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Old 03-24-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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Clay bar recommendations

I was just wondering if anyone had clay bar recommendations for their BMW. Also I would like to know if clay bars can remove some scratches or buffs in the paint.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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Zaino brothers....

The bar will take of many surface inperfections and the zaino wax system will fill light scratches and buffing issues. Great stuff but expensive. Worth the price though. Do a search and check it out.

Properly applied it will give you 6 moths of good beading.


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Old 03-24-2013, 05:37 PM   #3
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Griots... trust me.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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Griots... trust me.
If not then mothers.
Agreed! Griots is some great stuff

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:00 PM   #5
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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I've used Mothers California Gold kit on several cars. Works well and <$20. They include 2 bars and I found each bar is easily enough for 2 cars (cut in half, not same bar on 2 different cars). Also includes spray detailer that's used with the clay and a microfiber towel to clean up.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:43 PM   #7
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Mother's, Meguiar's, and Griot's have all worked for me.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:30 PM   #8
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Claying helps smooth the surface of the car, it is a good practice to polish after claying since it sometimes leaves small scratches. There are a lot of good polishes out there but the easiest are all-in-ones, I'd recommend Blacklight since it's easy and removes minor scratches, think it has some fillers too.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:16 AM   #9
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I prefer Meguiar's Detailing Clay in the black can. Blue is Mild, Red is aggressive.

No claybars are going to help scratches or scuffs. As a matter of fact, I've seen paint further damaged with claybar use by inexperienced people. They are not for correction of blemishes/imperfections, but more to remove bonded contaminants from the paint surface. You will need some compounding/polishing work to help the scuffs.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:11 AM   #10
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ClayMagic, they make everything. Find a grade you like.
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