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    How do you clay?

    Anyone give me some advice for clay baring? Never tried it before, assuming it isn't that hard but tedious.

    I bought this clay kit from walmart, MEguiar's - come with carnuba wax and the spray+small clay bar.

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    I don't have any idea either, people always talk about claying but I have never done it. It is supposed to pick up all those imperfections in the paint, I assume you just press it against the paint hard?

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    Ok, so I read the Detailed image thread link, you're supposed to just let it slide? no pressure?
    It's supposed to pick up the contaminants by itself. I guess i'll try it out tonight.
    Oh, and then you have to wax/polish after you clay else it will just make your paint look more messed up.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Equinox Click here to enlarge
    Ok, so I read the Detailed image thread link, you're supposed to just let it slide? no pressure?
    It's supposed to pick up the contaminants by itself. I guess i'll try it out tonight.
    Oh, and then you have to wax/polish after you clay else it will just make your paint look more messed up.
    Good to know! No one listen to me when it comes to detailing Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I don't have any idea either, people always talk about claying but I have never done it. It is supposed to pick up all those imperfections in the paint, I assume you just press it against the paint hard?

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Good to know! No one listen to me when it comes to detailing Click here to enlarge
    bwahahaha

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    Check out these videos:

    http://paintcare-n-detailing.com/pinnacle.html

    There's a lot of good info here on every step of the detailing process (including claying).

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    you make them into a little ball like "paint balll size" put them in the paintball gun and shoot at the CAR !!!!!! jkjk

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    I've always used the clay bar kits that come with the detailer spray. It seems to do a good job. You could also use soapy water. The key is keeping the surface wet CONSTANTLY and allowing the clay to "glide" over the paint. Run your finger across when you're done, it's incredible how smooth it feels. As an earlier poster stated though, be sure you wax right after! You remove all the contaminants, but you're also removing any sort of protection you have from wax. I suggest setting aside a lot of time to do this, it's a very tedious process. Good luck!

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    We have step by step instructions in our detailing guide. It's really safe and easy to do plus it really helps the overall detail come out better. Here is our best deal on a clay bar and lube - DI Packages DI Clay Bar and Clay Lube Combo. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Greg @ DI

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    Man, claying the car is a must and I do it twice annually. It gets all the contaminants off the car, although it also removes the wax along with it. I can't wait to do it, but figure to do the entire process you're going to spend a good day from start to finish.

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    I did it a couple of weeks ago. Just used a small amount of clay, and kept the surface wet with surface spray. Don't know if it did much good, as I wash the car weekly and garage it at night.

    Waxed the car with Carnuba wax as soon as I was done. Very smooth surface, looked good. Very tedious

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    KEEP IT WET AND SOAPY... yes

    It can do wonders.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by milkt Click here to enlarge
    KEEP IT WET AND SOAPY... yes

    It can do wonders.
    Correct it needs to be wet. Not sure why you got a negative rep for that. Its common sense. Some are not born/can not learn this.
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    Soap hadn't been mentioned yet,
    but I'll take a neg rep for the team.
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    Spray wax works to. When I do it I clay the whole car as I'm washing it. Then if spots need extra attention I use spray wax to keep area wet.

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    How long does your clay last before having to CHUCK it?
    We have the invention of "love" bugs that swarm like stamflies every summer.
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    Depends really. I use seprate piece when I do it when washing.

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    With love bugs mine lasts for almost the whole car 1 time.
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    Just got done claying the hood, side fenders, and roof - that was alot of work! Still alot more to go ...but no time! Click here to enlarge

    Either way, make sure to use that bug remover before claying so your clay doesn't go to waste...

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