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      04-24-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Best Clay bar for Le Mans Blue???

Hi, thinking of giving the beast the clay bar treatment, but any recommendations of a good clay bar for le mans Blue or are all clay bars the same? My car currently is nice and smooth and treated with BMW seal and protect but I have another bottle of that to coat back on, just worried can you actually get it wrong with a clay bar? any suggestions or comments always appreciated.
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Not sure what to recommend since you're not in the US, but not all clays are the same. They come in a variation of strengths.




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Zaino Z18 or Sonus

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detail...2/prod_37.html

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/zaino/.../prod_477.html
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Yes it's possible to cause some damage with claying, all it takes is a little bit of grit to get into the clay, or if there's not enough lube the clay can marr your paintwork.

I usually use the Auto Finnesse Glide and Auto Finesse Claybar.
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Have a look at the 'Bilt Hamber' clays. These can be used with just water as lube, makes it cheaper than having to use a spray wax. Plus you can just wash the car down and whilst the water and soap is still on there use that as the lube for the clay treatment.
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Bilt hambed soft with a spray bottle filled with water and a drop of autoglym car shampoo
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Can you still use QD spray with the Bilt Hamber if you fancy it, seems like it might give a bit more protection from marring.
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Some brands seem to be overpriced for a small amount of clay - I use Auto Finesse (15 for 200gr) and a detail spray as lube.
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Whats the recommendation between Bilt Hamber regular or soft?
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I used AD Berry Blast (smells aacccee) http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/ind...ing-spray.html for lube coupled with the fine grade clay http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/ind...clay-200g.html very happy with the result
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Whats the recommendation between Bilt Hamber regular or soft?
They're the same grade of clay, just soft is easier to use in the colder months.
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try meguier's clay kit works wonders regardless of what paint you have
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