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  1. PeteA7S/Back

    PeteA7S/Back Registered User

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    Right then people I clay barred the a7 yesterday with amazing results and the **** that came off even after I'd cleaned it was astonishing. Going to do the wifes a4 but I used all my auto finesse bar. My question is I've seen loads of different bars for sale and I'm going to try one of the bilt hamber bars as I love their stuff. Has anyone used the cheaper blue clay bars. Are they cheap for a reason or do exactly the same job?
     
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  3. RS03_SEN

    RS03_SEN Registered User

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    Are you polishing after using clay? Chances are you'll be putting marks in the paint.
    As for clay bars, I don't think any are better than any other from the few I've used (auto finesse, chemical guys, bilt hamber)

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  4. PeteA7S/Back

    PeteA7S/Back Registered User

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    I'm am polishing after yes. But just looking online and there's the usual named brand stuff which let's face it is all the same stuff relabelled but then there's the blue ones that are cheaper and often a few in a pack for the same price as named stuff. Not that I'll be using it every time obviously but on a big car like and a7 you can easily.eat through a bar and just wondered if they are worth a go.
     
  5. Adam14

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    Not used the ones you mentioned but can't fault AMDetails clay bar, can just use water as opposed to pricey "clay lube"

    I'd be surprised if the clay bar is fully spent, unles you didn't chemical decon first. I've done my S5 twice and parents A6 twice with one and only now is it a point where it's pretty much spent.

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  6. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Registered User Bronze Supporter Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Are the clay bar mits/ pads any good or is best sticking with the the clay bar
     
  7. samisnake

    samisnake Registered User

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    I've clayed with the blue unbranded bars and a bilthammer bar.

    Imo the results were identical, if anything I preferred the blue bars as they seemed to require less work to remove contaminants
     
  8. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Just stick with a clay bar.
    You can fold up and mold a clay bar.
    And last ages
     
  9. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Your cars paint must have been mightily filthy to be surprised by the amount of guff that's come off the paint with clay,l find using Korrosol and a tar remover to be just as effective if not more effective as it l doesnt mar the paint and its less work intensive....Korrosol/tar remover/machine polish....that's my way do it twice a year...**** rubbing a bit of clay all the way round the car...



     
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  10. AlS3BE

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    My weapon of choice is carpro trix. It’s an iron and tar remover in one. Less work than using 2. not as powerful as a stand alone products but for me it does the job as I generally don’t let my car get filthy.
     
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    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    That's the key isn't it?
    Not to let your car get minging.
    I only clay twice a year, 3k miles between last, and the only noticeable deposits this time were at back of front wings (brake dust) and rear bumper (exhaust deposits).
    Keep on top of it and you shouldn't really be removing bonded on contaminates, well not much anyway, unless you park under trees or in industrial estates etc.
     
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  13. feva

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    Heard someone mentioning they use plumbers mate as clay
    Never tried it myself. Sounds a bit random?

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    AndyT306 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    can't take anyone serious who does a paint demo in a dark garage... what a tool
     
  16. Super Nintendo Chalmers

    Super Nintendo Chalmers Registered User

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    Should one always polish after claying?
     
  17. samisnake

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    claying can/will leave marring to the paintwork, so its best to polish after, yeah.
    although have clayed then straight waxed it in the past.

    dont skip the wax though, claying removes all protection.
     
  18. Super Nintendo Chalmers

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    I use g tecniq C2 as a finish/sealant, rather than a specific wax, which I was about to do today, however stopped as I saw an amount of contaminant attached to the body work.

    Would you suggest a wash between clay and polish?
     
  19. samisnake

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    i give it a quick rinse off after, yeah.
     

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