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Old 04-18-2007, 12:09 AM   #1
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Well I used it for the first time ever. It is AMAZING! While you drag it over the car you can hear it pulling stuff out of the paint. I was able to pull off road tar and these annoying water spots I had on the trunk and hood. During the process I snapped these two pictures.

On the LEFT is the dirty side, on the RIGHT is the side I used the clay bar.
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Same thing here, just up close. In the middle is the liquid you use with the wax. Name:  IMG_0739.jpg
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There actually is a slight tone difference between the two. I washed my car with a powerwasher and car soap before I clayed, and the water coming off after the claying was filthy! I used a Mothers California Gold kit. Here is the outcome, worth every penny.
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Wears the hell out of your arm though. I love electric buffers with a super fine polish just because i hate the time it takes to clay.

Looks good man.
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wow looks amazing
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looks AMAZING.
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wow thats beautful...awesome choice in color too
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Very nice, I have never used a clay bar, but I may try the next time that I wash my car.
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good job
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Looks great! Claying a car gives a great base to polish and wax from. Give that mariner a good couple coats of Meguiars NXT or Zaino and it'll REALLY shine.

http://www.properautocare.com/blpoiikit.html

That's the kit I use.
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cant go wrong with meguiars.

I am sponsored by them in the UK.
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Clay bars are the ****!
I've been expirimenting with waxes as well. My Miata had the factory white-paint-peel bullshit and was repainted in about '96 using the high quality Maaco special. It's been a huge challenge keeping the paint up. It started to peel and flake around the edges and seams about 5 years ago and I'm doing everything I can.

I just tried the Meguires Cleaner Wax... I've gotta say it's the best thing I've tried... and I've tried, literally 20 different waxes over the years. A nice once-over with the clay bar and two coats of that stuff has it looking as good as it has in years.
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:43 PM   #11
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looks nice
anyone know where to get that toyo decal for the windscreen? not too many car/tuning/whatever-you-call-it shops around here..
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Toyo paid for half my tires, and they sent that with them. I'm not sure where to get it other than Toyo themselves.
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i'll shoot toyo europe an email then..
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i got one for my birthday today black letters on clear background, looks nice
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