HOw to clay bar?

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  1. Creator

    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    I just tried claying my brothers project car and it came outl ike crap. I used meguires bar and their final touch spray as per the clay bar instructions. It just didnt seem to do much and the part i did is really swirlly. With the Final Touch stuff sprayed on, its too slick and without its too hard. Is there something i am missing??
     
  2. Scottwax

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    Meguiars consumer clay bar isn't very good, and their pro bar is too strong for regular use (it is meant for paint overspray). Try the Clay Magic system. I've seen it at Pep Boys for about $10. Just follow the directions and you should have no problems. Bar is a lot denser too.
     
  3. NoXeN

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    is there a substitute for lube scott? i used half the lube last time..probably more
     
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    I have heard of guys claying as they wash using that for lube and working well.
     
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    If you run out of lube, use a capful of car soap diluted in a spray bottle full of water.
     
  6. Buck-O

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    I use a thck mix of Gold Class car wash shampoo, and water for my claying. Seems to work well for dirt contaminates int he paint. And for most everything else i use the Megs final inspection #34 detail spray. I like the lubricity of it over most other spray detailers out there.
    I also use the Mothers clay bar system. I dont like the mothers detail spray, always leeves a hazzey film thats a pain in the ass to try and buff out. The emgs and the gold class mix work much better.

    Ive heard that the Mirror Glaze car wash in the tan 16oz. bottle is really good for claying with as well. Its not sudsy but its got really good lubrisity, and was aparently designed with wet sanding in mind for body shop work. And aparently it works great for claying.
     
  7. Scottwax

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    Go with the suggestions everyone else gave, unless you want to try Astro Glide and let us know how that works!
     
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    Hey scott, should the car be washed again after claying?
     
  9. Scottwax

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    If you have extra time to kill and feel like wasting it, yeah, go ahead and wash after claying. Personally, I have better things to do, like polishing and waxing it.[/sarcasm]

    It isn't necessary. :)
     
  10. NoXeN

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    the side of my clay magic box said its good for 3 uses..so after the 3 uses the bar is garbage?
     
  11. Scottwax

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    You can probably get 5-10 uses if your car never gets real gritty.
     
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    How will you know when it's time to get a new bar? I haven't been keeping track of how many times I've been using it.
     
  13. Creator

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    How do you store the bar? I put mine in a plastic baggy...
     
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    i put it in a ziploc and spray some lube in and then squeeze as much air outta the bag as possible
     
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    Find a small plastic butter container, put it in there.
     
  16. Scottwax

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    When it starts to look dirty no matter how you fold it, time for a new one.
     
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    Still good then. :bigthumb:
     
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    is the mother's california gold clay bar any good?
     
  19. Jackhole

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    No, the Clay Magic or Clearkote are better clay bars.
     

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