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Does Claybar work?

Yes, I know it is a stupid n00b question, but I have a bet with my dad. He thinks it is a gimmick because the "professionals" don't use it. I showed him my car (which isn't the best example for anything cosmetic) and he is still unconvinced. He says that rubbing compound is the way to go, but I have heard that you shouldn't use it on a clear coat. I know that a couple of guys on here have 15 year old cars that look like they were built yesterday so that's why I'm asking here.

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Claybar is AWESOME, PERIOD!



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Claybar is AWESOME, PERIOD!
^^^^ Really the only way to put it^^^ I use it alot on my car, I hate road grime.
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claybar is awesome!
i used it on my 2004 bravada with amazing results !



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He thinks it is a gimmick because the "professionals" don't use it. I
Professionals do use it. I've used clay bars for years. In body shops and detail shops. I don't know where your pops got that from???
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Clay bar WORKS. That's all there is to it.
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yup...currently working at a body shop and see the claybar used all the time and use it myself often too, the owner bought an 84' mercedes that had seen better days. I hit it with some claybar medium grade and followed up with some of that rubbing compound your pops was talking about and the microfiber cloth kept sliding off the hood it was sooooo smoooooth
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Claybar is almost ESSENTIAL anymore for a perfect surface. You can still get a smooth surface without one, but it will take longer and won't be as good..
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Alright, I'll see my old man on Friday and show him this thread. We shall see what he says.
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This thread changed his mind. Thanks a lot guys!!
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[QUOTE=gearhead291;1328813]claybar is awesome!
i used it on my 2004 bravada with amazing results !



damn iv never used it before on my car or any car what a shine im going to have to give it a shot. ???whats a good way to get rid of scratches???
also iv herd form the older guys at car shows that back in the day when they were my age and had their first car or what ever, that they used dex3 or just any transmission fluid on cars for a shine and wax on their cars. i asked didnt that eat the paint away they said it never did (anyone herd or may have used dex for wax and shine before?). also havnt used it or tried it yet but baby oil to give your dash a nice clean shine, and herd it works good for when you never oil and needs it i guess helps treat it a lil better than store bought shines.
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Don't put transmission fluid on your vehicle.....It's clear coat, not enamel.
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Pictures don't really show what a clay bar can do. Do this. Take a car that hasn't had a clay bar treatment in a while. Wash it. Have your dad put a plastic baggie over his hand and run his hand across the paint. Then clay bar that area, and have him rub the same spot with a plastic baggie over his hand again. The difference is in the feel. Night and day.
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Pictures don't really show what a clay bar can do. Do this. Take a car that hasn't had a clay bar treatment in a while. Wash it. Have your dad put a plastic baggie over his hand and run his hand across the paint. Then clay bar that area, and have him rub the same spot with a plastic baggie over his hand again. The difference is in the feel. Night and day.
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claybar is awesome!
i used it on my 2004 bravada with amazing results !



damn iv never used it before on my car or any car what a shine im going to have to give it a shot. ???whats a good way to get rid of scratches???
also iv herd form the older guys at car shows that back in the day when they were my age and had their first car or what ever, that they used dex3 or just any transmission fluid on cars for a shine and wax on their cars. i asked didnt that eat the paint away they said it never did (anyone herd or may have used dex for wax and shine before?). also havnt used it or tried it yet but baby oil to give your dash a nice clean shine, and herd it works good for when you never oil and needs it i guess helps treat it a lil better than store bought shines.
baby oil?
wouldnt that make your car always smell like baby oil?
idk but that would drive me crazy
i always use armor-all gel
it smells good and leaves a good shine
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