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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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detailing my car could use some exp

Alright I know some of you guy's know I keep my car as clean as possible. Unfortunately it's not as clean as I want it to be(minor scratches and some chips).
Reason im posting this is because I could really use some getting this thing clean before I go down to Carlisle Next weekend. Anybody close by that has claybar'd there car before be willing to help me out or some hint's something to help get the paint smooth and glossy. Guy I work with said all he uses is 3m rubbing compound with a buffer (I have one) Then uses 3m swirl remover with or w/o buffer. His car does look nice except last time I saw it was dusty as all hell
because of the work he's doing in his garage (He's the only guy I would let build a roll cage or anything of sort in my car)
Anyways if somebody is willing to give me a hand sometime that be sweet I have to atleast start on it this sunday to get it done I'm tied tuesday til I get back from Carlisle.
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Wash the car (with dawn/dish soap to strip off the old wax), leave it wet and then clay bar (be sure to use extra water so the bar glides easily over the surface of the paint). Then re-wash the car with dish soap then dry it throughly. Compound, polish then a sealant. Meguiars has a decent system, but I prefer PoorBoys, Zanio comes out just as good as PoorBoys but doesn't seem to last as long for some reason.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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now with the claybar do I lightly rub it front to back of car, use force or lightly rub it in a circle pattern I've never done it before and just dont want to mess my car up. Where do I get poorboys??? or is that pepboys????

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now with the claybar do I lightly rub it front to back of car, use force or lightly rub it in a circle pattern I've never done it before and just dont want to mess my car up. Where do I get poorboys??? or is that pepboys????

Here is a good site for supplies and a great detailed explanation how to do it!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=230133585167

You can buy a long term supply of clay bars and detailer for what it costs for one good cleanup with the big names.

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Just spray the surface with lubricant, Like Blue Mist, (http://www.pacificprodux.com/DP232-01.html)

Pull off a 1/4 chunk of the clay bar, pancake flat and prepare to remove the contaminants. Apply the lubricant liberally and wipe the bar allowing the clay to glide gently over the paint, glass, fiberglass, chrome and or other slick surfaces. Wipe the clay over the surface, one pass with 50% overlap until the panel is smooth to the touch. As the clay bar picks up contaminants it will show the dirt. Fold into itself creating new flat surfaces until you have exhausted its usefulness. Pull off another piece of clay if needed to complete the job. Use a towel to wipe away the excess lubricant and feel the silky smooth finish. If by chance the lubricant dries, re spray with new lubricant and wipe off to a high shine.

** Note: Do not push down on the clay bar as you remove contaminants letting the clay and lubricant do the removal. If you feel the clay sticking apply more lubricant and continue.

Whatever you do, don't drop the clay on the ground! This 200 gram bar will clean approximately two full size cars. Store in a closed container or zip lock bag when not in use.

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I have a power washer, to help with the washing process if needed.

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shouldn't need a power washer!!

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I see tha Turtle Wax makes a Liquid Clay bar product, sounds easier to use than the other process.

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well I ended up getting the mequiars kit from Murrays didn't realize it was 50 gram!!!!! DUH didn't come out bad though the paint does feel smoother! Certain spots I think would have been smoother if I had used 200 gram but it was all they had at Murrays oh well I use it next time.

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