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      03-16-2006, 11:57 AM   #23
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lol, so you just clayed the rest of your car with the same side? Luckily, you said they were light scratches, you should be able to get them out fairly easily.
No, I turned it over, folded it to get new clay, picked obvious signs of contaminants off, etc. I was responding to espo89's comment with regards to kneading it BEFORE using it.

Espo wrote:
"One of the biggest things that I learned is that you really need to work the clay by hand to soften it up before you start using it on the paint,..."

I basically just flattened out some pieces without kneading it much, and started with that.
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The key to applying the clay bar treatment is to make sure the surface is clean, lots of lubrication and kneading the clay bar constantly. Use a front/back motion instead of side/side or circular. If you drop the clay bar to the ground...just throw it away and buy another one.
Stayed within those guidelines also, thanks.
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I'm glad your car is okay, but this thread backs up my belief that
there is no need to clay a clean, new car!
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I'm glad your car is okay, but this thread backs up my belief that
there is no need to clay a clean, new car!
Sometimes, even brand-spanking-out-of-the-prep-room cars need a claying.
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      03-16-2006, 05:12 PM   #27
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Hey, no problem Artz... I really appreciate the gesture, and a video will be indispensible. Thanks again.

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its gonna be nice ou tomorrow ill do it then
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the only reason and the big reason you clay a new car is rail dust!!!! Basically the metal dust / splinter work themselves into the paint. They then begin to rust and show rust spots all over your car. The longer the rail dust is on your paint the deeper the dust will travel. There is no way to be sure that your new vehicle has not been expossed to these elements this is why you clay a new car. Chris
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I never dilute a lubricant with water while using a clay bar. I have been using clay for about 3 years now, on all my cars and motorcycles and have never had a scratch from it. I use car soap and do not dilute it, pour it over the section that I am going to clay and just glide the clay in straight lines over the surface. I'm sure that you do not want to go in circles w/ the clay, rather unpand down. I use 3M products, but I'm not sure if that makes a difference.
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If there is a porter cable video going round can i kindly request it if its not being posted on the forums? I would really appreciate it.
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i just finished it i have to throw it on the comp now.
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, did your gf hold the camera?
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i just finished it i have to throw it on the comp now.
Great! I look forward to viewing it.
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Same here... it going to be my first time clay a car. can't wait to see it..
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Any luck with the video??
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for a PC video try this link, this is by DavidB at autopia.org I believe:
http://melncal.com/detailing/polish/...Buffing768.wmv
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for a PC video try this link, this is by DavidB at autopia.org I believe:
http://melncal.com/detailing/polish/...Buffing768.wmv
Awesome vid.

I need to get a PC asap...I was like omgthatwouldhavetakenmeanhourbyhand.
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