Mothers Claybar System

MOBEEBO

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Well I finally got to use the Mothers Claybar System that I won from the April Give Away. All I can say is WOW! I will NEVER polish my vehicles again. The claybar is superior in so many ways, not the least of which is that it is so EASY! :smt041
I used to own a black Chevy truck and I wish they had this stuff back then because I had many a sore arm from polishing and waxing that damn truck! :smt019
The claybar is so easy to use that I was able to do it and wax it right after, although I wasn't able to actually wax it because my neighbor came over and made start drinking beer. :smt016 :smt006

Anyway, I took some pics, I hope they can show the difference.

Thanks again Frontyspot for the wonderful product! :smt045
 

BlackTigerSE

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That is sick!! i just bought a bottle of polish...and spray on wax...hmmm so this will replace the polish? I used to just wash and wax...recently just bought the polish...i dont know how it will make a difference.
 

MOBEEBO

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Polish (and the claybar) gives your paint the wet look. Great for dark paint. It works well, but is very labor intensive. The claybar is easier to use and doesn't take as much elbow grease. Liquid polish is ideal for buffers, if you don't have one you can get a sore arm. :smt110
 

EB_05_NISMO

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BlackTigerSE said:
oh...so the claybar is the wax...why polish? why not just wash and claybar? You just want that extra shine?
The clay bar is not wax. It will strip your wax. It is made to take contaminants out of the clearcoart, and the result is an ultra smooth finish.
 

BlackTigerSE

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EB_05_NISMO said:
BlackTigerSE said:
oh...so the claybar is the wax...why polish? why not just wash and claybar? You just want that extra shine?
The clay bar is not wax. It will strip your wax. It is made to take contaminants out of the clearcoart, and the result is an ultra smooth finish.
No what i meant to say is...the claybar replaces your use of wax? Claybar= no need for wax...question is whats the polish for? extra shine?
 

MOBEEBO

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I did not know it would strip the wax, but that makes sense, it would have to take it off to take the crap off. I am gonna go out and apply some wax when it cools off. :smt004
 

MOBEEBO

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BlackTigerSE said:
EB_05_NISMO said:
BlackTigerSE said:
oh...so the claybar is the wax...why polish? why not just wash and claybar? You just want that extra shine?
The clay bar is not wax. It will strip your wax. It is made to take contaminants out of the clearcoart, and the result is an ultra smooth finish.
No what i meant to say is...the claybar replaces your use of wax? Claybar= no need for wax...question is whats the polish for? extra shine?
No you still need to use wax to protect.

Polish or Claybar makes the paint shine. Wax protects the paint from sun and the elements.
 

BlackTigerSE

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:smt046 ...SO ITS JUST ANOTHER STEP TO MAKE YOUR TRUCK SHINE?...ehh...im actually going the opposite direction...waxing seemed like to much work...then i saw "spray on" wax..bottle says its easier than pour on wax and you can use it on wet surface..so i bought it LOL! i bought a bottle of polish...should return it and get a claybar...
 

carphreak

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BlackTigerSE said:
:smt046 ...SO ITS JUST ANOTHER STEP TO MAKE YOUR TRUCK SHINE?...ehh...im actually going the opposite direction...waxing seemed like to much work...then i saw "spray on" wax..bottle says its easier than pour on wax and you can use it on wet surface..so i bought it LOL! i bought a bottle of polish...should return it and get a claybar...
the spray on wax is for maintaining the cars paint in between waxing....

i use it every time i wash my truck but it is by no means a substitute for good ol' waxing.

mobbebo, you will be amazed at how much shinier the truck will get after waxing. just don't forget to wash the truck again as leaving it parked overnight might attract some dirt that you do not want to be dragging across the surface....
 

carphreak

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you can, i hear those california dusters work great! however, having a dark blue truck i have grown to become more obssesive compulsive when it comes to cleaning my truck. i hate swirl marks....

just remember, polish will add shine to your paint and wax will protect it.

on my "detailing day" my regimen goes like this:

-vacuum interior
-wipe down dash
-clean truck
-clay bar
-cleaner wax
-polish
-nano wax
-tire dressing/tire shine

also, claying and waxing your wheels is not a bad idea. dirt should not stick as much....
 

MOBEEBO

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I waxed my wheels not too long ago. I won't clay them cause I want to use it on the wife's Tahoe. It should be toast after that. Her truck is dirty. :smt016
 

carphreak

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well i don't know about you but whenever i get a clay bar i "cut" it in 3 pieces and each piece should be good for 2 or three uses depending on the level of dirt on the vehicle....

the spray is basically detailling spray and you could get another bottle of that at any auto parts store...
 

MOBEEBO

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I just finished waxing. Man it looks awesome. I even used the bar to take some marks out of my wifes hood. It worked real well. Thanks Frontyspot. :smt023
 

balage

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Hey Mobeebo the photoshop is blue joke!!!! :smt018














:smt042 :smt043 :smt044 Just kidding!
Your truck is beautiful !
 

MOBEEBO

New Member
Ha ha ha. How did you know I have photoshop? I never thought of that. I could have sharpened the images to show even more shine! :smt048
 

eglaisi

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BlackTigerSE said:
No what i meant to say is...the claybar replaces your use of wax? Claybar= no need for wax...question is whats the polish for? extra shine?
Polish is actually an abrasive believe it or not. If you run some between your fingers, you can feel its not smooth. Polish is meant for taking things out like small scratches, some contaminants, basically anything that isn't supposed to be there.

Wax is a sealer. You always use it after polish since the polish makes a clean slate. A good waxing will go a very long way, prevent corrosion, makes washing easier and many more benefits. If claybar replaces anything, it would be the polish. If you want to be really through, I would claybar first to get the larger things, a good quality polish (I use it on a pneumatic polisher, way faster and easier) then buff it out with a microfiber towel. You can use swirl remover if you see the swirl marks. After that use a name brand wax (I seem to be liking Meguiars gold class lately) and you've done alot to prevent corrosion.
 
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