What exactly does clay bar do... and how tedious is it to use?

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  1. Urinal Mint

    Urinal Mint bourbon afficionado

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    it smooths out the paint surface from debris and overspray

    super easy to use, just make sure you use lots of lube :naughty:

    and do not use water use detail spray and use lots of it, and turn it after every panel
     
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    Pulls dirt and contaminents (sp?) from your paint surface. Rub your hand over your paint clean, then clay a section. You will see a HUGE difference.
     
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    IB Scottwax.
     
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    (make sure to use lots of detailing spray, buy an extra bottle because you will need it)
     
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    Oh, and it is somewhat tedious, but like Soko said, use lots of detail spray so the clay doesn't track on your paint

    I clayed my GTI this weekend. Took me about 2 hours, including 1 coat of wax after each section
     
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    took me about 30 min on my friends jetta trek, looked awesome and felt awesome afterwards, i even let kazimer use it on his jetta
     
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    Yep, you guys are right about the uses of claybar...
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    you don't need detail spray - just mix a good soap with some water in a spray bottle. no sense in wasting $$ on detail spray.

    it works better than you could possibly imagine, but just make sure to work out your arms for a few days beforehand... it takes a while!! :big grin:
     
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    soap isn't meant to be on your car long term (more than a few minutes)
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i'm talking a capful of good car soap into a whole spraybottle of water. you've still gotta wash the car again after the clay bar.
     
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    You've used this before with good results? Same as the regular lube?
     
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    It works. You can also do it when washing your car. Just wash the whole car, then go back over it with soapy water and clay it. Do a section at a time, then rinse.

    Mikel :IBScottwax:? in the morning? I was already detailing by then. :slap:
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    yup... that's the ONLY way i do it. no sense in wasting Quick Detail on it...
     
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    I have the lube now that came with my box of Clay Magic, I was just worried about what to do when it ran out. I'll just throw some soap and water in there. Good to go! :bigthumb:
     

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