. ihrs

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    One sexy ride!


    The silver looks great!
     
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    still have very light swirling in direct sunlight, but you have to look for it, and it could use a little more claying, my joints just couldnt do anymore today
     
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    Looks really good! Even in the sun shots, the paint looks very wet!
     
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    hopefully next time i do it ill use a buffer, in the direct sun looks good, but under lights in parking lot looks okay

    thanks for the complements
     
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    Looks terrific...hard to beat P21S/S100 on metallic silver.
     
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    anything to make it deeper? or some chemical to use to take place of claying? i cant clay that great, have some joint problems so to apply alot of pressure is really hard on the elbows
     
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    It's my understanding that you really don't need to apply a lot of pressure with a clay bar. All you're doing, is applying some sort of lubricant, wether it's a spray detailer or sudsy-wash in a spray bottle, and then running the clay bar across the paint surface. Placing a ton of pressure shouldn't make "that much" of a difference. If the clay bar slides over the paint which has been lubed up with either of the methods, you should be golden. :bigthumb:
     
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    i have found you need to apply a considerable amount of pressure to get the little deep stuff
    the car has 46,000 miles, doesnt really seem as if its ever been clayed, probly only during the dealers delivery prep
     
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    Claying for delivery prep isn't usually the norm....

    The salesmen at the dealer i work at are actually such douches sometimes they won't even let us get a car completely dried before they haul it out.

    "just toss in the mats and take out the stickers"
    Is a phrase that sadly has become the norm...
    Of course thats what happens under new ownership/75% new sales staff/ new management
    It didn't used to be that way.... (sigh)
     
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    Take out the stickers?
     
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    The manufacturers sticker that tells the specs on the car, interior, exterior features etc.
     
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    i used to work at a dealership, most of them got clayed

    and what i meant was it was probly only waxed once when it was delievered

    most new cars dont need clay i have found
     
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    Gotcha. :) Didn't know what you were talking about at first.
     
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    :drool: I knew I should have gotten a silver A4.
     
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    Santorin was my second choice :bigthumb:
     
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    I suppose so. I bet a good deal of difference in pressure could be found with the different types of clay bar you're using, even tho I think I read that there's only a few (2?) manufacturers of the stuff?

    The last time I used a claybar on my car, I didn't think I was using too much pressure on the bar itself. :dunno:
     
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    well next time i need to clay it i want every spec of dirt out of it, so ill probly hire a local detailer to come and just claybar it, then ill handle the rest of it, as long as i get one good clay bar done and keep wax on it every 2-3 months i think ill be cool
     
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    Why? Claying isn't that hard, just do it yourself.
     
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    you didnt read above, all the baked in shit in the paint i cant get out myself because of joint problems i had, i cant apply alot of pressure for an extended period of time, so i will never be able to get it perfect, i want it perfect
     

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