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Clay Bar Marring

Chrismawa Mar 13, 2014

  1. Chrismawa

    Chrismawa Active Member

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    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
     
  2. p1tse

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    What do you mean by those marks?

    Are you sure its not swirls from washing ?
     
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  3. Chrismawa

    Chrismawa Active Member

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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...
     
  4. p1tse

    p1tse Member

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    Sounds strange, light white marks?
    Did you not wash the car after claying?

    Did you polish and wax after too?
     
  5. Chrismawa

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    Yep washed after claying and then polished with chemical guys all in one polish and sealant.
     
  6. barkclark

    barkclark Active Member

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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 :)
     
  7. DALE_AVANT

    DALE_AVANT Member Audi A4 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group Team Brilliant Black TDi

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    Worth asking the question in the Detailing section of this forum :icon_thumright:

    Detailing
     
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  8. Chrismawa

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    Good point didnt think of that this is the only section I normally visit haha
     
  9. krisavant

    krisavant Active Member

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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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  10. p1tse

    p1tse Member

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    Did you lube up pleantiful ?
     
  11. Chrismawa

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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! :)
     
  12. bradh

    bradh Active Member VCDS Map User

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    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
     
  13. Chrismawa

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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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