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a clay bar is a clay bar...right

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Old 09-05-2006, 10:29 PM
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well after hearing and seeing results of clay kits, i looked online only to find outrageous prices of clay, lube and towels. i went to my advance autoparts and bought this clay kit-Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay Kit but when i used it, it didnt seem to do what i thought it would. i finished an area of around 1.5 feet and i can still feel contamination on the paint. im thinking about just buying some expensive clay and use the meguiars lube. am i doing something wrong.
 
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:39 PM
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you should pm or ask grouse he does some really nice detailing he will know the difference
 
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:08 PM
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Moving to "Detail Section"
 
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:13 PM
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Did you do the whole process? You have to wash and wax it before you use it for perfect results. I washed, waxed and clayed mine and it was better than I have ever seen. You shouldn't feel any grit on the car after you do the whole process.
 
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:15 PM
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That was backwards. You clay, then wax. After work drinks...
 
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:21 PM
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For basic work i prefer megs clay it does not mar with normal use, It lasts forever, it does not deteriorate quickly.

Now there are fine, medium and heavy cut clays.

I stress that anything over fine will induce micro marring. making it nessisary for a good polishing or even a light compounding.

Stick to fine clay.
 
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:36 PM
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alright, i went back out to do the top of the trunk lid just like u said, then got a plastic bag to feel the finish and it was still gritty as hell. i also still see water spots and other scratches like a ****
 
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:29 AM
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so ive got the whole claying thing down pat now. all i had to do was go back and do it again in that spot. what i need now is a remedy for hardened sap. i know i should set it in the sun but what is a good sap remover
 
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:33 AM
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soak a towel in hot water, put it in a plastic bowl, throw it in the nuker for 2 min lay it on the pitch for 30 seconds, clay, put it back on for 30 more, clay, put it back on for 30 more clay.
 
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:34 AM
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whats nuker and pitch..lol
 

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