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    Can someone tell me how to clay bar my car. I have the 3m clay bar. I heard you have to use clay lube?

    Just need a quick how to of what I need, how to clay bar and when during the cleaning process should it be done.

    Thanks
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    I clay mine after its been hand washed, while car is still wet, and yes a lube of some sort must be used, other wise the clay will stick like **** to a blanket
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    • #3
      You can mix a small amount of shampoo with water in a spray bottle to give you lube mate! Just just rub your clay bay around the panel until you hear/feel it become smooth. Make sure you re-wash the car afterwards!

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      • #4
        Cheers guys first time claying it today so wanted to get it right
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Roody View Post
          Cheers guys first time claying it today so wanted to get it right
          get some pics up when done :-)
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          • #6
            There's lots of vids on YouTube too mate
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Roody View Post
              Can someone tell me how to clay bar my car. I have the 3m clay bar. I heard you have to use clay lube?

              Just need a quick how to of what I need, how to clay bar and when during the cleaning process should it be done.

              Thanks
              It's easy mate, watch some YouTube vids as Billy says and you can't go wrong.

              I use Autoglym clay and Autoglym quick detailer as lube, smells well nice too

              Snow foam if you have it then rinse.
              Wash the car 2bm, rinse then clay.
              Wash again, 2bm rinse.
              Then you polish and then you wax.

              Don't forget, Need to polish and wax after you clay it. (Hope I'm right otherwise I think Ben will be telling me off).
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              • #8
                Originally posted by VXR-Edd View Post
                It's easy mate, watch some YouTube vids as Billy says and you can't go wrong.

                I use Autoglym clay and Autoglym quick detailer as lube, smells well nice too

                Snow foam if you have it then rinse.
                Wash the car 2bm, rinse then clay.
                Wash again, 2bm rinse.
                Then you polish and then you wax.

                Don't forget, Need to polish and wax after you clay it. (Hope I'm right otherwise I think Ben will be telling me off).
                Isn't it wax then polish?
                Horse power is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how much of the wall you take with you when you hit it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CurcelliVXR35 View Post
                  Isn't it wax then polish?
                  Nope, you polish then you wax. The wax protects.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CurcelliVXR35 View Post
                    Isn't it wax then polish?
                    thats where im going wrong!! other way round buddy

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                    • #11
                      Cannot believe I haven't clayed before the paint was smooth as **** after but I'm familiar with the rest of the detailing process, snow foam is immense! Come July it will be going to Chris Griffiths detailing for some love, you should check out his work ed its second to none
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Roody View Post
                        Cannot believe I haven't clayed before the paint was smooth as **** after but I'm familiar with the rest of the detailing process, snow foam is immense! Come July it will be going to Chris Griffiths detailing for some love, you should check out his work ed its second to none
                        I thought you were claying tomorrow...today....god what time's it??? Saturday haha!

                        Does he get rid of swirls because mine is full of them. Im thinking of going straight stage 3 mate but dont have a clue what im doing.
                        Haha. Just had Stocko fit an oil restrictor bolt for me.

                        How did you find claying? Hope you polished and waxed after, im going to do mine at easter.

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                        Last edited by VXR-Edd; 16th February 2013, 10:04 AM.
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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the advice guys.

                          Can't wait for summer... Detail time
                          Horse power is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how much of the wall you take with you when you hit it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by VXR-Edd View Post
                            I thought you were claying tomorrow...today....god what time's it??? Saturday haha!

                            Does he get rid of swirls because mine is full of them. Im thinking of going straight stage 3 mate but dont have a clue what im doing.
                            Haha. Just had Stocko fit an oil restrictor bolt for me.

                            How did you find claying? Hope you polished and waxed after, im going to do mine at easter.

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                            No it doesn't get rid of swirls mate you would need to machine polish it for that.

                            Stage 3, exhaust fmic and a map possibly a cdti air box but its not a neccesaty, you should jump in the quaife group buy with me! Handling over power any day mate. Once ur stage 3 you will wish you had bought 1. Mattys just spins up constantly now since he's been mapped. Gonne get the oil restrictor bolt fitted sometime next week how much did it cost you from stockos?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Roody View Post
                              No it doesn't get rid of swirls mate you would need to machine polish it for that.

                              Stage 3, exhaust fmic and a map possibly a cdti air box but its not a neccesaty, you should jump in the quaife group buy with me! Handling over power any day mate. Once ur stage 3 you will wish you had bought 1. Mattys just spins up constantly now since he's been mapped. Gonne get the oil restrictor bolt fitted sometime next week how much did it cost you from stockos?
                              Looking at the Airtec cooler, only £500 and getting some great reviews on here.

                              Can't get anything just yet as funds are a bit tight (someone may have just spent a fer few hundred quid on a DSLR .....)

                              The bolt didn't cost much, The bolt was £25 then fitting. Only took him ten minutes.
                              Power Red Debadged rear, Black bootstrip, Team Heko's, badge on the front grille, AFL's, 19" Alloys, Full Resonated Turbo Back Cobra system
                              Stage 0 - 257.1 bhp 247 Ftlb
                              http://www.asautocare.co.uk/ - VXR Performance specialists (Widnes area)
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