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    Default How To use clay

    A clay bar removes all "on surface grime & dirt"

    Here are some points to remember when using a clay bar: -

    Stages, do the car in stages such as: -

    Stage 1 - Roof & bonnet (possibly front wings aswell)
    Stage 2 - Both front and rear wings
    Stage 3 - All doors
    Stage 4 - Both bumpers, sills, door mirrors etc
    Stage 5 - Glass
    Stage 6 - Lights
    Stage 7 - Wheels

    Using Clay: -

    Cut clay into 2 pieces (wrap one up & set aside)
    Flaten clay to half it's thickness
    Spray lub onto paintwork
    LIGHTLY rub clay accross paintwork (like rubbing soap over your skin)
    ALWAYS stay inside the area that has been lubricated
    At the end of each stage inspect the clay, if it's time to use a clean part DO NOT turn the clay bar (flip over) as this will "LOCK" all the clean clay in between the dirty sides.
    You must FOLD the clay so as to "LOCK" the grime & dirt in, then flaten out again and away you go.

    As a rule of thumb when rubbing clay over the car a CLEAN side of clay will ALWAYS be in contact with your hand.

    Note: should you DROP the clay bar on the ground it MUST be disgarded......binned......as it WILL have picked up debris which could scratch your paint, this is another reason for cutting the clay bar into 2 pieces.

    The stages mentioned above are only a guide, you should decide on what you see when inspecting the claybar.

    All of the above are just my opinions but I hope it's helps

    Bryan

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    Am I correct in thinking you can only use this once?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLC
    Am I correct in thinking you can only use this once?
    For the paint yes that's correct once only, but you can keep an old one and use it for the wheels.

    Bryan

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    How often do you use it then. Seems expensive if you have to throw it away.

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    Good question MLC...........I frogot to mention..............twice a year I do mine, and if you were to wash once a week or every two weeks then that would be enough

    Bryan

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    after applying the clay, do you need to wash it off or polish it off or ?

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    Some people do some don't..........I tend to hose it down.

    Bryan

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    where can i buy it for and how much

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    halfords are stocking it these days and for the clay and a bottle of spray you're looking at around £13 i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    halfords are stocking it these days and for the clay and a bottle of spray you're looking at around £13 i think.
    cheers mate going to get some now lol give her a wash and thats the car not the mrs lol

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