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Clay Bar

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by a3daveo, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. a3daveo
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    [Jun 5, 2007]
    Hi

    I like to look after my car (well the exterior anyway) and I have learnt loads through this site.

    I do the wash, polish and wax every few months but after all this effort I can still feel tiny bits of muck on the surface. I've never used a clay bar before and from reading what other people say about them I know I'm missing out!

    What make of bar and lubricant does everyone use and is there a partivular one that is better than the rest?

    Cheers
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    just a cheapie meguires gold-class quik detailer and claybar kit from halfords here. Does me fine, and it feels smooth afterwards.
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    MiT Work Hard, Play harder!!

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    Thats what i used when i did it for the first time. I wound recommend it. Its mild its good for beginners.
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    poor boys clay bar is very good too - lifts grime and tar a lot easier than the megs clay bar

    check out polishedbliss or cleanyourcar websites for other options!
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    Sonus green very mild good to start out on.For lub i use Poorboys spray & wipe, very lagre bottle, you can never have enough, even buy it buy the gallon & use it for drying & wiping down.
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    I bought Sonus grey by accident should have ordered green - Grey is a bit harder than green. Which might come in more useful when i use it on my fathers car......(vw passat taxi in one hell of a state)

    Megs last touch quick detailer - by the gallon - dilute it with water 1:1.
    And use it to aid drying - excellent stuff - and smells nice too.

    I used it for the first time recently and was very very impressed with the results - the looks better and paint is very smooth.
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    Thanks people. I'm new to it so I will have a go with the meguires gold-class quick detailer and claybar kit from halfords as mentioned.

    Thanks again.
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    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

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    Digest this beforehand too, it will help you to acheive the best possible results first time round...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/guides_clean.html

    For me, Megs Quik Clay is the product to go for when new to claying; it's very safe, easy to use, and good value for money.

    :)
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