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    clay barrring

    i think am going to get myself the megs clay bar kit tomorrow after work and give it ago
    Whats the nak to it? Anything i should do? Anything i shouldnt deffo not do?
    Any help would be great with this please ...

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    DO
    Make sure the paint is kept well lubed
    Break the bar into 2 or 3 pieces and use one at a time

    DON'T
    Reuse the clay bar if you drop it

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    right ok then! Sounds a nice simple job!
    Am going to go and buy one in abit, ill get before and after picture's
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    what I do is:

    Wash the car as normal, rinse off.
    Make up fresh, warm shampoo solution, put 1/3 of a bar in it to soften up.
    then a panel at a time i re-wash and then spray a bit of lube on top, flatten the piece of clay into my hand and then begin, work from the top down, you can hear the clay bar working, add more wash solution and lube if required. you shouldn't need to press hard, just a gentle pressure to keep the bar on the panel.
    Turn the clay regularly to get a 'fresh' face and rinse it often. if you drop it, don't use it again, the risk of it picking up a stone or something is too high.

    Once the clay gets too dirty, bin it and get another bit.

    Oh and once I'm done, I rewash the car

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    sounds like its worth all the effort needed! Hope i can get my hands on one soon while the nice weather is out and get it done
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    im going to have to invest in another bar of clay lost my last one and the spray ran out
    Heading back to the world of AOC

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    the middle video in the first post should help

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    Halfords now do a decent clay kit, pretty much the same as the Megs kit.
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