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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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So was in automotive store saw a new product? I think this is anyway. Turtle wax has a liguid clay cleaner. If its as good as their Ice? any way have to give it a try for the next wax I do. If any one has used this let me know how it works if not I'll be the one to find out.

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I used the mothers claybar..it was the only one the store had....was time consuming but waaaaay worth it ...really works well!
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All those "liquid" clay bar products are just harsh chemical cleaners. Get a real claybar. You'll appreciate the difference...
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All those "liquid" clay bar products are just harsh chemical cleaners. Get a real claybar. You'll appreciate the difference...
^^^ What he said.
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I used the mothers claybar..it was the only one the store had....was time consuming but waaaaay worth it ...really works well!




I also purchased the Mothers Claybar. It only comes in a kit. Atleast, at the kragen i went to, they only had the kit. Mothers® California Gold® Clay Bar System


I wouldnt trust a "liquid clayBAR"


Make sure your car is extremely clean, and dry of course. Work in sections of approximately 2 feet X 2 feet. Once you get better at it, you can work in bigger sections (that's what i did). And dont think you have to use the whole bar, I only used about 1/8th of that bar and i just kept reshaping it every once in a while. Keep the surface very lubricated. You dont need to apply much pressure at all to the bar. Make sure it's wet enough so that the bar easily GLIDES on the surface. Spray the detailer as needed to maintain lubrication. You'll actually HEAR and feel all that nasty crap coming off your car. Keep going until you cant hear/feel anything and of course use a microfiber towel. IF you drop the claybar, you're DONE with that piece. Throw it away and grab another piece.

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Do an internet search for detailing supplies. There are loads of supply houses that sell to detail shops. That is where I've been getting my clay bars. You will pay $20.00 for a bar but they are two times bigger than the ones you get in a typical kit at your auto parts store. Cut the bar into two pieces and seal the remainder in a zip lock bag and it will stay fresh. Once you have used what the pros use, you will never want to go back. There are also many different grades of clay bars. Watch the supply houses. I was able to get a free half-bar sample of a more aggressive clay bar with an order of two regular bars just by watching for when they had sales. The more aggressive bar is great for getting brake dust off of the rims.

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thanks every one. thought I would get good opins from youall,

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Got my clay bar kit from Griots Garage
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Got my clay bar kit from Griots Garage
I was gonna try Griot's, but I got mine from Poorboy's World with all of my other detailing products.
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Because of this thread, i had a dream that i had a HUGE clay bar. I dont know how big, but i'd have to say it was atleast a 1500 gram bar. Most of the bars i see are sold as 100 gram bars, so yeah....the bar in my dream was pretty big lol.

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