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Clay Bar Marring

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Chrismawa, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Chrismawa
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    [Mar 13, 2014]
    Clayes and polished my A4 yesterday. Cars got a nice shine now but as its a very dark colour, in the sun you can see lots of marring marks off the clay. Anyone got any advice on what I can use to get rid of these marks? By hand as I dont have a machine. Cheers
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    What do you mean by those marks?

    Are you sure its not swirls from washing ?
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    Nah they werent on before i clayed. Car already had swirls these are different. Light white marks all over the car in direct sunlight. Im guessing some kind of scratch remover may remove them...
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    Sounds strange, light white marks?
    Did you not wash the car after claying?

    Did you polish and wax after too?
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    Yep washed after claying and then polished with chemical guys all in one polish and sealant.
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    I discovered the same problem when I clayed my old car. Still got clay left and will clay this car. I too would like to know how to avoid/solution to this problem :)
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    [Mar 13, 2014]
    Worth asking the question in the Detailing section of this forum :icon_thumright:

    Detailing
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    Good point didnt think of that this is the only section I normally visit haha
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    Not enough lube, don't be shy with the stuff.
    Dirty clay will also cause it, not neading it enough.
    Also when doing the whole car with a bar, don't keep the same bar for next time, throw it away.
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    Did you lube up pleantiful ?
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    Haha yeah. Using Bilt Hamber that allows you to use water as a lube. Kept the car soaking. Oh well I have been recommended just a good polish with something like AG SRP will remove them! That will be next weeks job! :)
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    [Mar 14, 2014]
    did u wash the car again after claying?? i like to use a soapy lube (ooooooerrrrrr) when claying find it glides sooo much better and done not bite leaving the lines/marks u have
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    Yeah I washed car after claying. These marks are like thick swirls. Next time I think i will add something to the water to make the clay glide better.
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