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Old 02-23-2016, 10:40 AM   #36
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What is the clay bar and how do you apply that?
A clay bar is just that is is a hunk of clay that after you apply the special lubricant on the paint and rub over the surface it will remove the particles on the top layer. At least that is how it works in theory but I have never done it. There is a video on autogeek demonstrating the process.
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A clay bar is just that is is a hunk of clay that after you apply the special lubricant on the paint and rub over the surface it will remove the particles on the top layer. At least that is how it works in theory but I have never done it. There is a video on autogeek demonstrating the process.
Thanks, never heard of this before this thread.
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I used a clay mitt that Chemical Guys sells, it is a lot easier to use than a clay bar with very good end result and you don't have to worry about dropping it ( very hard to get th garbage out of a bar when it gets dropped).
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I used a clay mitt that Chemical Guys sells, it is a lot easier to use than a clay bar with very good end result and you don't have to worry about dropping it ( very hard to get th garbage out of a bar when it gets dropped).
And then you use a buffer after rubbing on the clay, and then polish/wax?
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And then you use a buffer after rubbing on the clay, and then polish/wax?
The steps are:
Wash/Dry
Clay
Polish (with buffer)
Wax (apply with buffer - different pad/different speed and then remove by hand, or just do it all by hand)

Some people then apply a sealant, but I have never used one.
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The clay doesn't "rub on". You use something like a spray detailer as a lubricant, spray it in the area you're working in and lightly go over it with the clay. The clay grabs onto the stuck on things like road grime.

Easiest way to tell the difference, rub your hand over the paint on an area that hasn't been treated yet, then rub your hand over an area that's been freshly clay'd. Top surfaces will show the most.


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Here is a clay bar video from Adam's:
http://youtu.be/xkfXPWH5S_U
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Cool thanks. One thing not mentioned is... Do you clean the thing afterwards or throw it away?
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Yes you can reuse your clay bar. Just fold it over and knead it. Then store it in a ziplock bag. Toss it if you drop it though.
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