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post #1 of 51 Old 11-02-2007, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Clay Bar and waxed the truck!

Yesterday I had the day off, so I figured it would be a good time to finally get around to clay bar my truck and put a coat of wax on her, especially before winter. Ive heard great things about the clay bar, but WOW!!! it worked great! Its funny how you dont realize how dull your paint is and how many knicks and scuffs are in it till you spend 3 hours buffing it! Well its hard to see on a white truck and with poor pics, but the finish is sooo smooth now, took out every single scuff etc. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to restore and protect their paint.





I also did it to my sisters black grand prix, made that one look brand new!!!

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Hmm might have to give it a try this spring!

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Haha, let me guess, the wife/ girlfriend/ sister whatever said exactly what my girlfriend said when I really polish mine..."I can't tell the difference" lol

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Will clay bar pull out any oxidation that the paint may have. My truck is a 99 and it has one spot on the passenger side door that is oxidized.
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Will clay bar pull out any oxidation that the paint may have. My truck is a 99 and it has one spot on the passenger side door that is oxidized.
I dont know for sure, I would say so, but it took out scratches from rocks, branches, and marks on my doors from other car doors. Id say its worth a try, but couldnt tell you for sure.

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A clay bar will remove surface contaminants. Things like rail dust, paint overspray, bug remnants, anything stuck on the surface will be removed by clay. It will make your paint smooth... Oxidized paint is best restored with a polish rather than clay.

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clay bar rocks... but takes a long *** time... how long did it take for you to do the truck?
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looks sharp! I plan on doing mine soon!

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CLAY BARS

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Will clay bar pull out any oxidation that the paint may have. My truck is a 99 and it has one spot on the passenger side door that is oxidized.
Quadrunner,

The clay bar is designed to remove contaminants from the paint; it is the polishing sequence that removes the oxidation layer. You could completely remove all the oxidation from the paint while leaving the surface contaminants behind. If you really want to get a "feel" for how much your paint is contaminated, take a sandwich bag and put it over your hand..........then rub your hand over the surface of the paint. A contaminated surface will feel rough whereas a surface that has been properly clay-barred will feel glassy smooth.

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thats a good lookin truck Sean.

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