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    My BH clay has lasted me for about a year now, but I use it only once every 3 or four months, not much more, mainly to clean crap from my lower panels prior to applying several coats of Collinite 916 Mark D'elegance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_elevate View Post
    What is this claying that I've heard people talk about? Is it good? Time consuming? Worth doing?

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    Claying is a process that safely removes bonded contaminents such as industrial fallout, airborn contaminents, paint overspray etc..
    A lubricant is used to aid the clay to glide over the paints surface lifting any bonded particles safely and producing a smooth as glass finish.
    The kit from Meguiars that is available in Halfrauds is a good introduction to clay as it is very mild, once the paintwork is clayed follow up with a paint cleanser or polish to remove any marring and then protect.
    Keeping the surface well lubricated is a must, I normally use 1 litre on a typical sized vehicle, well diluted shampoo can be used also.

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    I've done this to many cars. not mine yet, but pretty much like has been said. if you want your paint work to be silky smooth and at its best. go round it with a clay bar to smooth remove all the crap from your paint. then best thing afterwards if you can get hold of one is MOP your car using medium cutting compound. remove most of your scratches and bring back that shine your paint is supposed to have. then maybe use a normal polish before giving it a good coat of wax. you will instantly notice the difference
     
     

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    You say 'MOP your car using medium butting compund'. What do you mean?

    This is my plan of action.....
    1. Wash the car and dry it using a chamois leather
    2. Use the clay kit from halfrauds
    3. Apply some touch up paint to the stone chips
    4. Use 'AG Ultra Deep Shine' all over the paint work.
    5. Use the Meguiars Wax that comes with the kits from halfrauds (and probably buy another bottle of it while I'm there)

    Are you suggesting using another product in between 2 & 3 - seeing as it's a 5 year old car which I've just bought and it's got a few scratches and small marks on it.

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    Man that clay stuff is awesome!!!

    I've just used it on my Vauxhall Corsa (which I'm selling) and it's made it as smooth as glass! I used their scratch remover and then some AG polish on it and it looks a million dollars!

    Flip!!! Can you buy the spray and clay seperately? Does anyone know what halfrauds own brand of clay and lubricant it like?

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    . , this is a mop or commonly known as a buffer. ignore the actual video because he dont know what he's doing. your supposed to put a cutting compound on and buff out the scratches. some people call it t-cut but thats just an old saying. its just a polish that has more of a cut in it and takes a very slight not even noticable layer of paint off to get rid of scratches although some scratches can be too deep
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_elevate View Post
    Man that clay stuff is awesome!!!

    I've just used it on my Vauxhall Corsa (which I'm selling) and it's made it as smooth as glass! I used their scratch remover and then some AG polish on it and it looks a million dollars!

    Flip!!! Can you buy the spray and clay seperately? Does anyone know what halfrauds own brand of clay and lubricant it like?

    Thanks again!
    You can buy seperate clay from the internet stores and use heavily diluted car shampoo for lube.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gleammachine View Post
    You can buy seperate clay from the internet stores and use heavily diluted car shampoo for lube.
    Are all clays the same ? Which would you recommend Gleam ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark@vorny.co.uk View Post
    Are all clays the same ? Which would you recommend Gleam ?
    No, they differ in abrasiveness...... some are very fine others can be like sandpaper, talk to a decent valet company like Ultimate finish, they can give you good sound advice on what clay is best for your paint work, i.e. some clays suit jap paintwork better than others that suit harder German paintwork.....

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    sonus green is a less agressive clay, it's what I'm starting with
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