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Old 02-26-2005, 06:32 PM   #11
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What is a claybar?
Deb here is a link to one of the claybar manufactures.
http://www.claymagic.net/

Basically a claybar will remove contaminates from the clear coat of a car'* finish. However there are two schools of thought on this subject. Some say that the claybar pulls the contaminates out of the clear coat and others say that it just sheers the contaminates off level with the surface of the clear coat.

A claybar is the second step to doing a full Monty detail on your car.

I know this is very brief but if you want more detail just ask or PM me. There are others on this forum that enjoys detailing their Bonneville’* and the pictures show their dedication.

Believe me detailing is addictive and therapeutic.
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:01 AM   #12
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Thanks 95SLE...looks like I'll be getting some of their products....now if Spring would just get here already..........
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brake dust shields that i put on my car work wonders!

after 3weeks of a wash
http://www.angelfire.com/fl5/itsnitr....album?i=0&*=1

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Rear wheel w/out dust shield
http://www.angelfire.com/fl5/itsnitr....album?i=2&*=1
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[quote="itsnitro"]brake dust shields that i put on my car work wonders!


Where do i get some of those? i am tired of my finger being raw and sore from cleaning the nookes and crannines in my honey comb style rims.
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http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/pe...d=kleen_wheels

there is where i got mine.. i need some more for the rear! cheap for what they do.. now i have to do for the front is take a nice clean rag and wipe them down
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Those dust shields are cool....but...I'm wondering if they will hold in too much heat and cause the rotors to warp....they're vented for a reason.....and if the dust isnt being forced onto our nice rims....how does it escape with the dust covers on....
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Those dust shields are cool....but...I'm wondering if they will hold in too much heat and cause the rotors to warp....they're vented for a reason.....and if the dust isnt being forced onto our nice rims....how does it escape with the dust covers on....

yeah, i second that heat concern . . .
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For really really corroded aluminum wheels try using a plastic brillo soap pad.
It worked wonders on the 26 year old T/A snowflakes. The previous owner never cleaned them. They were totally black and oxidized before I cleaned them and now they have their shine back. Luckily not pitted too badly.
I can't believe how neglected this car was.

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well the shields are vented some they have slits in them to aloud heat to escape. i've had them on for bout a month now... ill let u know if any thing happens.. doubt it would. I have seen them on Mercedes Benz also. we'll see!
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have had them on mine for about 2 or 3 months now and I love them.
Takes a little getting used to the look but after a while you don't even notice them.

Here'* the link:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...197&highlight=
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