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Looks awesome, especially when considering that polishing machine :palec2: How difficult is the claying if you do that never before?

Claying is very very easy...

Just mist with the spray than go with clay bar...

Thoroughly wash and dry your vehicle. (To save time, many professionals clay the paint after the final rinse, while it's still wet).

Cut your clay bar into halves or thirds, so if you accidentally drop the bar (it will happen) you'll only lose a small portion. If a clay bar is dropped on the ground, it is contaminated and must be thrown away.

Always work on the vehicle in the shade, and out of the wind to save on lubricant. Spray the lubricant over a 2' x 2' area. Tuck the clay bar tucked into the palm of your hand and glide it across the lubricant.

I prefer back and forth movements to keep track of finished areas. If you are claying the entire vehicle, start from the top and work your way down to the lower sections. Use one side of the clay until it stops picking up the contaminants, and then turn it over to the fresh side.

When the second side is full of contaminants, you can knead the clay to produce two fresh surfaces. The average clay bar should clean 5 to 10 cars, depending on the amount of contamination.

Continue around the car until all painted surfaces have been clayed. You can also clay your glass, chrome, metal pieces and coated wheels. Your car should now be smooth and ready to be polished and waxed.


Clay removes:

Tree sap mist

Paint overspray

Industrial fallout

Hard water deposits

Diesel fuel exhausts

Rubber particles from other cars

Insect droppings

Bug remains

And much more!

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I was rather wondering about the claying itself, but thanks 4 great and comprehensive info anyway! :)

I strongly recommend claying before polishing or waxing. It has tremendous effect on surface roughness. :palec2:

After few passes you can feel the cleaned surface on your finger tips. You can easly find on E-bay etc.

Don't forget to order a clay lubricant (like Meguiars Quick Detailer) together with a clay bar. ;)

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