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Old 05-09-2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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Clay Bar - My First Time

I have never used Clay Bar before and am getting ready to do it for the first time. I know you don't use it on the vinly stripes, but do you do the front and read rubber bumpers?
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:56 AM   #2
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Yes you can use it on the bumpers. Check out Adams as sponser here and they will have a video.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:00 PM   #3
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What rubber bumpers are you talking about? Are you talking about the rear diffuser (the flat black part)? If so, then no, don't do that. Do anything that is painted.

Oh- and don't forget the glass.
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anything that is PAINTED......that is what you clay.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:58 PM   #5
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Glass too?
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:01 PM   #6
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Yep. Do the glass. You will need a lot of detail spray so be prepared.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:58 PM   #7
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Glass too?
Absolutely! Whatever contamination is stuck to your paint is stuck to your glass too. You'll be amazed at how much clearer your glass will be after claying. So many times the things you thought were minor pits and stuff turn out to be contaminants stuck to the surface.
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Wow, I kind of thought I should do everything that was painted, but I sure would not have done the glass also. I just had the GFX package painted and installed a few weeks ago. Can the new paint be clayed now, or should I wait a little bit before I do that.
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If you have original factory paint it is ok to clay now, however if you recently had your car painted at a local shop you should wait.
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