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quick question! claybars

How do you use one. I have a couple laying around her. never use one before. Wash car and ;rub rub it rubit How! please explain. i got oversray epoxy -on my truck the other day, and wished to try this thing out> thanks much bob s.

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we use glass cleaner as a lubricant when we clay bar.spray it on the panel and start rubbing your clay bar on the panel and keep it lubed.
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I will do it after washing it, wash it just like normal and then instead of drying rub the bar on it. Do this when it's cool and shaded so the water doesn't evaporate.

The biggest reason to do it this way is you get the car CLEAN before you RUB on it with a hard object, think about that a minute.

If there is ANYTHING like a little dirt chip you are going to rub that into the paint scratching it. That goes for the clay bar too, be sure it's clean. If you drop it on the ground, throw it away or at the very least cut the part off that hit the ground. But like wet sanding to polish, you treat that water, surface, bar, like you are doing an open heart surgery! CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN!

I have been amazed at how well that clay bar works at removing anything off a smooth surface. I have used it on many smooth surfaces, not just paint.

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I tear my bar in half; that way if I drop it, I can still get my job done. Straight water works, or use a Quick Detailer spray. Be careful, those QD sprays are usually loaded with silicone. If you're going to spray some paint....always use silicone AWAY from your spray booth...a LONG ways. Ive heard horror stories about silicone contamination and laying down paint.

Always move the clay bar in long strokes that make sense. Horizontally on the sides of the car, front to back on the hood. etc.
That way if you do put a light scratch in it; it's harder to see.
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TT, Brian and AutoGear gave you good information, the rest is an echo.
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