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    purpose of clay bar?

    what is the purpose of the clay bar and whats the difference between it and wax? what do i use?

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    Claybar from what I understand is used to remove all the contaminants and shavings and carbon out of the paint to make it smooth..making waxing it much more effective.
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    The clay bar is awesome if your paint job feels textured and you want it to feel like glass, I have used it on several cars in the shop, but becareful because if you dont use it right it can mess your paint up (bad experience) LUBRICATION IS THE KEY....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DangerousCurvesZ28 View Post
    The clay bar is awesome if your paint job feels textured and you want it to feel like glass, I have used it on several cars in the shop, but becareful because if you dont use it right it can mess your paint up (bad experience) LUBRICATION IS THE KEY....
    is'nt it always?

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    Quote Originally Posted by astyles View Post
    is'nt it always?
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    ... and yes


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    Quote Originally Posted by cujo View Post
    what is the purpose of the clay bar and whats the difference between it and wax? what do i use?
    If you take a zip lock bag, place it on your hand and run your fingertips over the car's finish you will notice it feels rough like sand paper. A clay bar removes all contamination from the paint that waxing and polish will not. After claying the car's finish will be as smooth as butter. To answer your question it removes conatmination, oxidation and other harmful envriomental fallout that will damage your car's finish after time. I highly recommend claying. You will not be disappointed. Wax basically shines and protects and polish removes some contaminents but very little.

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    i will give it a try tonight. thanks for the info. but there is a risk of paint damage and will it remove fine scratches? i have a few that id like to get rid of before spring adn that is when ill get it professionally buffed

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    As stated make sure you keep it lubricated.....I use a spray bottle with Dawn dis liquid/water to keep the clay bar lubricated....good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by cujo View Post
    i will give it a try tonight. thanks for the info. but there is a risk of paint damage and will it remove fine scratches? i have a few that id like to get rid of before spring adn that is when ill get it professionally buffed
    It won't remove scratches.

    Just use your car wash diluted with water as a lubricate
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