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    Clay Virgin

    HEY all
    got a megs clay bar kit t'other day and between the showers I've got all but below the rubbing strips done.
    my question is how long should the clay last? lookin at it, i reckon the one bar that I've used is done. also, I've nearly used all the quick detail spray, have i used too much?
    Have to say tho, it's def made a difference. i used to just wipe the car down wiv white spirit then a light t-cut then polish ( i can hear a few groans of disgust ;-)) it done a reasonable job but i have been converted to the clay method.
    i don't have a machine so i'm just usin SRP and then HIGH DEF WAX. any suggestions on alternatives?
    WHAT? AH! NO, I LOST IT

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    clay is not something that lasts. you will need to re clay every 3-6 months depending on where you live and how many miles you do etc etc.

    if it was really bad then a whole bar can be used on a single use. i use a whole bottle of lube do to a car but i mix my own. prob to much but its not a bad thing aslong as the clay glide over the paintwork there is enough there. it will be considerably easier next time.
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    CHEERS BB
    i'm doin about 3k a month and my baby's 10 years old but i do keep it clean. it surprised me how much crap was on it.
    is the polish and wax i'm usin good enuff or can u suggest somethin to get a nicer glassy shine? star silver BTW
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    srp is good and high def is ok.

    on silver its better to use a sealant to help the flake "pop" and it gives better reflections as you cant really get a gloss on silver.
    Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship. Car 21, pug 106 GTI. Gone from track days to full on racing

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    I'll get some n give it a go cheers
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    a whole bar on one go?! i must be doing something wrong, ive done mine about 3-4 times and still on the first bar but ran out of lube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt_GSi View Post
    a whole bar on one go?! i must be doing something wrong, ive done mine about 3-4 times and still on the first bar but ran out of lube
    Just depends how bad the car was.

    Laura's took half a bar as hers was quite bad. Now its smooth as glass.
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    I've done cars that have used more than a whole bar before, depends on how badly contaminated it is. If you live on the coast then there will be more
    Gaz

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    Unhappy

    Took the bar i used into work to show an ex-detailer buddy and he said 'oh that's not bad, you'll get another few goes with that'
    sweet i thought and promptly dropped it on the floor:-( Must wipe that butter off me digits
    WHAT? AH! NO, I LOST IT

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