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Old 12-29-2011, 08:03 PM
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If the clay bar scratches or marrs your paint, you are not using it correctly. A clay bar will not repair scratches or swirl marks, and it shouldn't create any either. The clay bar is merely removing contaminants that sit on paint and don't come off with an otherwise standard car wash effort. The contaminants are sheared off and picked up, and then held in the clay as the bar glides along on the spray detailer/lubricant. This keeps any of the contaminants which are transferred from the surface to the clay from momentarily 'digging' into the paint as they are picked up. The surface of the paint should feel smooth as a flat, clean mirror, and claying a finish should be followed up with whatever wax/protectorant you use as the process tends to remove existing wax, glaze etc.
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