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Old 06-02-2003, 12:50 PM   #11
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Liquid Glass is the secret of the used car lots. It'* a very hard protective wax/sealer (harder than turtle wax) that simulates clearcoats. Even on a badly oxidized car. The really neat thing is that it'* 'self-levelling'. When it gets hot, it flows level so you don't have swirl marks. A day or two of direct sunlight really does the trick.

It'* not easy to find, but my local Chevy dealer stocks it, because they use it on all trade-ins. I've been using it for about 8 yeras or so now. Really amazing stuff.

2 or 3 coats to start with is an amazing amount of protection, and people will ask when you had the new clearcoat. Lasts a long time, too.
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Old 06-02-2003, 03:06 PM   #12
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Hey, this clay sticks to badly. And it'* not even hot here!
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Old 06-02-2003, 03:19 PM   #13
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Not having any luck Bill?
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I use the clay bar and the Mothers 3 phase wax system for my detailing business. It'* no lie when it makes cars look like new. Nytro, you're making me jealous. You're car is absolutely gorgeous! And those wheels are such an improvement (but you already knew that) I can imagine your calipers and drums gold right now. What a sweet f***** ride!!!!!!!
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Ok, what'* the trick to keep the clay from sticking to the car? I'm using the detailing spray, but it leaves random smears that are a BITCH to rub out.
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Damn!!! My car looks and feels great after claying, but damn, can't beat the luster of black when clean.
And yes, the rocker panels benefit extremely well. Well worth the $15 and 6 hoursof manual labor (you needed that just to burn off the fat gained from the beer).
BTW Nytro, what kind of camera do you use? Even the new Olumpus D-490 ZOOM Digital we have doesn't take anywhere near the high a detail pic. I want a better digital, but can't afford to spend over $300 (I know, I can keep dreaming).

Yup, I did it. It'* been a week and I wipe the car down every other day with a terry cloth followed by a damp chamois. Like glass. I washed the car on Saturday at a Philips 66 Soft Cloth Wash and when they hand dried it on the way out they only did from the moulding up -I was really p-o'ed since I had bought the premium wash for $13 and I didn't have my chamois in the car and I was 50 miles from home. I asked them if that was the best they could dry a car for $13 (they literally took no longer than 15 seconds x 2 people) and they said that'* what I paid for -I told them to F- off (I don't get p-o'ed easy, but that just blew my mind that they could charge $13 and not dry the most important part -the part that will suck up the most dust and dirt when wet.

Anyhow, Will, I am betting you aren't putting enough detail spray on before claying.
I also used the whole kit on my car (ok, I did my brother'* Harley Road King'* tank, front fender and the painted engine covers too, but that wasn't much space).
I fugure I will probably do this once a month during the summer and once every other month during the winter.
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Thanks Bonnie94! My RSM slotted rotors and ceramic pads were sitting on my doorstep when i got home. I just need the paint so i cann do it all at once! Im stoked...

Will, i think the trick is you'll find that you dont need to press as hard. If you got it plenty lubricated, do lighter strokes and go over it twice if you feel the clay grabbin'. DONT DROP IT!
AND dont worry about it looking less good than it was before you started, this is just step 1.
Just keep feeling each panel you do, before and after, so you'l REALLY notice the differnce.
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Ooops, sorry i missed ya OldBlue, I have a Sony Cyber-Shot 3.3 Mega Pixel with 10x precision digital zoom and Carl Zeis Vario-Sonnar lense and it takes up to a minute of MPEGs. (is that bragging? heh) Really, I love my camera, those pictures on car domain are taken at the lowest possible setting of 640X480. at the time i got it, it was $1200 with extra 64mb disc, battery and case. Well worth the investment. I went to Disneyworld for a week and and took 480 pictures all week in 640X480 and never had to change the 'film'. Theres even better models of the same thing out now...
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Nytro, I thought that looked like a Sony. I have one too. I guess us 1967 farts have good taste.

I'll take another stab at the clay again, but that spray won't last the whole car. I'll have to pick more up.
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ANd we taste good too!
Oops, wrong forum.

yah, when i was halfway done with my car, i had about 1/3 or less of a bottle left, there was no turnin back tho, i just compromised and used my beer sweat.
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