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Just got a clay bar attachment for my random orbital polisher. Just curious if anyone has used this combo before. Any tips/comments?
 

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Don't do it City...Claybar picks up everything off your finish, and if you aren't careful, it will cause clearcoat scratches...

Only claybar by hand, so you can ensure the bar is always free from tiny pieces of dirt...Dirt is the enemy for our dark finishes...as you know...


Send it back and get some claybars you use by hand...and why the fuck didn't you consult me first anyway...bastage!!!
 

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Don't do it City...Claybar picks up everything off your finish, and if you aren't careful, it will cause clearcoat scratches...

Only claybar by hand, so you can ensure the bar is always free from tiny pieces of dirt...Dirt is the enemy for our dark finishes...as you know...


Send it back and get some claybars you use by hand...and why the fuck didn't you consult me first anyway...bastage!!!
/images/graemlins/laughing.gif Gerald...Where TF have you been???!!!
I'd ask, but I thought you were on sabatical. Looking forward to getting to it with my new random orbital. OK....I'll do the clay bar by hand.
 

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Sabatical..Where TF have you been? Remember my whole move to Kali and get a real job gig??? Working 14 hrs a day, hit the gym, then hit the hay...Hell, I just got my internet connection up...


I am truly hurt that you take so little interest in my greedy little move to Kali...See if I ever come back to NY and hang out again!!! /images/graemlins/laughing.gif
 

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Do you guys feel that a clay bar is really necessary? I have never used one because I didn't know if they were worth it.
 

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simms..Take your hand, and feel your finish on the rear bumper cover just above the exhaust, then along the transition of the side sills, any place where contaminents could stick to your finish...you'd be surprised...and amazed with the results...

I use Z6 as the lubricant, as soap/water will strip off all of your previously applied polishes/wax...
 

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Just got a clay bar attachment for my random orbital polisher. Just curious if anyone has used this combo before. Any tips/comments?
I've read the comments in this thread and the "only by hand" stuff sounds like old technology.

I'm assuming you got the Porter-Cable? If so, put the clay in the clay holder, spray the paint surface with Griot's Speed Shine (providing lubrication) and clay away. It works great, cleans the clear coat, and removes small scratches and swirls.

The surface finish after claying is otherworldly. Feels like liquid.

Go for it City. I speak for first-hand experience. (I was so confident that it was foolproof that I only did a little of the car myself. The 17 year-old finished it and did a great job.)
 

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CitySnake said:
Just got a clay bar attachment for my random orbital polisher. Just curious if anyone has used this combo before. Any tips/comments?
I've read the comments in this thread and the "only by hand" stuff sounds like old technology.

I'm assuming you got the Porter-Cable? If so, put the clay in the clay holder, spray the paint surface with Griot's Speed Shine (providing lubrication) and clay away. It works great, cleans the clear coat, and removes small scratches and swirls.

The surface finish after claying is otherworldly. Feels like liquid.

Go for it City. I speak for first-hand experience. (I was so confident that it was foolproof that I only did a little of the car myself. The 17 year-old finished it and did a great job.)
I remember you mentioning it CAP! That was one of the final straws that caused me to break down and get the whole "power shine" package. Yes..I got the Porter random orbital and the entire Griot's package with clay bar, clay bar holder and all the other goodies. I just can't stand to look at "concour" photos of Geralds black car any more. So I'm gonna power polish and wax my swirlie baby this weekend.

Gerald, I knew you moved....I just recall it was about the same time that you went "remstal". Guess your absence just became a blur of liberalism. /images/graemlins/laughing.gif
 

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What if in your haste to run the claybar at 6000 rpms, it picks up a tiny, microscopic piece of shit, and spins it around your soft clear coat...

I use the Porter Cable all over my RT...just not for claybar'ing...Just my humble opinion...
 

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What if in your haste to run the claybar at 6000 rpms, it picks up a tiny, microscopic piece of shit , and spins it around your soft clear coat...
WTF would Red5 be doing in MY garage?
 

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It works great, cleans the clear coat, and removes small scratches and swirls.

Agree with the above except 'removes small scratches and swirls'. Can you please explain how clay would do this? Yes, it LIFTS contaminents from the paint, but I can't see how it could remove scratches and swirls.

From my understanding, only one way to remove scratches/swirls. With an abrasive polish. Zaino is not abrasive, and it WILL NOT remove swirls/scratches, but it does fill them in after many coats. The most effective way to remove scrathes/swirls, I know of, is with a good polish and buffer.
 

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CitySnake said:
Snake Bitten said:
What if in your haste to run the claybar at 6000 rpms, it picks up a tiny, microscopic piece of shit , and spins it around your soft clear coat...
WTF would Red5 be doing in MY garage?
LOL City
 

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simms..Take your hand, and feel your finish on the rear bumper cover just above the exhaust, then along the transition of the side sills, any place where contaminents could stick to your finish...you'd be surprised...and amazed with the results...

I use Z6 as the lubricant, as soap/water will strip off all of your previously applied polishes/wax...

at least when he got that GTS....it was smooth as a babies bottom. I made sure of that every week.

NO stinkin clay bar needed on my old GTS.
 

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at least when he got that GTS....it was smooth as a babies bottom. I made sure of that every week.

Toby,

Please quit feeling up babies bottoms...That's my gig...


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Toby said:
at least when he got that GTS....it was smooth as a babies bottom. I made sure of that every week.

Toby,

Please quit feeling up babies bottoms...That's my gig...


Regards,

Micheal Jackson

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Toby said:
Snake Bitten said:
simms..Take your hand, and feel your finish on the rear bumper cover just above the exhaust, then along the transition of the side sills, any place where contaminents could stick to your finish...you'd be surprised...and amazed with the results...

I use Z6 as the lubricant, as soap/water will strip off all of your previously applied polishes/wax...

at least when he got that GTS....it was smooth as a babies bottom. I made sure of that every week.

NO stinkin clay bar needed on my old GTS.
Toby is 100% correct, smooth as a babies butt! And it is still that clean. No need for any polish or buffing either.
 

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simms said:
Toby said:
Snake Bitten said:
simms..Take your hand, and feel your finish on the rear bumper cover just above the exhaust, then along the transition of the side sills, any place where contaminents could stick to your finish...you'd be surprised...and amazed with the results...

I use Z6 as the lubricant, as soap/water will strip off all of your previously applied polishes/wax...

at least when he got that GTS....it was smooth as a babies bottom. I made sure of that every week.

NO stinkin clay bar needed on my old GTS.
Toby is 100% correct, smooth as a babies butt! And it is still that clean. No need for any polish or buffing either.
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