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Post by Barbs on Sat 30 May 2015 - 18:48

Spent today washing and waxing the car. Looks fab but.... Think it needs the clay applying anyone used it and if so which brand?
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Post by monkey121 on Sat 30 May 2015 - 19:01

The clay?
Also cleaned mine today looks fab :-)
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Post by Barbs on Sat 30 May 2015 - 19:11

Something I have read about that deep cleans
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Post by Barbs on Sat 30 May 2015 - 19:17

Run my hand over it and its not smooth
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Post by monkey121 on Sat 30 May 2015 - 20:12

I've never heard of it
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Post by Barbs on Sat 30 May 2015 - 20:32

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/35837/best-clay-bar

Seems to be loads on the market
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Post by Araf on Sat 30 May 2015 - 20:42

It's like a face pack for cars. Wink It's a mild abrasive, that removes grit and rubbish that has stuck to the lacquer on the car.

I thought you had someone that cleans the car for you Barb? Why don't you ask them?

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Post by Barbs on Sat 30 May 2015 - 20:45

He does a basic clean if he uses the clay its £ 80 clean I thought maybe I could do it with the right product.
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Post by Araf on Sat 30 May 2015 - 20:55

Spend the £80 He'll probably be spending £30 of that on clay, polish, and wax

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Post by Barbs on Sat 30 May 2015 - 20:58

He is good so might make sense. Got a stone chip that needs sorting first.
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Post by knebby on Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 0:10

Hmmm, that reminds me, must get rid of the bird poo that's been on the car for four days.....
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Post by LukeC on Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 0:16

The lack of smoothness you feel is proper your hand running across bare paint mixed in with parts that have varying amounts of lacquer? Has it even been waxed? , get yourself a gentle / standard claybar (recommended before waxing) then wax the car don't be afraid to put about 3/4 layers of wax on depending on the product

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Post by Barbs on Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 7:36

I waxed the car when I first got it and had a guy do a valet a couple of times. I used to use a wash and wax combined but thought Saturday it needed a shampoo and wax the car is taking a hammering at work with the dirt. But I think Araf is right I ll book it in for a proper job and pay the money.
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Post by LukeC on Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 12:45

True enough it's worth the money, can take me 6 hours to do a few panels on my car.

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Post by LukeC on Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 12:45

The wash and wax is usually a liquid wax like carnauba wax it gives a good shine but isn't very durable

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Post by Araf on Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 19:59

I have some marine grade polishes. I can't tell the difference in lustre from a good car polish, but very durable.

It's still worth adding wax afterwards, as you would with any polish, to protect the polished coating.

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Post by Barbs on Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 20:24

Its taking a hammering at the moment rain winds. Horrible!
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