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Mar 5, 12:03pm - #410956 
Ok people wish me luck!

After reading so much about it, I decided to go out and buy the Mothers California Gold Clay Bar System.

I've never done this b4, but I was told it was easy and I can actually follow directions really well rofl so we'll see how this comes out.

I'm just worried when the instructions say, you will HEAR the clay bar removing the contamination...wtf?? lol

I'll let you all know how it turns out wave

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Mar 5, 12:04pm - #410957 
GOOD LUCK thumbsup


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Mar 5, 12:06pm - #410958 
Good luck let us know how it turns out! Before/after pics! LOL

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Mar 5, 1:04pm - #410959 
good luck with that. I'm sure it'll be fine because a company wouldn't make a product to mess up your car...or would they rolleyes

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Mar 5, 1:42pm - #410960 
your call will look brand new using that thumbsup Takes forever tho


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Mar 5, 5:47pm - #410961 
yes you car will like the first day you got it. very easy to do but very time consuming thumbsup

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Mar 5, 5:54pm - #410962 
So, first of all THANK YOU ALL for the "love and support" rofl

Secondly, I have no idea how my car came out b/c I ran out of daylight! That and I was so friggin worried I was gonna screw up if I didn't use enough lube that I RAN OUT (is that bad? I mean can ya use too much??)

Anyway I got about 90% of the car done. I still have the roof and a little bit of the back to go. It'll have to wait though because tomorrow I'm detailing the inside and attempting to put on the overlays...that should be interesting.

Unfortunaley, no before/after pics because I forgot (sorry) I dunno though man I think I should just start saving for a new paint job because I swear the dude before me didn't love this car!!! cry cry

Hey, anyone wanna give me a loan to go get a new one? grin

to be continued...

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Mar 5, 8:42pm - #410963 
I used the Mothers California Gold Clay Bar two weeks ago. I washed the car as usual. When I opened the box for the bar I found a spray bottle of touch up "quick" wax, polishing compound, and a small clay bar(it fit in the palm of my hand the bar was so small).

I looked for detailed instructions and there were none. I remember there was a sheet that said to roll the bar into a ball then flat'n it so the impurities would be trapped in it.

I used the clay bar first. To see how good it was I decided to do half the Hood. I sprayed the Hood with a fine mist of touch-up wax and glided the bar over the paint. I covered the area twice. I didn't seem to matter how hard I pressed the bar against the paint. Both sides got the cleaner wax that came with the kit, Maguires Polishing wax, then the liquid Tech Wax.

The side I used the clay bar on looked like it had a fresh paint job. The side I did not use the bar on still had swirls. I did the top sides of the car, driver side, then dropped it on the ground! I could feel the dirt in the clay so that was death of that bar. I don't guess I could use play dough.

Bottom line is the crazy thing did an awesome job! I just wish I could find another bar and not pay $15 for the whole kit again!

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Mar 5, 9:44pm - #410964 
yup, i ahve been using it for liek 5 years now. We have 5 cars now and all used it, and had 4 previous and used it on all them too smile Yea i kwno we go through allot of cars smile get bored adn get new ones liek every 5 years thumbsup

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Mar 5, 9:50pm - #410965 
Cool, I might have to try this


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Mar 5, 9:52pm - #410966 
i was just thinkin the same thing... although it may have to wait till august...


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Mar 5, 10:50pm - #410967 
i used one of those a couple of months ago. it took a while to finish,
but it's worth it. trust me. thumbsup

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Mar 6, 1:27am - #410968 
what exactly does this clay bar do?

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Mar 6, 2:46am - #410969 
It takes the swirls out of the paint's finish. I heard that it was abrasive, but the polishing compound feels way more abrasive that the clay bar does.

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Mar 6, 8:23am - #410970 
well what it really does it is takes off anythign tha tisnt paint. for instance, thsoe hwith white cars, you probably have thos elittel rust type dots all over your car. MY sisters had them, jsut littel ruff dots. Well claybar gets rid of them. If you paint is just kinda ruff and evne wax isnt fixing that any more, the claybar takes out the little particles in the paint and makes it new again. I use mine after washing and before waxing like its said to. I havent used it to get swirlmarks off. So prettymuch every 6 months use it to get ur paint back to new again.

Oh and its most recent use was, my dads truck got white spraypant overspray all over it fomr some schmuck at his work. He whole truck looked liek it was constantly dirty becaue of all the white dots. Well the damn claybar took off all the spraypaint too. It has taken a few trys but eventually we got all the spraypaint off with it. I highly reccomend it to anyone with an older car to bring it back to new'ish smile

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Mar 6, 5:23pm - #410971 
Where can I get this good stuff???


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Mar 6, 5:27pm - #410972 
Originally Posted by Chelica815
Where can I get this good stuff???

autozone, kragen..etc.

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Mar 6, 6:00pm - #410973 
I got mine at advanced auto thumbsup

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Mar 6, 6:04pm - #410974 
pics and good luck thumbsup

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Mar 6, 7:27pm - #410975 
Yeah I got mine at Advance Auto too for like $15.94. I don't think I did it correctly or something got in the clay b/c I still have the swirl marks everywhere, but I did notice a bit of a difference in the feel of the paint.

Now that I know it's not all that difficult I may try it again here soon b/c the paint isn't as smooth as I think it could be (that and like I said I didn't get to finish the whole car)

gl maingear and everyone else that has yet to try it thumbsup

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Mar 6, 8:05pm - #410976 
The instructions are written very badly!! thumbsdown

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Mar 6, 9:33pm - #410977 
How'd it turn out for you?

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Mar 6, 9:40pm - #410978 
i never read instructions, but my neighbro is a detailer for cars so he told me hwo to do it wink All i can say is, after you wash ur car, you do the carshow spray and claybar then. do a smal area, 1x1ft at a time. dont go in circles, go in lines parralell. dont go over each line to many times. jsut liek twice. and amke sure if you ahve to go over it again, wipe off the resin and then do it agian. After doing a seciton (say the Hood, or a door) i buff out the resin left. Then i use the "cleaner wax" jsut liek any wax, put on the buff off. Then i do my last stage, the sealer and glaze. Gives it the greatwet look. jsut makes sure when you put the wax on, do swirl, do in lines. the just buff off perferrably with buffer, if not use go agian the lines then along the lines. Should come out like glass smile

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Mar 6, 9:40pm - #410979 
sorry for bad typing, its late and i dont feel like reading over it wink

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Mar 6, 11:24pm - #410980 
Mine came out awsome!! thumbsup

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Mar 6, 11:59pm - #410981 
here's some old piks after the clay bar...
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Mar 7, 12:04am - #410982 
eek
That's what I'm talking about! My GTS is carbon blue. I can't believe you have no rock chips in the Hood!

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Mar 7, 7:12am - #410983 
A claybar isn't made to remove swirl marks, it's made to remove imperfections in the paint. Make sure you cut the clay bar into thirds to get more uses out of it incase you drop it. You can use the claybar while washing your car and just use soap and water as lube.

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Mar 7, 8:36am - #410984 
yea see teknikal has the right idea, you dont use it for swirls you use it for paint like i said smile.

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Mar 7, 9:15am - #410985 
Also rub the claybar in the direction the wind travels on your car.

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Mar 7, 9:31am - #410986 
lol didnt know that. great advice

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Mar 7, 9:47am - #410987 
...ive been using it... and it works real well!!!! thumbsup


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Mar 7, 1:00pm - #410988 
goood luck! smile

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Mar 7, 4:29pm - #410989 
SON OF A BITCH!!!!!! cry

#1 - righteous_one I'm jealous eek happywink
#2 - Teknikal NOW you tell me to cut it! rofl I got the whole direction thing down but I thought you HAD to use it with the detailer spray or whatever it came with...so you mean I coulda finished the rest of my car with just soap and water??? dammit-to-hell! Someone awhile back said not to use it with water confused ...mmmm maybe it's the soap part that acts as the real lube

Hey, how often can you use that stuff? I mean like a month from now could I try it again while I'm washing the car???

Ok so for the swirls I gotta find something else got it thumbsup

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Mar 7, 4:36pm - #410990 
i use it with the detail spray whgeni do it. I never cut the claybar jsut kept mixing it up to get clean surface. i would not do it more then liek 2-3 times a year at most. and get a new one when it looks to dirty

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Mar 7, 4:39pm - #410991 
Sounds like a lot of work to do rofl Good luck w/ your next try thumbsup


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Mar 7, 5:37pm - #410992 
ok, thanks a lot hombredelassrtas...you're always a help grin

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Mar 7, 10:08pm - #410993 
The main reason you cut it is so you don't drop it and lose the whole bar just one piece. I clay generally every other time I was my car I will do spot claying (feel wherever the car is rough and clay that or if there's a spot I cannot remove by running my mitt over the car I will use a clay bar.)

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Mar 8, 10:36am - #410994 
lol so you jsut cant drop it wink Yea i have dropped it before, jsut mushed it back to a clean area smile

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