Which Clay Bar kit is better??

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  1. 95CALI-5.0

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    What do you guys think, Mothers or Meguires Clay Bar kit???

    thanks
     
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    Thanks,

    I'll try it out
     
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    what EXACTLY do they do ??? how is it diffrent from a wax job
     
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    well, you get pretty hungry with all the polishing and wiping..

    so, you eat it.
     
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    ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???................ :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh: :rollinglaugh:




    really is it better than a regular wax job? Ive never used the stuff before
     
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    oh, I'm so funny.


    Clay bar is the best way to clean the contamilates, like overspray, tar, stubborn bug guts, and crap off the surface of the paint, to really clean it prior to polish and wax.

    It pulls off the "crap" and it sticks in the clay, it sinks in so it's not abrasive.
    when it gets dirty, you just fold it over and keep going.

    you use soapy water for lubricant, and press/wipe down the paint/glass.
    It's good stuff.
     
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    that sounds like something I NEED to do to mine, after the clay just finish it off with a coat of wax ???
     
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    you'll wanna wash it to remove the clay residue, or do a fine polish, then wax.
     
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    thanks bud :thumb:
     
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    AWC aka Automagic, originally patented detailing clay and the clay process. They defended their rights very agressively in court. When ITW purchased AWC, the primary asset they bought is the clay patents and the relationship with the manufacturer. 100% of all clay manufacturing is in Japan through one company. Some companies go directly to the manufacturer and pay a licensing fee on every bar made, while others buy direct from ITW. In others words There is ONLY ONE manufacture of clay left in the world. As a result, the price of clay is going up. Automagic has stopped all others from trying to manufacture it. In other words they are both the same with a few tweaks to market it as there one.....ClayMagic FTW.......
     
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    I always wanted to try that stuff too...
     
  13. Dalamar

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    Well they should defend they're mix, it works great!
    blue magic, claymagic - I'm pretty sure that's the one. there was a bunch of japanise on the wrapper!