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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

QuicksilverDon wrote:
My claybar "technique" is to keep it wet, and move it as fast as I can - no pressure, but fast. Elbow does get a workout. Is that wrong?

This is what happens if you forget to copy/paste just one word......

"My "technique" is to keep it wet, and move it as fast as I can - no pressure, but fast. Elbow does get a workout. Is that wrong?" Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

QuicksilverDon wrote:
My claybar "technique" is to keep it wet, and move it as fast as I can - no pressure, but fast. Elbow does get a workout. Is that wrong?
Well, 2step's dirty mind notwithstanding, you don't need to move the clay "as fast as you can", although moving it quickly is fine. I always tell people to keep the surface well lubricated and that you should be splashing that lube around a bit. Very slow, methodical movements won't really get the job done effectively, but you don't need the other extreme either. If your elbow hurts when you're finished you've done something wrong.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike-in-Orange wrote:
That sure looked more like some sort of staining in the paint, which you would not expect a clay bar to remove - clay only works on above surface bonded contaminants. It's sort of a moot point now, though, since you've gotten rid of it.

But yeah, using a lot of elbow grease with clay just flat out sounds like improper use of the clay bar. If you literally ended up scrubbing with the clay, which you really shouldn't do, and if whatever this stain was wasn't all that attached to the paint, it makes sense that you got rid of it. But in future, for something like this that is more in the paint than on it (I'm assuming that you could not feel this with your bare hand) you're better off with a paint cleaner like SwirlX or even Ultimate Compound.

But at the end of the day, what worked, worked.

That's the odd part you could feel it and when I sprayed on the quick detailed some of it went away from the spot. My original idea was to get something like swirlx or ultimate compound to get rid of it, the claybar was more so my sisters idea.

And ill remeber not to put too much pressure on the clay next time, I was just trying to get rid of whatever that crap was. Also the first spot I tried it on (there was two of these spots on opposite sides of the hood) I did spray a little too much quick detailer on without thinking about it Surprised

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