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    Default Weekend clean - My first use of clay!

    Very impressed with this clay bar, took all the tar off, and its so smooth and shiney

    Dont think the photo's show it that well, but here you go anyway!
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    Also, managed to clean the insides of my wheels up really well with none other than a brillo pad!

    From this:
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    To this:

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    I clayed the wheels too

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    looking good , what did you use as a top coat on the car . ?
    and cleaning the wheels with the brillo pad im sure would have left a lot off straches on them ?

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    What clay bar did you use and how long did it take to do the whole car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by exmouthlocal View Post
    What clay bar did you use and how long did it take to do the whole car?

    without trying to high jack the op,s thread ,
    id recommend the bilt hamer reg clay , as you only need water as a lube ,

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    For the top coat, I used some random liquid wax I had lying around (think it's called triplewax). I wouldnt recomment it really, but it seems to be alright! At least until i get myself some polish, and decent wax

    To just clay the car, it took about two hours, but the time flew by! It took alot of work to get the tar off, but It went eventually. I rubbed the tarry bits down with WD40 first to loosen it up a bit! I think next time i clay it, I will get it done in half an hour! The bar i used was 3M's clay bar, it was £2.33 on ebay, and worked really well! For the lube, i used a strong mix of fairy liquid and water!

    For the wheels, i was really cautious about the scratching, but it left no marks whatsoever! Just for ref, they were Aldi's finest!

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    Nice one mate, good to see someone using a few less expensive products and get some good results. Just goes to show a bit of time and elbow grease goes a long way

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    Quote Originally Posted by LGaffer View Post
    Nice one mate, good to see someone using a few less expensive products and get some good results. Just goes to show a bit of time and elbow grease goes a long way

    It certainly does,but the product's used i would never dream of taking them near my car!..
    Even using oven pride is safer especially on the wheel's rather than a brillo pad!, just wait you dnt think it's left mark's but wait till the brake dust settles in to each pore... and av seen it before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k9vnd View Post
    It certainly does,but the product's used i would never dream of taking them near my car!..
    Even using oven pride is safer especially on the wheel's rather than a brillo pad!, just wait you dnt think it's left mark's but wait till the brake dust settles in to each pore... and av seen it before.
    Yeah i know what you mean mate, tbh i wouldn't put a brilo no where near mine either. I just meant the cheaper clay and polish etc.

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    Mmm ,Brillo pad,washing up liquid? Is this thread a p155 take? Sorry mate but I reckon by using the methods you've stated too wash yer car,you've done more harm than good!

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    The brillo pad was only on the inside, and there was no scratches!
    And fairly liquid isn't even that bad, my friends use that with clay, who are massively into their detailing!
    I do understand what it can do to the paint apparently though, and it's not worth the risk, but it will all be fine!
    So yeah, you're right, not the best things to use on the car, but it's what I had!

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