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Old 08-11-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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Well this weekend I am planning to do the first claybar and wax on my car. I think this is the claybar the car has ever had. I have read the sticky on how to Claybar, but I still have a few questions.

What Claybar is best? (If any)
What best to use as lube? (For the claybar )
Will the clarbar remove overspray?
Do you claybar the windows?
Do you wash the car after claybaring before you apply wax?

Sorry for all these noob questions, I just want to make sure I do this right.

Thanks everyone.
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What Claybar is best? (If any) I like the Mothers clay best
What best to use as lube? (For the claybar ) use mothers quick detail spray
Will the clarbar remove overspray? No
Do you claybar the windows? No
Do you wash the car after claybaring before you apply wax? Yes
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Wash your car first really good, then rinse, then rewash your will tonnes of suds, then clay bar using the suds as lube, rewash the car with a new mitt and your good to go, you can clay bar the windows jsut the sides and the back, it will remove any fallout that may be on them, it can remove a light overspray jsut might take a little love, ya wax your car and your looking good, wax your side windows and back it makes a very nice effect almost like a mirror if you have tint, i was my windows all the time, even the front i dont usally need the wipers when cruising at highway speed, but if your windshield is full i=of stone chips dont attempt it. Good luck by not using bottled lube your gonna save money, i caly my car about every weekend before a coat of zaino goes on,
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Thank you everyone. This may have to wait until next weekend as it is supposed to rain all weekend

If any one wants to add anything feel welcome to..
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What Claybar is best? (If any)
I like the mother and Meguiars. both will do their job.

What best to use as lube? (For the claybar )
I like to use what comes with it. And lots of it. It may not be cheap but I have never had bad results.

Will the clarbar remove overspray?
it will remove some light overspray, tougher stuff may require other products.

Do you claybar the windows?
I do the painted areas, all the lights, and all the windows. I've done rims but only right before I throw the clay bar away.

Do you wash the car after claybaring before you apply wax?
if you have time to apply a coat of polish to the car between claying it and waxing it, that is what I would do.
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I used the Claybar on my cousins 2002 Montanna and the 95 Bonnie.... They looked like glass when I was done... I applied 3 coats of polish to both.... The shine was amazing... I was supprised at the amount of fallout they had...

This stuff is awsome

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Good luck with the clay. It always helps to have a friend with ya. It gets quite tedious. But you'll be smiling after you see how smooth your paint is afterward.
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jr's3800: Who'* claybar did you use? Did you use soap suds or a detail spray as a lubricant? Also, did you polish instead of wax? Who'* polish did you use?
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jr's3800: Who'* claybar did you use? Did you use soap suds or a detail spray as a lubricant? Also, did you polish instead of wax? Who'* polish did you use?
I believe it was mothers california clay bar kit...

It does come with a small tube of Polish...

But I used Mothers Carnuba I think... Not 100% on that one...

I wish i would have taken a pick of the montanna... It was like a mirror...

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jr's3800: Thanks for the response. I just bought some Liquid Glass and Liquid Glass Pre-Cleaner. We will see how it works!
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