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    wanted to have ago but got told its possible to damage the paintwork, also after advice what will give black the best shine, maybe wet look

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    Hardest part of claying is the time and effort. Very easy otherwise. Plenty of threads on here about it and how to do it correctly, or head over to the detailing world forum, or watch videos on YouTube.

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    Dead easy and rewarding in the final result.

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    A few tips for you. Wash the car properly before you start, cut the clay into to about 4 pieces, if you drop one bit DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE IT BIN IT, Buy Bilt Hamber and all you need is water as lub, use warm water to make it easier to work if its a bit cold outside. Claying is not difficult, neither does it take hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    A few tips for you. Wash the car properly before you start, cut the clay into to about 4 pieces, if you drop one bit DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE IT BIN IT, Buy Bilt Hamber and all you need is water as lub, use warm water to make it easier to work if its a bit cold outside. Claying is not difficult, neither does it take hours.


    good advice there Ewan , but as im also scottish i break mine into at least 6-8 bits

    as said not a hard job ,

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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    i put mine in a cup of warm water , to keep it flexible ,
    snowfoam , wash , clay , wash , polish , wax
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    You can pretty much clay everything too, windows, rubbers etc... I got a load of overspray on my car making the dust stick, took it all straight off

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    Everything has pretty much been allready covered for claying but if you still have any doubts try claying something like your bathroom mirror,s to practice on the steam from the shower etc leaves a small film of occidation which can be readily seen usually .
    Just try rubbing a clay bar over half the mirror and then spray the whole mirror with water you will find that on the clayed side the water will sheet of and on the untouched it will bead up , and then feel the texture difference between the two sides.
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