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This is a discussion on Clay bar within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by zeetwentyeight Do you have to wax after using clay bar? cause i wax the hell outta mine ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeetwentyeight View Post
    Do you have to wax after using clay bar? cause i wax the hell outta mine im surprised there is still paint on it haha let me know thanks
    Have to, no. Recommended to do so, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I just got everything needed from the Meguiars site. I know you don't care much for Meguiars, Drew, but I tend to. I also ordered a few things to tackle my Probe which is really starting to oxidize.

    I'd like to do this before I put the Manta kit on
    I am going to try and stay away from a debate here. Zaino is a sealent and very excellent at that job. It does last much much longer on a DD. My car is not DD anymore and the Meguiars I applied just a month ago still looks the same. But the car is now a garage queen. It only comes out on DRY days period. Since nothing is effecting the paint (sun,rain,dew,sap, etc 24/7) there is alot less up keep.


    While some car covers can create scratches I guess. There are many you can buy that will not leave a scratch. Kimberly-Clark’s newest flannel-like cover is an example.

    http://www.properautocare.com/duscusfitcov.html

    I just dont get scratches from my car cover on my Z. It is under cover 24/7, the cover is only taken off to drive.

    Scratch-X works wonders and I recomend it to many people. It can fix alot of surface issues. But just like Zaino you have to go throught the prep stages with Meguiars. The only advantage to Zaino is it is a sealant not a wax and will last longer. Even when I was DD, I used Meguiars and IMO could achieve the same look the same gloss. Did I have to detail more often yes but I enjoyed it.


    I guess I did not stay away from the debate..

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I like Scratch-x. It's worked great for me. I don't have any deep scratches though. Apparently, the little scratches I get are from my car cover. No one else would probably notice them but me. Scratch-x works well for what I need.
    Scratch x contains fillers that fill in tiny swirls,spiderweb sctratches. The only problem is- after the car gets exposed to the elements or washed the scratches come back again. Then it is scratch x time again. Waxing your car will fill in alot of swirls too- but they will be back in no time.

    If you want to remove swirls/scratches you need a buffer, the correct pads for it and a quality polish and finishing polish ( like Menzerna super intensive polish and nano finishing polish) followed by a quality carnuba wax or sealant.

    To keep swirls/scratches from coming back -implementing the 2 bucket system for washing, using grit gaurds in your buckets,a quality microfiber wash mitt, quality car wash soap with essential oils to prevent grit from being scrubbed into the paint, and using quality waffle weave microfiber drying towels will help alot.

    I am sure your car cover might be the cause but your washing technique might be something to consider also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    Scratch x contains fillers that fill in tiny swirls,spiderweb sctratches. The only problem is- after the car gets exposed to the elements or washed the scratches come back again. Then it is scratch x time again.

    I never knew this. I've used this and thought it worked pretty good. Is this your own experience or is it what they claim it does ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    I never knew this. I've used this and thought it worked pretty good. Is this your own experience or is it what they claim it does ?
    This is my own exp. I looked at a couple detailing websites and alot of people said it had fillers and some said it didn't. From what I experienced it would seem it contained fillers-just my opinion.

    If you are happy with it then that is all that matters.
    Last edited by LETHALxLS1; 10-31-2009 at 12:03 AM.

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