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Old 05-07-2012, 03:13 AM   #11
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Hahaha thanks guys!
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I had to give you props for that...no question about it. I'd do that to my car, but, the paint'* too badly faded & clearcoat'* peeling off from the AZ heat..
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that is one sharp truck! Great job!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #14
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lol thanks man, you could still try it might help it a little bit
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I seriously doubt it...the only areas on the car that looks good are the sides, front bumper & the rear of the car...lol
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Your truck looks really good! I can't wait till I have time to do mine.
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thank you! and welcome!
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clay bars work wonders i tell ya, before that it had a mild reflection and was alright after ward omg i i cant stop rubbing the hood its soo smooth and reflective.. but of course it RAINED
Oh I know THAT feeling. Anytime you want some rain, just let me know. I'll get to work and spend 4+ hours detailing my car. Within 24 hours, expect a good rainstorm.

How hard was it to use the claybar? Is it tedious? I've never used one, but need to badly. I've been thinking about washing, claybarring, rubbing compound with a buffer, then polishing compound with a buffer, then some swirl remover by hand, and finally wax by hand. Of course, it will rain afterwards.

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wash with dishsoap to remove any old wax, then after its been dried spray the detailing spray that comes with it on small sections i do half of my hood at a time for example and rub the claybar back and forth over the wet area it will pick up the contaminants in the paint, its really easy to do, once youve hit the whole area dry the area with the microfiber towel that comes with it and continue on to the next section.
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[How hard was it to use the claybar? Is it tedious? I've never used one, but need to badly. I've been thinking about washing, claybarring, rubbing compound with a buffer, then polishing compound with a buffer, then some swirl remover by hand, and finally wax by hand. Of course, it will rain afterwards.

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The results from a claybar are amazing, and I don't find it tedious at all. The key is to always make sure you are working with a wet surface. You can use the detailing spray that comes in the kit, or just a spray bottle with water and a drop or two of liquid soap. Claybar in the right hand, spray bottle in the left, and keep the surface wet. Once the claybar loads up with crappage, knead it a little to expose a clean surface. Once the piece you are working with gets too dirty to use anymore, put it in a plastic bag and keep it for cleaning glass surfaces.

A friend spray painted his 64 Stang and got overspray all over the windshield. He tried all sorts of solvents and scrapers to get it off, but it was just making a mess. I cleaned it for him in about 10 minutes with an old piece of claybar I had in my tool box.
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