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Old 05-22-2010, 01:21 PM   #1
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Meguires or Mothers clay bar?

Which Clay bar kit do you guys think is better Meguires or Mothers? I want to get one of thease but I want the better one.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:25 PM   #2
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:29 PM   #3
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I used Mothers last night and I loved the outcome. Eleanore looks better than the day I bought her, did I mention next month is her birthday.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:36 PM   #4
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I have used both and think that mothers is better. But I would recommend zaino.
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:11 PM   #5
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I've used Meguiars, Mothers, Erazer... but, I found that Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay together with the Pinnacle Clay Bar Lubricant (versus Meguiars Final Inspection) seems to work best for me.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:29 PM   #6
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Do I have to wax right after i clay. I'd rather wait a day or two. Don't wanna do too much in one day. Im thinking I could wash, dry clay... garage and then next day wax.

Prob not gonna polish as I have no swirls.
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:47 PM   #7
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You want to get some kind of protection onto the paint as soon as you can after you clay bar - especially if it is not garaged. If you think it is going to be too much to do in one day, I would recommend breaking it up so you are claying and waxing parts of the car on the same day (do hood, roof and trunk day 1; front, back and sides day 2 for example).
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:57 PM   #8
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All clay in the USA is manufactured by Auto Magic. So it doesnt matter who you buy the clay through, there's a 100% percent chance its manufactured by Auto Magic. There are different grades of clay though, fine, medium, aggressive. I always recommend fine grade unless you plan on polishing, because medium and aggressive can induce micro-marring.
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:05 PM   #9
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You want to get some kind of protection onto the paint as soon as you can after you clay bar - especially if it is not garaged. If you think it is going to be too much to do in one day, I would recommend breaking it up so you are claying and waxing parts of the car on the same day (do hood, roof and trunk day 1; front, back and sides day 2 for example).
I don't have to wash after I clay do I? The detailing spray should leeve the car super clean right?
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:14 PM   #10
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I don't have to wash after I clay do I? The detailing spray should leeve the car super clean right?
As long as you wipe the DS dry after using the clay bar. Your correct. If you let the DS dry on the car, you'll probably want to re-wash
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Do I have to wax right after i clay. I'd rather wait a day or two. Don't wanna do too much in one day. Im thinking I could wash, dry clay... garage and then next day wax.

Prob not gonna polish as I have no swirls.
You will have dust on the car the next day that will have to be removed before the wax...as said above small sections at a time is better if you cannot do the entire cycle before dust etc...settles...
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Interesting point by 2TLRS, I have used the Mothers Kit in the past and can say it does work great. I don't remember the kit giving a rating to the clay (fine, meidum, etc) is there something that says what is in each kit?
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:26 AM   #13
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optimum polymer technologies sells medium and fine claybar, aS WELL as
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I used Mother's and I liked it. I have nothing to compare it with but I liked the results. Once done I used my usual Zaino polish to seal the deal. I know Zaino has its own clay bar but I didn't want to wait to get it to use it. I managed to clay and wax my car all within a couple of hours. Will probably do it again this fall as well but the test is to take a plastic baggy and put your fingers in it and run it over the paint and this will allow you to feel any debree in the paint or finish.
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