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Old 04-05-2019, 04:33 AM
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Did you try the plastic baggie test?

The Plastic Baggie Test: If you put your hand in a sandwich bag (or on top of a piece of cellophane) and lightly glide your hand across the surface, youíll be able to feel every last imperfection. Youíll feel bumps not visible to the human eye, and these are, in fact, telling you itís time to clay. The test should take any longer than five minutes and can be done during the clay process to make sure no areas were missed.
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:37 AM
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Once you get it smooth I would probably use Griot's Garage correcting cream on an orange pad. Waxes and Polishes are subjective everyone has their favorites, just remember a clay bar will strip off treatments you have used, you pretty much strip everything off down to the finish so you need to start over say maybe color corrections, polish, sealer then a ceramic coat if you want.
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I threw my Clay Bars away a long time ago when I discovered the NanoSkin Auto Scrub sponge, they come in 2 different grades to suit your needs, Ive never used any but the Fine blue one and it is amazing and so easy to use. One thing is you use a lot of lubricant with them, either the Glide they have of some other detail spray other wise they will drag on the surface.
If your car isn't to bad you can do the entire car in about 1/2 hour with ease, then wax it with your choice and it will be slicker that a piece of glass, which BTW I use it on the glass also
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Henry ford poured alcohol on a fender and set it on fire. Perhaps you should try that...
When you do this please take some pictures of the process, I would suggest that you start with the seats first, make a video please.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:27 PM
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Did this today with my DD. Clay -> 205 -> 105 -> fusso coat. Feels like glass. Do you have any deep scratches there? Maybe go with 105 then wax and see then?

EDIT: Nvm looks like you solved it. For clay I used mothers speed clay 2.0. I've never seen the point of claying with a DA. Easy to juet wet the car and speed clay it. Think I do the whole car in maybe 5 minutes.

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Old 04-14-2019, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by ssg10587 View Post
Did this today with my DD. Clay -> 205 -> 105 -> fusso coat. Feels like glass. Do you have any deep scratches there? Maybe go with 105 then wax and see then?

EDIT: Nvm looks like you solved it. For clay I used mothers speed clay 2.0. I've never seen the point of claying with a DA. Easy to juet wet the car and speed clay it. Think I do the whole car in maybe 5 minutes.
HUH ?? Help an old dude out. What is "speed claying" ? I would assume that you mean that you clay the entire car in just 5 minutes ?.......
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by windyC6 View Post
HUH ?? Help an old dude out. What is "speed claying" ? I would assume that you mean that you clay the entire car in just 5 minutes ?.......
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Would recommend, its awesome and yes I do the whole clay process in about 5 mintues.

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Nobody does clay bar anymore, get some Nanoskin!! Its 100 times better!!
Not so fast Grasshopper, many of us use clay and I can tell no difference between the clay and Nonoskin. The nano may be a little faster but the end result is basically the same.
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I am an OLD DUDE and I have been using the NanoSkin Fine Grade Sponge on all my cars for sometime now, for reference I threw my clay bars away, no comparison IMHO. 1 hint is to use plenty of lubricant spray as you do it, any detail spray will suffice.
and if you drop it of it gets dirty just wash it off with cold water unlike clay that you would have to throw away. You should YouTube them. Good luck
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This is what I find fascinating.....(and I know the forum members that use it are gonna have a cow....LOL). But so we rub a piece of clay over the car to pick up dirt and grime....etc....etc. Then this dirt and grime stick to the clay and will still be in the clay when we are rubbing it all over the rest of the car. And as one post suggest, if you drop this clay on the ground then you are hosed cause you just got a lot more dirt in the clay so you shouldn't use it. Wouldn't surprise me that if in about 20 years all the car "Experts" are gonna be saying....."Can you believe that 20 years ago people would actually rub clay all over their cars thinking they were taking care of the paint when actually all they were doing is rubbing dirt from the paint all over itself"........
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Originally Posted by stingray71 View Post
Did you try the plastic baggie test?

The Plastic Baggie Test: If you put your hand in a sandwich bag (or on top of a piece of cellophane) and lightly glide your hand across the surface, youíll be able to feel every last imperfection. Youíll feel bumps not visible to the human eye, and these are, in fact, telling you itís time to clay. The test should take any longer than five minutes and can be done during the clay process to make sure no areas were missed.
That's a great tip, And I thought that I new everything about car detailing! Lol
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Old 04-14-2019, 04:37 PM
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I’ve found naanoskin doesn’t work so well on heavily contaminated paint. On mild stuff it’s great, I still break out the clay for the heavy work .
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