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    Thumbs up Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay

    I have seen a lot of reports concerning people using Clay on their car and for a ong time i always thought it was a bit of a gimmick.

    All i can say is how wrong was i, this stuff is awesome.

    I started my process last weekend, where i washed her by hand and used Maguiars "Ultimate Compound" to remove around 8 years of oxidisation and general road grime, i followed this by a coat of Megs "Deep Crystal Carnauba Wax" The results where pretty good but the surface felt very rough.

    This weekend i followed up what i started, again by wasing and drying her, then using Megs "Quick Detailer" as lubricant for Megs "Smooth Surface Clay"

    I could not believe the amount of bonded Contaminents that came off after the car had been washed, Compund Polished and waxed, then washed again. I would do around a 12" square section then had to knead the clay as it was black.

    After around 2hrs with the clay (Part 1) was done, i followed this by using Megs "Cleaner Wax" which then unbelievably removed a little more grime again.

    I finished her off using Megs "Deep Crystal Carnauba Wax"

    In total it took me around 4hrs to complete a 3 stage process 5 if you count last weekend. The results are outstanding as you can see from the pictures, check out the reflection from the shine.

    Next weekend i am going to tidy up the black plastics and think i am gonna try Megs "Plast X" to get rid of the over polish and return the plastics to a new condition.

    I recomend everybody tries clay and spends the time and effort to wash, decontaminate , polish and protect, worth all the effort.











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    Yep looking forward to claying my car again as soon as the weather improves a bit, really does make the paint work silky smooth. Great job there bud.

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    Good job, going to clay mine in a few weeks, hopefully the weather will be better - unless Meguiars decide to practise on my car on the 12th March. I doubt it, as Star Silver 3 won't come up as good as the darker cars. Still a few places left if any one else wants to go.
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=126659

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    I have the same colour car and thats pretty much how I want it to look. Got all the bits to do it, just waiting for some good weather. Claying is well worth the effort.

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    Claying removes containments, deposits and also any polish/wax coatings - so in essence you just have a wax coat on the car. I would recommend applying a glaze (or similar) to bring out the colour and mask any imperfections (as waxing over containments will cause a few).

    I am not a big fan of "all in ones" as specific products work so much better and the wax durability will be much longer.

    You could even use something cheap and easy like AG SRP and EGP and you will notice a big difference.

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    looks great mate one of my fav colours!! try some chemical guys butter wax would bring out your paint even better. Need to clay my bonnet and roof again but ill do it before pvs.

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