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      07-01-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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Washing before clay bar

After you finish washing your car, is it necessary to dry it off if you're going to clay bar it next? I don't see the point of drying if you're just going to spray clay bar lubricant on it.
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no need to dry
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      07-02-2011, 01:34 AM   #3
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It's is if your water is going to leave water spots...
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It's is if your water is going to leave water spots...
if you're claying you're most likely polishing as well, an small spotting is going to be taken care of in that step.
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true, really depending on water source. And if hes washing outside, sun, shade. he might be leaving water spots that will require more polishing then he intended on doing. Drying a car is quicker then more polishing.
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do yourself a favor and do the water sheeting method after you rinse, then give it a quick dry (not a complete dry) where you get MOST of the water "bubbles" off the car. Then clay and then polish
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do yourself a favor and do the water sheeting method after you rinse, then give it a quick dry (not a complete dry) where you get MOST of the water "bubbles" off the car. Then clay and then polish
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