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Author I've now tried a CLAY BAR... it's not bad either ;)
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   19th Mar 11 at 23:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bought off ebay.. 200g Fine bar delivered for £10.80 (came in two days too) I thought I'd try it out on Jo's Ford Focus Ghia TDCi as the paint works a bit bitty

I pre rinsed the car with cherry snow Foam, then washed that off with the jet wash, then re snow foamed with Turtle Wax's version of a snow foam shampoo, and washed the car with that still on, then jet washed it off. THEN.. squeegeed it and dried it all off before attaking it with the clay bar..

so.. here we are...

made my own lubricant.. water and car shampoo..




used the bread knife to cut some off..


read the instruction..


then clay bar'd away.. stuff came off it looked like nicotine



great Result after another wash to get the sediment of the clay bar off the car then I waxed it using the ProShine Spay & Shine wax polish.





all I can say is a clay bar is like using T-Cuttng on the car but a lot easier.. as you don't need to rub had, you also go in one direction too


If time tomorrow I'll do the scoob
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19th Mar 11 at 23:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How long did it take you to do the full car???
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If you do scoob DO NOT use the squeegee please thank you I done my zafira today clayes the whole car took me about 1hr in total
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Did you get help from an adult with using the bread knife????
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quote:
Originally posted by big eck
How long did it take you to do the full car???


45mins, its dead easy you spray the water on and go over the car with the clay bar.. quite quickly, not pressing too hard

washing and waxing and claying and cleaning i was about 3hrs in total
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quote:
Originally posted by Colin
Did you get help from an adult with using the bread knife????



well Jo was at the hair dressers so i had to do it... when she came back she made a sandwich for me... I didn't say I'd used the same knife cutting cup clay bar and not washed it after. Sandwich tasted ok though
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quote:
Originally posted by Cole
If you do scoob DO NOT use the squeegee please thank you I done my zafira today clayes the whole car took me about 1hr in total


why, squeegeeees are wicked
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They scratch your paint they are of bad
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First time I used one I was impressed. Harder stuff can take a bit of pressure and time but tis good.
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quote:
Originally posted by neoquip
quote:
Originally posted by Colin
Did you get help from an adult with using the bread knife????



well Jo was at the hair dressers so i had to do it... when she came back she made a sandwich for me... I didn't say I'd used the same knife cutting cup clay bar and not washed it after. Sandwich tasted ok though


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thanks bud i didnt know you could use water and bit of car shampoo so i might do mine today or my m8s car
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Originally posted by 8vcorsa
thanks bud i didnt know you could use water and bit of car shampoo so i might do mine today or my m8s car



I know!! saves the price of a bottle of Lube at £10!!

I saw a pro detailer on YouTube doing a ferrari and only used water/shampoo mix, saying you only need to lube the surface to allow the clay bar to slide.

Well it works, I bought a 1litre plant sprayer from B&Q for £1.59
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I used the clay bar for the first time a few weeks ago. Time consuming but the end result is magnificent... And cleaning the car for the next few times after it comes out just as good! Nice! (Y)
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Think this had has finally pushed me to go and get a clay bar! I was on about first doing it to my old corsa back in 2007 and i still haven't done any car i have owned to date
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I went on their own website - same price but for 100g instead of the 200g on ebay?

WTF
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Just get a bilt hamber one off eBay job done
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how much of the bar did you use doing the car?
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About a quater looking at the photo.
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quote:
Originally posted by richc
I went on their own website - same price but for 100g instead of the 200g on ebay?

WTF


I think he's got a typo, as I question it when i bought off ebay.. it is a 200g bar via ebay
I used about a 1/4 and Clay bar'd the scoob late this afternoon with the same bit I used yesterday, just re molded it and to make it into a clean bit again,
then washed off the residue after,
Only took 30mins to clay the scoob, with it being in a good state.. being almost new.. there wasn't a lot to come off it, but it's still brought the paint work like glass.



dried off then quick waxed the car up using DEMON SHINE spray.As I was loosing the day light the DemonShine has just added a lovely gloss back to the paint work, with out the need for a main wax. Pleased with the results again.







gave the engine a clean too... as hate that spay wax the dealers leave on, over time I'll get more and more of it off. a quick snow foam and jet.. then did a spray of silicone to keep it all fresh looking.





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how/why does it work :S
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It works by removing stuff like tree sap and iron fillings and just general shit that gets into the pores into paint that washing/polishing cannot remove.
Brings back shine to the paintwork and makes the surface smooth as glass, like it should be.
If you go out and feel your car, mainly the bonnet and roof and the lower halves of the doors they should feel quite bumpy and rough.
Clay bars smooth it out and remove a lot of ingrained dirt! Proof is on the clay once you've used it
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quote:
Originally posted by saxo_tom
how/why does it work :S



It just picks up the dirt because it's sticky, it's like blue tack in a way
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Should do mine, car hasnt been waxed in 8 years. So the paint work underneath 8 years of road dirt is quite good.
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I gave feed back to the CARKANDY clay bar guy and he's emailed me back

see below....


Thank-you for the feedback and its great that you have completed a write up of the clay bar which really is much appreciated. We are a new company and are priding ourselves on having great products, we need customers to tell us if they are great so we know we are doing things right.

I am happy to offer a 10% Discount for yourself and any of your forum members, simply add the discount code Mojo in the discount field on checkout and it will knock 10% straight off for you all. Also thanks for pointing out the typo, I can confirm it is 200g and I will amend the website.
www.carkandy.co.uk







Think I'll give some of his oter products a go now
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do you just throw the bit you used away or can you re-use it? mite get some, herd a lot of good things about it prity cheap aswell

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