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Clay -- no urban legend

Started claying Luci yesterday, first time experience...and all you learned AFM guys/gals were right again. Unbelievable. Spray lubricant (detailing liquid) goes on clear, drips off car clear...but then you make a pass with the clay and what runs off is dark, almost black! And this was AFTER a car wash! Clay also picked up many pieces of grit along the way.

Hats off to y'all...and definitely an endorsement for anyone else who's purchased (or will) an '06 that could well have been sitting outside in the elements for almost a year...

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Great. that is what I did the first day I brought my pony home.






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Don't forget DIXI C.

She'll enjoy the rubdown too!!

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Just wait...

Just wait till after the first wax and you run your hand over the paint...you'll think you're touching polished glass.

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Just wait till after the first wax and you run your hand over the paint...you'll think you're touching polished glass.
You should immediately wax after claying the car.

You should wash the car first with a dish soap to remove the old wax.
THen Clay,

Then Wax. and never use dish soap again until you are ready to clay again.

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You should immediately wax after claying the car.

You should wash the car first with a dish soap to remove the old wax.
THen Clay,

Then Wax. and never use dish soap again until you are ready to clay again.
Using warm to hot water is a safer way of removing old wax.

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What brand of clay do you guys recommend? And can I get it at Autozone?
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You should immediately wax after claying the car.

You should wash the car first with a dish soap to remove the old wax.
THen Clay,

Then Wax. and never use dish soap again until you are ready to clay again.
Absolutely. Might as well make a day of it.

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Ummm, claying a car alone removes wax. The contaminents are BELOW the wax. Think about it...


Did it first day as well.

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What brand of clay do you guys recommend? And can I get it at Autozone?
I use the Mother's brand and here in my town it's available at Autozone.

Haven't had any probs with it yet...
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The rest of my detailing <poop> is arriving today, including spray lubricant and a clay bar. I can't wait to spend a day on mine! Claying the car makes a huge difference.

Mine was out on the lot for 5 months before I bought it, so I know she needs it. She'll get her first oil change next month as well.

BTW: You should post up some pics of your car after claying it and waxing it. I bet it looks great!

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My new rig sat for about 9 months, so we clayed her that first week. We use Zaino. They're polish goes on real easy. I am sold on it.


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Using warm to hot water is a safer way of removing old wax.
Gee, I sure hope its not that easy... maybe you should try a better wax.

As for the clay bar removing the wax... It might possibly, but it also keeps the contaminates covered. So, as all the clay kits I have ever used sates... use a dish soap first to remove the old wax, clay, then wax.

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"Let me begin by stating that I am in no way an auto detailing expert. I donít claim to know everything; I am just putting down stuff for consideration."

HEy I can make all the faux technical writups I want. Where is his credentials?

Sorry, just a thing of mine abotu the internet. I actually fell that almost everythign he sayes is correct except wash you wheels first.


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