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    Another n00b Claybar question

    Ok...i finally gave in and got a claybar....and since this hurricane has been pounding on us ive been in the garage claybaring the car.....

    Well I dont see much improvement...and iw as muscleing the shit out of it....
    Mayb its just the low light in the garage i dont know....

    But i was using allot of the quick detailer as lube....

    Mayb too much lube?

    Isnt claybars suposed to get rid of all the swirls?

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    Sorry bud but a clay bar is for removing above surface contaminants environmental contaminants and more and restoring a smooth surface making waxing easier and more durable

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    thats cool...im a noob to it was just askin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankthetank View Post
    thats cool...im a noob to it was just askin
    Dont muscle it............just a smooth glide

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    Check out the 3 step process for waxing your car. Look at the "Car Care Video Guide"

    http://www.meguiars.com/video/index_...20-%20Part%201

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    Dont muscle it............just a smooth glide
    That's right, if you apply too much pressure you'll end up marring the finish. Lost of lube, or plenty lube actually helps...

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    Thanx guys! Ill try that...damn three differents wax?

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    You shouldnt muscle anything onto your paint, including wax, clay bar, buffing and so on. To much pressure will end up damaging the paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankthetank View Post
    Thanx guys! Ill try that...damn three differents wax?

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    the 3 step Meguiars system is much work but looks super when done

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    These guys have you on the right track Frank. The best way to tell how successful your claybar worked is to take a Ziploc baggy and put your hand inside it and rub across the paint before and after the claybar. You should feel a significant difference afterwards, with the feel being much smoother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    These guys have you on the right track Frank. The best way to tell how successful your claybar worked is to take a Ziploc baggy and put your hand inside it and rub across the paint before and after the claybar. You should feel a significant difference afterwards, with the feel being much smoother.
    cool thanx man...ill havet o try that

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    lol....will it hurt anything if I dont immidiately wax it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankthetank View Post
    lol....will it hurt anything if I dont immidiately wax it?
    Won't hurt anything, but its a waste of time if you don't wax/polish immediately afterwards. Essentially the work was lost.

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    ohhh damn i guess i better do that tommoorow.....Should i use a buffer with that wax at all??

    The cleaner wax doesnt say anything about it

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    If you are experienced with a buffer, you will get better results with a buffer than a hand wax.

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    huh? i thought u r supposed to buff wax

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