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Claybar and Polish?

ok so i have some questions on the proper way to run a clay bar, i bought the meguiars kit, and i also bought there ultimate polish, i've used the polish b4 but never messed around with a clay bar. so any helpful hints and tricks would be great.

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Re: Claybar and Polish?

they have a "clear cut" its a clay bar spray, just spray and scrub. Works well, or you can use the stuff it came with. Elbow grease and beer!

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Re: Claybar and Polish?

Its been forever since I've used one on my truck. I bought that same kit though, if i remember right it came with some kind of detailer spray or some chit like that.

Spray it on and then run the clay bar over it, the surface has to be moist for the clay bar to slide across, other wise it just sticks.

Get a pinch of snuff, some tunes, and a chair, your ass will be out there a long time! And when i did my truck i could tell a damn difference afterwards, hence why i've never used it again. I think it does wonders on trucks that arent white.

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Re: Claybar and Polish?

I used the Mequires kit on my truck last spring. Visually I didn't notice a difference, but it makes the paint feel so nice. And it makes getting the wax off even easier. Buy an extra bottle of the detail spray, just keep it really wet. I only used on of the pieces of clay, just keep kneading it. Took me about 4 hours, but i was clay barring while my wife followed me with the wax.

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It made a hell of a difference on my white truck

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Re: Claybar and Polish?

keep bar real wet, if you drop it THROW IT OUT, polish it with a good polish then wax.

my 01 i clayed, cleaned, polished, polished again then waxed now i use the detailer with a micro fiber cloth and it looks awesome

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meguires ultimate polish is awesome
meguires cleaner or carnuba wax
these are just what i used turtle wax and mothers have great products

clay bar does nothing but clean the paint will not remove scratches will not polish and removes all wax so be ready to at least wax after barring

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Re: Claybar and Polish?

The clay bar part will be the easiest thing you have ever done in this area. It makes a difference and pretty much moves as easy as rubbing a wet bar of soap on a wet truck. I get my kit out and do mine every so often just bc its easy haha.
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keep bar real wet, if you drop it THROW IT OUT, polish it with a good polish then wax.

my 01 i clayed, cleaned, polished, polished again then waxed now i use the detailer with a micro fiber cloth and it looks awesome

meguires paint cleaner from the web
meguires step #2 polish
meguires ultimate polish is awesome
meguires cleaner or carnuba wax
these are just what i used turtle wax and mothers have great products

clay bar does nothing but clean the paint will not remove scratches will not polish and removes all wax so be ready to at least wax after barring

good luck

oya she will get a nice healthy coat of meguires gold as soon as im done, im hopin she shines up nicer than it does now, i mean don't get me wrong it looks good now when im done waxing but im aiming for awe3some

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Re: Claybar and Polish?

clay bar does wonders, but its not the end all to cleaning.... a good wash and wax before hand, then another wax after is the key!

Was it before with dish soap in order to remove all old wax

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Re: Claybar and Polish?

I'm hoping to do mine real soon, so last night I sat and watched all 20+ video's on the Adam's Polishes site just to get an idea on what is involved in actually detailing and cleaning. Learned a lot. Hoping to get my truck cleaned up soon, 114k and to my knowledge its never been waxed or anything but washed

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