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Discussion in 'Car Care and Detailing' started by stpete, May 25, 2006.

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  1. stpete

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    Not sure I liked it or my technique is crap! Seemed to leave fine scratches all over the wing I tried it on, used a polish after to lessen them then carlack and it looks good in dull light but not sure how it may look in sun? It was new clay and I used lots of lube, maybe I'm just scared of anything abrasive? If I have scratched my paint how on earth do I repair it? Iain HELP!!!!!!!!:confused:
     
  2. fuey

    fuey i wana go faster

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    im a noob to claying but was the clay really cold (=hard). try it after 15 sec's in the microwave, and lube the car, then clay with the warmer (softer) clay?
     
  3. acidstrato

    acidstrato My Fast says shut up!

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    was it clean?

    u need to constantly remould the piece you are using if taking off alot of contaminants
     
  4. FinerDetails

    FinerDetails Official SCN Supporter

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    lol@ Iain help.

    As mentioned above, you want nice warm soft clay, keep the clay section in a bucket of warm water to keep them clean and soft.

    If you have scratched the paintwork using clay you'd better get your arse and car up here to be PC'd! lol When claying really bad cars (like the Scoobie) I use a foam gun attachment on the hose and just use a constant spray of lub....ooer
     
  5. WatchHill

    WatchHill Twonk

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    Split your clay in two. Then as FinerDetails says you keep one half in the hot water and swap over as you feel the clay start to get cool.
     
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    Hate to admit it - but I wish I'd taken a step back an thought of that instead of ploughing straight in!
     
  7. jetsetjimbo

    jetsetjimbo a.k.a James

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    Live and learn eh...

    I think the first time I tried Clayigit may have been a little to hard bu to be honest with the state of the swirls and light scratching on mine it dosen't really matter... :)
     
  8. fuey

    fuey i wana go faster

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    i split my megs clay into 4, only using 1/4 at a time.
    the meg's info leaflet states that water degrades the clay quicker.....
     
  9. stpete

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    Had a look in what little sun we've had up here and It dont look bad at all! think more practice needed before I try again but I have to say the Carlack is superb stuff with NXT on top it looks all wet n lovely!
     
  10. ibiza_95

    ibiza_95 1.8T MK2 Conversion

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    what does it actually get rid of this clay?
     
  11. jetsetjimbo

    jetsetjimbo a.k.a James

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    Contaminants that've bonded to your paint work - things like tar, tree sap, etc...
     

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