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sam123
02-12-2003, 12:43 AM
Are there any risks associated with using clay bar? TIA

ntaylor
02-12-2003, 01:15 AM
When you do anything to your paint you are taking a risk if you arenít willing to do it carefully. Claying is no more risky than washing. Take a look at this claying <A HREF=http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums/detailing/forum.php?postid=1443882&page=1 TARGET=new>post</A>.<br><BR>
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hcat7
02-12-2003, 01:18 AM
Two things will cause you pain:
1. Contaminated clay
2. Lack of lube
The first can be from not washing your car well before hand. The clay will pick up any dirt and scratch it just like if you dry wiped a dusty car. Also, split your clay into halves or thirds when you start. That way if you drop your clay onto the floor (and you WILL throw it away at that point), you still have some left to finish.
The second is more of an annoyance. Dry clay will not slide and will stick to your hands and the clear. It needs to slide so that it won't drag the crud (technical term) across your clear. Lube also makes it easier to glide instead of pulling. Use Plenty Of Lube!
Now go have fun!

lawrenceA
02-12-2003, 10:30 AM
Their are risks but the results outweight the risks . Follow the directions use plenty of lube and dont drop it and wash the car first

forrestt
02-12-2003, 11:42 AM
There are risks when using any product, but they can be minimized or eliminated if the directions are followed.

1) wash first to remove surface dirt
2) shady area, and paint cool to the touch
3) use the lubricant the clay maker recommends, and use plenty of it
4) light pressure and back and forth motions
5) if you drop the clay, pitch it - don't reuse
6) dry the area afterwards with a quality 100% cotton terry cloth towel or a good MF.<br>forrest@mothers.com


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