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Old 07-02-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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What's a good Clay bar?

I thinking about claying my car for the first time. Which one is a good one and is there any do's or don't I should be aware of?
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: What's a good Clay bar?

Meguiars is what i use...then finish with a good sealent wax like the NXT wax

as for do's and dont's...it's hard to mess up a clay job....just use the pressure of the clays weight as you work a 2 foot section at a time...keep it lubed with the quick detailer that comes with the clay. never press into the paint with the bar or you'll mar it...hope that helps...

oh and youtube has tons of vids if needed
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
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Thank you so much! I'll check it out!!
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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I use mother's all the way!
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #5
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I heard mothers is a good one too. I'm trying to see which one is used more and which is easier to use. Thanks!
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #6
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I use the whole mothers line. I use the hard wax, clay bar, showtime, ect. Mothers never fails me! Mcguires has some fails in their product line imo
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Re: What's a good Clay bar?

i'm the reverse...i dislike some mothers products but never have issues with meguiars lol...to each their own though when it comes to their cars.
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I have both. Clay ars are about the same but mother's lube is much, much better. No pun intended
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:33 AM   #9
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There is really no excellent over the counter polishes wax clay etc... Go online And look up Adams Polishes, In my eyes there the best
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There is really no excellent over the counter polishes wax clay etc... Go online And look up Adams Polishes, In my eyes there the best
And also really expensive
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And also really expensive
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Thanks for all the input. It really does help keep it comming!!
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I just used Meguiar's clay bar and didn't have any problems with it. The detail spray that comes with it is enough to claybar and still have left over for those small cleanup jobs in-between washes. It also comes with a small bottle of quick wax that you can use in-between waxing to keep up on the water beeding and protection.

I only ended up using a half a bar to do the car so I'll be able to do my wife's car and my car twice apiece.
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Here's a crazy question... Can you clay bar a convertable top?
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I wouldn't! The texture of the top will separate the clay and it will get stuck up there! Your best bet is to buy a soft brush and use soapy water and scrub up there.
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I wouldn't! The texture of the top will separate the clay and it will get stuck up there! Your best bet is to buy a soft brush and use soapy water and scrub up there.
Thanks!! I thought it would'nt hurt in asking.
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Yeah. Better to ask first then do rather than do first and ask how to fix later haha
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Here's a crazy question... Can you clay bar a convertable top?
nope....but a good vert top cleaner and conditioner can be bought to take care of that top
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Good to know. I picked up a bottle of raggtop and I am going to pick up the mothers claybar kit this week. I'll let ya know how it turns out.
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