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    Been wanting to clay bar my car for some time, i finally got me some Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay Kit.I wash and wax my car regularly but have need used a clay bar.
    What is the best way to do it and do you need to use some pressure or do you let the clay bar do the work?
    After i have finished with the clay bar do i need to rinse the car off with water before i polish and wax or do i polish over the top of the newly clay bared paint work?
    Sorry to be so square but any advice will be very welcolme
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    is ther not instructions witht the kit mate?i know some pressure is neede..also the bar should be lubricated...i am not home at the mo but i will check this thread later..if yuvehad no replie iwll check my detailing handbook and let you know...is very straightforward tho
     
     

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    wash the car, then dry off, spray the quick detailer on in a small area then rub the clay bar over the liquid, yeah apply a little pressure but more on hard to shift stuff i.e. tar! then wash off with water or wash the car again! then dry it then wax thats my philosophy anyways, hope that helps!
     
     

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    Light pressure - let the bar drift over the paint. Use a fair bit of lube
    The idea is to let the bar touch the contamination not the paint.
    I'd wash again before the wax.

    Must dig out my bar for my new car.
    Clear your heads and get ready to run.
    Remember, the best times are yet to come.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leroy View Post
    wash the car, then dry off, spray the quick detailer on in a small area then rub the clay bar over the liquid, yeah apply a little pressure but more on hard to shift stuff i.e. tar! then wash off with water or wash the car again! then dry it then wax thats my philosophy anyways, hope that helps!
    sounds about rite mate
     
     

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    hi Ade take your time with it mate not too much pressure clay is a cutting compound, use a quick detail spay with the clay. you say its a kit you purchased read the instruction well. good results can be made from claying. take your time matey good luck Marcus.
     
     

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    Thanks guys as never using a clay bar before i was a bit unsure about how much lube and pressure to use
     
     

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    just spray a mist over each area your working on, no need to drench it, just enough to make the bar glide over the bodywork!
     
     

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    Dont worry about lube better using too much than too little, just apply a little pressure when you rub clay bar over surface if should glide smoothly until you hit a contaminated area, use a little more pressure and go over same area until as smooth as glass.

    BEFORE USE MASSAGE CLAY BAR IN YOUR HAND UNTIL IS PLYABLE AND KEEP FOLDING OVER WHEN USING AS IT GETS DIRTY WITH CONTAMINATION, IF YOU DROP IT ON THE GROUND DISCARD IT !

    You will not need a whole clay bar, generally i use a pair of scissors and cut one bar into 4 pieces.

    Good luck mate youll be pleased with the results
     
     

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    I got that bilthamber soft clay that only uses water for lube so you just spray the living daylights out of the panel!
     
     

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