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      05-30-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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Clayed my car

Well I clayed my New to me 07 328i cuz it didn't feel good at all, looked good anyway after doing the first 2 door panel lot of red came off well took me like 4 hours xD
Wax it tomorrow and we'll see!
Just wanna really show the clay same was on reverse side
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      05-31-2013, 12:56 AM   #2
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yikes, ever think about having the paint polished after that clay?
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      05-31-2013, 01:33 AM   #3
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holy moly! lol
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      05-31-2013, 05:44 AM   #4
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Jeez.. I hope you didn't use once piece/side of clay for the entire car...
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      05-31-2013, 06:51 AM   #5
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Wow, you were suppose to fold and flatten clay out every couple minutes.
This keeps the clay surface cleaner and the dirt and gunk doesn't keep rubbing your paint.

Guess you know for next time though!
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      05-31-2013, 09:03 AM   #6
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Wow, you were suppose to fold and flatten clay out every couple minutes.
This keeps the clay surface cleaner and the dirt and gunk doesn't keep rubbing your paint.

Guess you know for next time though!
Yeah I did that that happen to be at the wheel well last part I did
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      05-31-2013, 09:05 AM   #7
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yikes, ever think about having the paint polished after that clay?
I was deciding whether or not to polish or just skip it and go to wax
Still haven't done anything since clay since its sitting in garage so
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I found claying was much easier and faster after using Iron-X or TRIX from Car Pro
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      05-31-2013, 09:45 AM   #9
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holy crap dude where do you park?
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      05-31-2013, 09:57 AM   #10
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holy crap dude where do you park?
Trust me I baby the car I only had it few months its like the past owner never washed it
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I hope you polish it... Claying in general does create some scratches on the car, in this case when the clay was that bad you're definitely scratching the car in some sense.
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def have someone professionally polish it, at least a one step polish
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      06-01-2013, 08:32 AM   #13
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I hope you polish it... Claying in general does create some scratches on the car, in this case when the clay was that bad you're definitely scratching the car in some sense.
Will do thanks
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r.i.p clay bar
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def have someone professionally polish it, at least a one step polish
+1

If you need help choosing out what polish you need just post the pictures of the swirls, state how was the car maintained, year, color, etc and we'll help you decide on what polish and pads to use. =)
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JESUS CHRIST!! I was like "what the hell am I looking at?"

Mine is pretty clean when I do it. Only a few streaks near the lower sills.
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That is insane. I have detailed many cars and have never seen a claybar look like that.
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      06-02-2013, 10:16 AM   #18
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+1

If you need help choosing out what polish you need just post the pictures of the swirls, state how was the car maintained, year, color, etc and we'll help you decide on what polish and pads to use. =)
07 Jet Black and swirls I don't see any lol so not sure what to take picture of and I just tried probably because its in garage mayb it's like a mirror it won't show the scratches they are small in clear coat would Meguiars Polish work? And what pad? And paints in good shape other than the small scratches and the hood but that's another story
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Jet black and no swirls? lol, look harder
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      06-02-2013, 11:02 AM   #20
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Jet black and no swirls? lol, look harder
Ill take it out and give it a look
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      06-02-2013, 11:13 AM   #21
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park it outside in the sunlight and look directly into where the sun is reflected off of the paint, thats where the swirls are hiding
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      06-02-2013, 02:18 PM   #22
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Ok well it's going to rain so sun has been in and out but I took a few pictures and I mean i don't see swirl mark or m I just not lookin hard enough taking pictures is hard because its a straight reflection but I did get one scratch



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