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Old 03-04-2010, 11:11 AM
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Any suggestions on which brand of clay to use for my wifes '04 black Accord? Any tips would help!
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:20 AM
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If you've never used clay bar, prepared to be amazed. I use Meguiars, its awesome (but i dont think it matters what brand, i think they're all the same..lol) I just use all Meguiars stuff.

Here are my steps:

1) Wash vehicle GOOD with Meguiars car soap
2) hand dry entire vehicle twice with microfibe towel using a clean dry one on second go round.

find good shady spot to park vehicle when doing this

3)Knead the clay really good and then flatten it in your hand. Now start on one body panel, say the hood and spray a spot with the spray. then rub really well with bar. then go behind that with the included microfiber towel. Do this to the whole body panel. Then once you are done with that, take the BACK of your hand and feel the paint it will be smooth where you clayed at. You can do this in the process of clayying to see spots you missed. Now wax that whole body panel and then remove wax after a few minutes. Wallah you are done with that panel, go the next and repeat all of this step three until you have done whole car
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:05 PM
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Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:48 PM
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I used Mother's brand...I've used both and the results were the same...AWESOME! Just do what dixie_boysles said and you'll be golden!

One other thing...keep the clay very wet the whole time your using it.
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:49 PM
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also make sure the clay isn't ice cold (kneading it in your hands will help warm it up as well)
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:34 PM
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If you really wanna make it shine, Meguiars has a three step paint system that includes paint cleaner, paint polish and paint wax. Pick up the Paint cleaner and the paint polish.

Then

1)Wash
2)Dry twice
3)claybar a panel
4)Use the Meguiars Paint Cleaner on that panel
5)Use the Meguairs Paint Polish on that panlel
6)Then wax that panel using Meguiars NXT 2.0 Wax

7) Repeat over every panel until Car is done

I've done this process on my truck two times and the result came out GREAT!











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Old 03-04-2010, 02:10 PM
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Ugh, I need to do this! Haha
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:03 PM
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As good as it looks, it will feel even better...slick as glass!
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Spring is around the corner. I need to clay mine some time soon.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:40 PM
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I'm gonna start on mine one day about 8 in morning and go to town ALL day cleaning it inside and out
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:21 PM
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I'm gonna start on mine one day about 8 in morning and go to town ALL day cleaning it inside and out
ha! last time I said that was when I had my little subaru, it turned into a 4 day project with a complete wet sand lol

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