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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:23 pm    Post subject:  Clay bar on new car? Reply with quote

I used clay bar on my 2002 Tahoe, and was darn impressed with the results.

But now that I have a new Impy, is there any advantage or reason to do a clay bat job on a 2-month-old car? (I have no idea how long it sat on the dealer's lot. I tried to get them to tell me, but they blew me off.)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

do it. It cant hurt to clay the paint. While sitting at the dealer lot, air contaminants, bird crap, etc will get onto the car and bake in the sun.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Age is irrelevant. Clay bar removes contaminants and other particles stuck in your clear coat. If it has rail dust or other particulates that washing doesn't remove, then clay bar the car.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Claying can't hurt a car unless it's fresh paint that isn't fully cured.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

chibiblacksheep wrote:
Claying can't hurt a car unless it's fresh paint that isn't fully cured.


Thanks, black sheep. That is one insane wax/polish job on your car. What do you use?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ImpalaInTampa wrote:
Thanks, black sheep. That is one insane wax/polish job on your car. What do you use?


That's just taking a photo of the car during the right lighting. I did just clay and wax using Meguiar's NXT2 Wax before that photoshoot though.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:50 pm    Post subject:  Re: Clay bar on new car? Reply with quote

ImpalaInTampa wrote:
(I have no idea how long it sat on the dealer's lot. I tried to get them to tell me, but they blew me off.)

You can PM me your VIN, and I can tell you how long they had it. Laughing

chibiblacksheep wrote:
Meguiar's NXT2

Thats what I've been using lately too. Never felt anything so smooth in my life. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:18 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Holy crap! you claybar'd a Tahoe?? How long did that take? Takes me a good 3 or more hours to do my Monte.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject:  Re: Clay bar on new car? Reply with quote

ZSPOT wrote:
chibiblacksheep wrote:
Meguiar's NXT2

Thats what I've been using lately too. Never felt anything so smooth in my life. Laughing


It's just so easy to use.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

RedMonteSS wrote:
Holy crap! you claybar'd a Tahoe?? How long did that take? Takes me a good 3 or more hours to do my Monte.


My magnum takes all day, I couldnt even imagine doing a Tahoe!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

RedMonteSS wrote:
Holy crap! you claybar'd a Tahoe?? How long did that take? Takes me a good 3 or more hours to do my Monte.


Didn't take more than a few hours...
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