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Materials needed:

1. A clay bar
2. Lubricating spray (e.g. Mothers Showtime or product equivalant)
3. Paint cleaner, or paint polish (e.g. Meguires Clear Coat Body Scrub or product equivalant)
4. A high quality automotive wax.

Using the clay bar

It is important to work a small section at a time. Make sure your paint is cool to the touch. After washing and drying
your car, spray the lubricating spray liberally on a portion of the body panel you wish to begin with. Work the clay bar in one
direction across the surface. This process should be smooth. If you feel any friction on your paint, spray
with more lubricating solution. When you look at the bar you will most likely see dark specs on the bar. This signifies
all the unseen particles that adhere to your paint. When one area of the clay bar has been darkened significantly, knead
the clay bar and use the clean side. If you accidently drop the clay bar, throw it away, as with any product you use on your
paint. When the portion has been 'clayed' wipe with a clean terri towel to dry excess lubricating spray.

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Using paint cleaner or polish (optional)

Use the same way you would use a car wax. Make sure the paint is cool to the touch, and preferably in a shaded
area or garage. Work one body panel at a time. Apply the wax in a circular motion using a foam or terri pad or towel.
Once the wax has 'hardened' wipe or buff off with a terri towel.

After completing the paint cleaning process, you are ready for a high quality carnauba wax. Use the same way mentioned
above, or follow manufactures directions for optimum results.

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Reparing Paint Chips

There is a product on the market called Langka.
This will assist with touch up work by not having to wet sand the excess paint.
For more information visit www.langka.com
 

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TSX said:

Reparing Paint Chips

There is a product on the market called Langka.
This will assist with touch up work by not having to wet sand the excess paint.
For more information visit www.langka.com
Very nice info on "clay bar 101" and thanks for the heads up on Langka!
 

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Good stuff! :nod:
 
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