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Old 04-13-2006, 10:39 AM
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Clay Bar

OK, give me your opinion, do these clay bars have a place in my paint
supplies???.
A friend showed me one by "Adams" and I was impressesd.
It removed overspray and contaminates from a shiney black
finish without any scratches.
Do you guys use these for anything?

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run your hand lightly over the roof.....feels anything like sandpaper....then absolutely yes

very effective, very fast, and very easy......very wet and don't rub, just a light rub (like you were using "Pledge" on a table?) and constantly keep kneeding it like bread dough it to have a new clay surface on the paint

you can do the hood/fender tops/roof/trunk in less than an hour (?), very good chance it will feel like a babies butt when done

one bar can do 5+ (?) cars cause you keep kneeding it

(and yes even if just to test cause "Plan B" is cut and buff)
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This is an absolute must have in my detailing box! I was skeptical myself until I used one for the first time. Incredible difference on a previously well maintained newer paint job. Try it on your windshield before using Rain-X!
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JC,
This is the best money you will ever spend.

I have done many cars over the years with the same clay bar, one had bedliner overspray and it took a total of 20-30 minutes to do the whole car.
A word of caution, if the clay bar drops on ground, you must throw away.

Bridge paint overspray off another You just cannot beat them.

I will say this, each company makes a solution spray ($4-9 qt) to go with their clay bar and JC as tight as you are I'm sure you will use water but if you do your being penny wise and dollar stupid. It will work and you know what your time is worth, so thats up to you.
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good point Barry,
DEFINITELY store it in a good zip lock bag or screw top jar...and a 16oz spray bottle of Mother's Showtime (or similar) does 5+ (?) cars.... "if".... you can resist using it to remove fingerprints etc
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Thanks guys.
Barry, if it cuts time then even I'm willing to pay for it
(I learned that lesson a long time ago with sandpaper.)
I'm cheap, not stupid. Well most times anyway.
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like you were using "Pledge" on a table?)
Or endust for you jim.

I've used them before in the shop too when we got in a cars with overspray, being too close when they were painting a house or something like that. We would usually run over with the clay bar then hit with a buffer.They work good. I don't use them often, but they defignatly have their place.
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OK Kenseth....I'll bite.....why is it endust for Jim.... I don't get it
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The endust comment is from one of jim's tips.
Do you wet the floor before painting?
He also was known "the electric blanket guy" and that was under his avater for awhile, but that has since changed to bondokings step dad. Guess I spend a little too much time on this forum.
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thanks Kenseth.....maybe in 3 months "tack rag" would have popped into my head....
Had to chuckle at the "do you wet the floor"....
In Florida you ask: "has your floor (and walls and ceiling) ever gotten dry?"
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