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I am wanting to clay bar and wax my pickup for graduation pictures and was wondering if some people had some advice for doing this your first time? I know your suppose to clay bar before waxing so are you suppose to follow the curves and stuff of your pickup or hows all that work? Thanks, Lance
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Usually clay bars come in a kit with some type of spray. Make sure the truck is completely clean, spray a small area, and rub the clay bar on the paint. You'll be re-moulding the clay as you apply it to the truck. Just keep rubbing the areas until the paint is clear and smooth, then move to the next section. It takes some elbow grease if you've never done it before and you have a lot of stuff in the paint.

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Try this video, it will tell you everything you need to know about clay barring a truck.

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I just did mine and you can listen to the sound. When you start off you will think you are sanding the truck. Then after a few mins it will start to clear up and the sound will go away.

I can't believe how much crap I pulled out of the paint.

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I am wanting to clay bar and wax my pickup for graduation pictures and was wondering if some people had some advice for doing this your first time? I know your suppose to clay bar before waxing so are you suppose to follow the curves and stuff of your pickup or hows all that work? Thanks, Lance
yep just go like you normally would waxing.. after you get dont and wipe it off and run your hand down the part you just did and if it still feels a little rough hit it again. till it feels smooth.. and make sure to give yourself plenty off time if you do it good after you get a coat of wax on it it will shine like it was new.
i dont have any before and afters but here s an after pic on my 97. it made a world of difference
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Get the Clay Magic stuff it's the best I've tried. I order off line and use the Meguiars Quick Detailer for the spray lube and get the Clay Magic bar by it self.

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Re: Clay Bar & Wax

Is there any step in between the clay and the wax? Do you need to wash again or anything? I have also been considering doing this to my truck.

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No washing needed in between the clay and the wax unless you want to use a polish first , sometimes I do that if the paint looks a little dull and the I apply the wax

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What polish and wax do you use Gene? Is the only place the clay magic bars are available online?

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The best clay I have found is 3m. Use a little water and soap in a spray bottle for lubrication. Then rinse after you're done with water. Shami dry so the water doesn't leave spots.
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