Author Topic: Guide - How to clay bar your car  (Read 9028 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline SpecialEdition

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Calibra Expert
  • Posts: 1631
  • Respect 0
  • Gender: Male
    • Cally SE
Guide - How to clay bar your car
« on: June 07, 2010, 22:13:39 PM »
No guide section for valeting, so posted this here. I am writing a few pieces on how to valet cars, seeing as not every one knows what techniques are out there. Thought I might as well share some knowledge with other members. This may be a bit noddy for some but if it helps one member then its worth the trouble Hope this is the right place to post so enjoy




 When you wash your car next, take a closer look at your paint work. Try running a finger across it. I can almost guarantee that it feels anything less than pristine. The paintwork will still feel rough to the touch. This is because it

Offline ALZ1307

  • * ClubCalibra VIP *
  • Trade Count: (6)
  • *
  • Posts: 26579
  • Respect 11
  • Gender: Female
    • Cally 2.5i v6
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010, 22:36:31 PM »
Placed in here for you.
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi's reply to that was, Maybe he never had sex.

Offline Gav

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (9)
  • *
  • Posts: 16892
  • Respect 3
  • Gender: Male
    • Past owner
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010, 22:44:00 PM »
Surely it would be better off in the 'Spraying and Bodywork' section Alz?

angus346

  • Guest
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010, 22:45:15 PM »
is it really THAT easy >:( nice guide mate ;)

Offline ALZ1307

  • * ClubCalibra VIP *
  • Trade Count: (6)
  • *
  • Posts: 26579
  • Respect 11
  • Gender: Female
    • Cally 2.5i v6
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010, 22:47:45 PM »
Surely it would be better off in the 'Spraying and Bodywork' section Alz?

Done! forgot about that section, lol!
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi's reply to that was, Maybe he never had sex.

Offline Dave

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Calibra Mentor
  • Posts: 5135
  • Respect 0
  • Gender: Male
    • Past owner
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 23:26:37 PM »
I can confirm, clay bars are definately the way to go, did it on my old car, and the transformation was incredible!

And yes Anus, it is THAT easy!!

I would just like to add, foe everybody else that sees this;

1. wash car
2. dry car
3. clay car
4. wash car again
5. dry car
6. wax car
7. Enjoy :)
Rust never sleeps......... Neither do I

Offline SpecialEdition

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Calibra Expert
  • Posts: 1631
  • Respect 0
  • Gender: Male
    • Cally SE
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010, 01:13:02 AM »
I don't wash the car after claying as I use megs paint cleaner then polish then wax, I have the three stage kit. yes Angus it is that easy that's why in the guide I put its that simple Angus could do it lol :P thanks for the feedback guys more guides to come so keep your eyes peeled

Offline Dave

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Calibra Mentor
  • Posts: 5135
  • Respect 0
  • Gender: Male
    • Past owner
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010, 01:17:06 AM »
Angus, supply the kit, and I will happily do this for you if you want! Something strangely satisfying claying a car lol
Rust never sleeps......... Neither do I

Offline SpecialEdition

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Calibra Expert
  • Posts: 1631
  • Respect 0
  • Gender: Male
    • Cally SE
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2010, 01:21:56 AM »
I recomend doing it twice in winter the once in spring, summer and autumn, don't do it too much as it does remove your wax and sealers

Offline Dave

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Calibra Mentor
  • Posts: 5135
  • Respect 0
  • Gender: Male
    • Past owner
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2010, 01:23:38 AM »
I thought you were only supposed to clay no more than every 6months???
Rust never sleeps......... Neither do I

Offline SpecialEdition

  • Trade Count: (1)
  • Calibra Expert
  • Posts: 1631
  • Respect 0
  • Gender: Male
    • Cally SE
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2010, 01:31:20 AM »
I have followed that rule but found after three months the paint gets dirty again so I started doing it every three months, and twice max in winter due to the salt and extra dirt on the roads, this suits my urban and rural area, eg live in town work in countryside.

Offline Dave

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Calibra Mentor
  • Posts: 5135
  • Respect 0
  • Gender: Male
    • Past owner
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2010, 01:32:32 AM »
Best thing about car ownership in Ireland! They dont salt the roads :D
Rust never sleeps......... Neither do I

Offline don-dice

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Calibra Pro
  • Posts: 1375
  • Respect 0
  • Gender: Male
    • Cally 16v Ecotec
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2010, 10:49:41 AM »
too much like hard work for me, im too lazy for that :P
A Moment Of Laxety Spawns A Lifetime Of Heresy

Auld Reekie Pipers...We Blow!!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Auld-Reekie-Pipers/420177321345951?ref=hl

Offline Phil.

  • Trade Count: (15)
  • Calibra Mentor
  • Posts: 7262
  • Respect 0
  • Gender: Male
    • Other Brand
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2010, 12:26:49 PM »
Looking forward to the rest of the guides :) I only discovered Claying last year but it really does make the paint shine. The lexus I just got I washed it 3 times one day and even after that the clay bar picked up dirt thatI couldn't even see :D
Audi S4 2.7 Twin Turbo Avant, RS4 Turbo's + Intake, 2.5'' Turbo's Back Exhaust, Fully Rebuilt Cylinder Heads, RS4 Fuel Pump + Injectors, Coilovers, RS6 Seats, 18'' B6 Alloys, RS4 360mm Fronts, RS4 321mm vented rears, RS4 Spoiler, much more!

angus346

  • Guest
  • Trade Count: (0)
Re: Guide - How to clay bar your car
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2010, 12:48:29 PM »
yes Angus it is that easy that's why in the guide I put its that simple Angus could do it lol
yeah i seen it mate don't worry :D
Angus, supply the kit, and I will happily do this for you if you want! Something strangely satisfying claying a car lol
yeah well you can come here and do it then :P