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Clay Bar

whos using it and how do you like it? will it remove the clear coat at all? Give me your view on it and experience so i can decide..




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I have used the clay bar cleaning methods before. I do not use it everytime I wax my cars / truck, but I do use it from time to time.


One thing to remeber, clay is not a replacement for polishing! It is a tool to remove surface contamination!


I can help if you have specific questions, about how to prep your vehicle before clay use, or how to use the clay............but I would suggest using it, if you plan to take the time and do it properly!!:Thumbup:

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so you think this should be maybe twice a year project at max. as long as the wax and cleaning is kept up threw the months. Hows the prep for it? just some dawn dish soap and clean the crap out of it makin sure there are no water spots when dries?




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Highlights:

1) Thoroughly clean and dry vehicle surface,
2) Do not use in direct sunlight,
3) Best to do in cool area,
4) Keep workarea very well lubricated (do not use clay dry!),
5) Work in small areas (feeling panel before and after working an area),
6) Remove clay residue with a microfiber cloth,
7) Keep checking clay bar for dirt / contamination collection,
8) After completed, go over vehicle with a pre-wax cleaner,
9) Then finish with a good wax / sealant.

You can do this as often as needed. Just wash your vehicle real good, and just do a surface check with your hand, to see if you need to remove any contamination. But if you do it right, it will take awhile, and you will most likely not want to do it more than twice a year!!: :hehe

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I was hesitant, but after the first time I was sold. I always wash the truck before and after and follow with a good waxing. As for the clay, I just recommend that you take your time, knead the clay often, use plenty of the lubricant, and don't drop the clay! One more thing, refreshments always help! Chris

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Hey bcarriveau,

True Clay Bar systems are non-abrasive and will only remove surface contamination; it will not damage the clear coat either!

Adam's Clay Bar system is simple and easy to use, check out our streaming videos online at www.AdamsPolishes.com to see how easy it is!

Let me know if this helps?

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Justin- your link isn't working.

How much does a "system" cost,...just calling it a "system" ...makes it sound like it's out of my range for a cleaning product....lol

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Hey ,

Sorry about the Faulty Link, try this one!

Clay Bar 1
Clay Bar 2

The Adam's Clay Bar and Lube with you discount is around $30.00!

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Let me know if this Helps?

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I have used the "Mother's" clay kit from Pep Boys/Autozone/Schuck's/Checker's, and love it- the clay is only abrasive if you drop it on the ground!
The kit comes with a small clay bar that I split in two (in case I drop it), and a spray bottle of their detailer spray that acts as the lubricant. I have used the same kit now on the truck (crewcab longbed) four times, and it still has a lot of life left..........
I use it when I can feel or see the little rust spots that occur on the white paint from surface contamination. It takes them right off, then I wax. Does not take long at all!

BTW Justin- I would love to endorse the Adams stuff- just send me a box of goodies and I'll post my testimonials!: :Thumbup:
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