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    I have seen you guys mentioning clay bars,i have had a look in halfords and some other shops around me and i cant find it anywhere,Could someone post a link to where i can get it from also any chance of someone telling me what it does and what is the best way to use it to get the best results.

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    check this out:

    http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/produc...roducts_id=263

    gives a nice description of what it does. that particular kit is the one that most halfords do and is a good starter kit as it comes with the lubricant that you need to use plenty of.

    type clay into the search function and i'm sure you'll get some good results as to how best to use it.

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    hi
    i used for the first time a couple of weeks ago
    and i cant belive how much crap was left on the car.

    just wash car
    use liquid and spay the part about to be clayed
    flaten clay and then rub over the area just sprayed
    and when clay is dirty fold and flatten again
    and continue all over the car
    1 bar should be enough to do a car
    wash car again
    polish and wax

    it does take a long while but well worth it

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    Before you do the car though, after washing and drying try lightly rubbing the surface with a piece of plasic wrapping paper, like you get round a fag packet, you will feel how rough the paint is, then try again after claying, smooth as a babies bum !!

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    Ok so it decontaminates the paint then does it remove tar spots and the like or will they have to be removed first?

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    it removes them too

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    Best to use a tar remover to get rid of tar spots and then your not clogging up the clay with clumps of tar, but if they are stubborn and the tar remover doesn't budge it the clay probably will.

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    It will remove a few , but to save the clay getting gunked up best to remove them first . Autosave on riverside drive sells the megs kit, have you tried them ??

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    Stu, the most important thing of all is if you drop the clay bar, throw it away, it'll pick up every piece of grit it touches and then you'll rub it across the paintwork and do unrepairable damage to the surface ! Be warned !!!
    Halfords kit is a good starter.
    One more important piece of information, YOU ARE ENTERING THE VERY ADDICTIVE WORLD OF DETAILING, IT CAN GET EXPENSIVE !!!!

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    Very expensive, I started off with claying a few months ago. I now have over £200 worth of detailing kit and thats nothing compared to some guys.

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