Anyone used Mother's California Gold Clay Bar?
So I picked up Mother's "California Gold Clay Bar Paint Saving System" for the first time today. This little box includes the tiny clay bar, a big bottle of "Showtime" which I guess is the lube for working the clay bar, and a tiny bottle of Cleaner Wax. I've got lots of micro-fiber towels at home already that I intend to use for this job.
Now I'm going to be completley honest here- the first, last, and only car I ever waxed was my mother's mini-van when I was 10 years old (it was a punishment). She had me use that nasty Turtle Wax stuff in a tin jar, and I did a terrible job (because I was 10, because I'd never done it before, AND because it was a punishment).
I was wondering how long it takes you guys to do this whole clay bar/ wax thing to your car so I can allow the appropriate amount of time in my schedule to get it done right. I'd hate to start at 5 in the afternoon if its a 10 hour ordeal.
BTW, I read the directions and it doesn't say to wash off any residue of the clay bar and Showtime before putting the Cleaner Wax on. It just says to wipe off the excess with a clean towel. Do you guys do this, or wash it all again before the putting on the Cleaner Wax?
Also, there's one thing I'm confused about. WARNING: NUB QUESTION!!!
What exactly is this "Cleaner Wax" this kit came with? :icon_neut Is it a Cleaner? Is it a Wax? Is it a 2 in 1 Cleaner AND Wax? Or is it just saying its a wax that's cleaner than other waxes on the market? I'm thinking its the last variation here because the directions say to put this "Cleaner Wax" on after the clay bar job is done, but I'm not sure and I don't wanna mess it up. If it is a wax, then how many coats to you usually put on? I've read about people doing 1-4 coats on here...
And finally, after the whole clay bar/wax job is done, how do you maintain it? Can you still run your car through the autowash every now and again, or do you have to completely strip all the wax down and start all over again every time you run through a puddle?
I've read through the Show and Shine chronicles, but any and all tips/suggestions would still be greatly appreciated as I'm COMPLETELY inexperienced at this.