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Old 04-07-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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So I'm heading out to clay my mustang for the first time, hope it works as good as it's advertised

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Old 04-07-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
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Like 10 min later.... Wow!!! Good stuff

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Old 04-07-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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Just remember to wax afterwards or all that hard work you just did will be worthless.
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Absolutely man wax is a must!!
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About how much of the clar bar do ya'll suggest? Any particular size
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Man, that's some rocks and ***** on there!!! Did you wash the car really good? Make sure you kneed the clay bar to keep it fresh, you don't wanna use it dirty
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About how much of the clar bar do ya'll suggest? Any particular size
You can use half a piece of clay but like stated above,make sure to kneed the clay after a little use.
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You can use half a piece of clay but like stated above,make sure to kneed the clay after a little use.
Yeah i knew about kneeding but wasnt sure what size chunk ti use .. Ive done it before and used a maybe 2X2 piece
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Man, that's some rocks and ***** on there!!! Did you wash the car really good? Make sure you kneed the clay bar to keep it fresh, you don't wanna use it dirty
Haha it was just a really bad spot around my wheel wells big chunks of rubber from the tire, maybe some nasty tar, but clay did the trick! And it was the first time I've ever clayed it so yeah...
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Just make sure not to get any sand in the clay. If so chunk it. And you'll defintly get a good arm workout
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Yeah I kneaded as needed.. Haha
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Just make sure not to get any sand in the clay. If so chunk it. And you'll defintly get a good arm workout
Yes and use the palm. I used my fingers once.
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Use something to take the tar off first next time. You don't want that **** in your clay while doing the rest of the car.
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Re: Clay bar

I used one this weekend on my brothers vette, works good overall but his paint wasnt very dirty.

Wash it very good with Dawn dish detergent to remove all wax, you will know as i will be like a squeeky dish and water wont beed well if at all.

then you can use the clay bar, just do NOT DROP IT and rotate it to keep the surface of the clay bar touching the paint clean. Finish up with another dawn wash and rubbing compound on any surface swirls and then protection how ever you do it, dont forget headlights/tail lights, trim etc
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I used one this weekend on my brothers vette, works good overall but his paint wasnt very dirty.

Wash it very good with Dawn dish detergent to remove all wax, you will know as i will be like a squeeky dish and water wont beed well if at all.

then you can use the clay bar, just do NOT DROP IT and rotate it to keep the surface of the clay bar touching the paint clean. Finish up with another dawn wash and rubbing compound on any surface swirls and then protection how ever you do it, dont forget headlights/tail lights, trim etc
Polishing compound, not rubbing compound, right? I used rubbing compound on one of my headlights that had a scratch and it seems a little aggressive for paint. Your thoughts?
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Polishing compound, not rubbing compound, right? I used rubbing compound on one of my headlights that had a scratch and it seems a little aggressive for paint. Your thoughts?
Polishing compound to the paint, rubbing compound should only be used if you know what your doing, try meguiars glaze it's not as abrasive as a polish or rubbing compound
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Polishing compound, not rubbing compound, right? I used rubbing compound on one of my headlights that had a scratch and it seems a little aggressive for paint. Your thoughts?
rubbing compound is fine if you buy clear coat safe versions.... like 3m or mothers/meguiars etc. Some of it is FAR to abrasive for clear coats.

I put a coat of meguiars rubbing compound on my bothers vette by hand and it worked just fine, needs elbow greese and depending on how many and how bad the swirls may take more one application etc. After that wash again then go with polish etc etc
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