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    claying

    right with the fast show this weekend i thought id clay my car on saturday,
    i was thinking of using my auto glym to wash the car first
    then clay the car followed by superresin polish and gloss protection,
    is this the right way to go about it,???
    can any 1 tell my any hints or tecniques for doing it,

    many thanks
    dan
    The car in front is my astra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hey astra Dan,
    What clay are you using? meguairs?

    to start, make sure you wash the car well and then rinse it well, now go make a fresh bucket of warm soapy water use this and 'clay lube' or 'quick detailer' to round the car with clay, split the clay into 3 equal bits, start warming a bit of it and knead it in your hands for a bit. start from the top and work down, wash the panel and while it is soapy, spray a few shots lube to help, flatten the now warm and supply clay and begin to rub on the panel with light to moderette preasure, you should be able to hear and feel the lay lifting off the bonded on muck. keep checking and folding the clay to a clean side, and dunk it in the water if you have to. you will be able to tell when the area is clear as the clay will go silent and you won't feel any resistance when moving over the area.

    Try to do the lower half of the car last as this is where the worst muck will be, If the car hasn't been done before, don't be surprised if it takes 2 hours plus to do a good job and use the enitre bar!

    give the car a rinse and a dry.

    then do the SRP and wax. job done!

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    Check this tutorial out:
    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ead.php?t=4829
    All your answers should be there!

    When claying make sure you use plenty of lube to stop any marring, also keep the clay wet and knead it regulary.

    What sort of clay are you using, i would recommend getting some Megs Quick Clay, its not too harsh is easy to use and you get the lube aswell.

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    yeah gona be using megs, so when ive done it and used srp and gloss protection do i need to wax it as well, just a little unsure about it
    The car in front is my astra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Just some info ... dont be scared once you have finished claying that your car looks scratched to buggery! it scared the crap out of me!

    Once it gets a polish its bk to normal!
    GSi Turbo - CS2 - 253bhp / 275ft/lb Torque
    1/4 mile - 14.62secs @ 95.5mph

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    The Auto Glym SRP is a slight abrasive and a filler, this means it will take out tiny swirls, but the best thing about it is that it fills them. You have to work it hard with an applicator pad but the results are good.

    The AG Extra gloss protection works is basically a sealant sealing in the filler.

    These are good products after you have finished you wont notice half as many swirls but after a couple of washed they will reappear because the filler has come out.

    Also make sure you never use a sponge!

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