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    Default Bit of a rough roof....

    Hi all,

    This is my first tentative step into the detailing side

    I have recently had a fair amount of bodywork painted because of hit and run and its come out fantastic.

    However I have now realised just how "grainy" the roof feels It has a reasonable shine and the water beads nicely but it dosen't feel smooth and silky. The roof was not painted by the way...

    As a complete novice to the world of quality waxing etc can you recomend to me what I need to do to get that lovely freshly painted waxy feel to the roof

    I am a clean freak and have allways kept a clean house

    Jon

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    Claying the roof should sort that problem out

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    Unless you've got overspray from the previous paint job.....

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    Harder clay will remove the over spray as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Unless you've got overspray from the previous paint job.....
    Seems to even and all over as only one side painted.

    Ok... so clay it is and I have been reading about this. Its all new to me so I will come back with some more questions

    Thanks for your advice so far all who have replied

    Jon

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    my car feels like sand paper, i had a quick go on the bonnet the other day, its amazing how much **** comes of the bodywork...the bonnet feels like glass now....just the rest of the car to do now

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    Quote Originally Posted by big rich View Post
    my car feels like sand paper, i had a quick go on the bonnet the other day, its amazing how much **** comes of the bodywork...the bonnet feels like glass now....just the rest of the car to do now

    It is amazing that clay stuff!
    i would recomend it to any one!!
    gonna do the gf's mums car when it gets abit warmer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenged View Post
    It is amazing that clay stuff!
    i would recomend it to any one!!
    gonna do the gf's mums car when it gets abit warmer!
    i know m8, the clay was black just from doing the bonnet...i had just washed it before hand aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenged View Post
    Its amazing that
    i would recommend it to any one!!
    gonna do the gf's mum when it gets abit warmer!
    sorry couldn't resist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lump View Post
    sorry couldn't resist
    lmfao

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