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Old 11-17-2014, 10:02 AM   #113
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WOOHOO!!!

Thanks for the informative thread. I used the tips from the OP and attended a Car Show this weekend that benefited the Wounded Warrior Project. Although after clay barring a good 80-90% of the swirl marks were gone (?), so no polishing.

And I won Best of Show Domestic 2 Door! Of the other cars in my class I was sure the '06 Z06 was going to win, it was very clean and more mods than me.

Thanks again OP!
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:52 AM   #114
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WOOHOO!!!

Thanks for the informative thread. I used the tips from the OP and attended a Car Show this weekend that benefited the Wounded Warrior Project. Although after clay barring a good 80-90% of the swirl marks were gone (?), so no polishing.

And I won Best of Show Domestic 2 Door! Of the other cars in my class I was sure the '06 Z06 was going to win, it was very clean and more mods than me.

Thanks again OP!
Clay with not remove swirls.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:16 PM   #115
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Clay with not remove swirls.
All I know is there appeared to be a lot less swirls on the car afterward.
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:55 AM   #116
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thanks for the tips
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:21 AM   #117
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So I'm TDY for two week and took my car to a local wash rack. The brush was worn and scratches the hell of my hood and rivers fender. This really pisses me off since I don't have access to my stuff. Just venting.
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:31 AM   #118
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All I know is there appeared to be a lot less swirls on the car afterward.
You may have been removing oils from the paint surface that appeared to make the swirls look worse.

If anything, claybarring sometimes adds some scratches swirls (if done incorrectly). I always polish after a clay session. I only polish once a year, so I generally only clay once as well.

Wash - Dry - Clay - Wash - Dry - Heavy/Medium Polish - Spray Detailer - Glaze - Spray Detailer - Sealant - Wait 1 Day - Wash - Spray Detailer - Dry - Sealant

Phew. That's what I do once a year. Worth the effort every time.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:38 PM   #119
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:01 PM   #120
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Here's a couple of wheel washing tips I've discovered over the years. The "fluffed up" paint brush is also good for grill work and applying things like Armour All to the dash/AC vents, etc.





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