your experiences with clay baring

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  1. victimizati0n

    victimizati0n New Member

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    hey guys.. have any of you ever had a car where claybaring didnt make a difference?

    I have an older 85' chevy, and i claybared a part of the hood, after i was done, you wouldnt tell the difference between what was, and wasnt claybared.

    :bigthumb:

    I was going to go all out and detail the car, but now im only gonna wash/wax it.
     
  2. joed1228

    joed1228 New Member

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    Is the paint new?

    I neve notice a difference on new cars, hard to figure how a 21 year old paint job wouldnt get any better.
     
  3. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Doesnt matter if its new or not you should clay it to pull all the surface contaminates out. It will help even though you might not physically see a difference. [​IMG]
     
  4. victimizati0n

    victimizati0n New Member

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    the paint is as old as the car
     
  5. Scottwax

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    Did you see any grime on the clay bar? If so, then it did some good even though the paint was apparently already pretty smooth.
     
  6. Run N. Gun

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    I can't always see a difference when I claybar, but I can always FEEL a difference, especially running water over the surface. Can you feel a diff on your '85?
     
  7. victimizati0n

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    thats what i ment, you cant feel a difference
     
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    victimizati0n New Member

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    not really, i did such a small part.
     
  9. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    theres your problem
     
  10. Run N. Gun

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    Roger that. Do a 3x3 section of your car. That area should feel like smooooooth glass. AMAZING results every time I do it.

    BTW - I've used Mother's clay with no problems or issues. The spray was alright...meh. I just picked up Clay Magic's version and am expecting better performance from the lubricant. Clay looks identical.
     
  11. victimizati0n

    victimizati0n New Member

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    thats about how big i did.

    like i said, you couldnt feel a difference
     
  12. Skoles

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    Were you using the correct side of the clay?
     
  13. victimizati0n

    victimizati0n New Member

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    there is a correct side of the clay?
     
  14. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    LOL! Shouldn't be a "side" to the clay except for a just used, dirty side, then you roll it up and pat out a fresh side. The clay should be consistent throughout.
     
  15. hitolo

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    is your paint totally oxidized? If so, the clay won't make much of a difference.
     
  16. Skoles

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    Yea I was kidding.
     
  17. victimizati0n

    victimizati0n New Member

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    no, the paint is fine
     
  18. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    What about the 'plastic bag' test? Put your hand in a plastic bag, run it along the car. The plastic magnifies the impurities in the paint. See if you can feel a difference there...

    it's hard to believe it didn't make a difference, I've seen it do wonders for brand new cars, let alone older ones...

    There are only a few scenerios I can think of where it wouldn't be noticable:

    1: paint was just compounded or polished - impurities were ground down to be even with the paint. They'll come back...
    2: paint is so oxidized that clay can't help. Your best bet is to compound the oxidation off, then use clay as maintenence.
    3: Paint is perfect, no impurities. *bullshit*
     
  19. victimizati0n

    victimizati0n New Member

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    humm, i will try the plastic bag test after this post.

    1. nope
    2. i really dont know exactly what oxidized paint looks like, so it is a possibility
    3. im gonna go for this one

    edit* ok, well im not gonna lie, there was alot of dust on the car (i guess it came off of the cover) but it failed the "plastic bag" test, i dont know if i was picking up the shit that came off of the cover, or what.
     
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  20. Small Block LSX

    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    I notice a difference when I do it. You can actually hear the dirt coming off. Just make sure you keep folding the claybar over so you don't damage the paint. It works like a charm....
     

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