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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:23 am 
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I tried the clay thing yesterday and it doesn't feel like it doing anything.
I used water as the lubricant for it but the clay bar still managed to find its way to sticking to the paint and left a few marks that took ages to rub off.

I do already look after my paint so maybe it was already clean but it sure felt like the clay bar did nothing.

Is there another way to lubricate the paint for application of the clay bar?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:25 am 
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in the meguires pack there is a bottle of spray. iv heard others recomend using soapy water.
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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:41 am 
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I've got the sonas clay bars that Aurora98 got me.
How do you stop it finding a dry a spot and sticking?

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:06 pm 
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use soapy water and keep the area very wet with the soapy water

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:22 pm 
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i use meguiars quick detailer and its f**k great with the clay

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:48 pm 
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The clay really helped with my ef.

I used to park in an industrial area next to a fertiliser joint and used to get white fertiliser dust on my car. Was great after a wash to smooth out the etched dust.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:54 pm 
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try using a wet rag in your hand on top of the clay

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:52 pm 
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clay bar made my fairlane so glossy, meguiars quik clay, spray on the detailet mist then wipe the clay over.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:12 pm 
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I used a little of the auto wash Mystique in a bucket of water and that seemed to help. Does make a little difference but I wouldn't get carried away about the clay.

 

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