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Old 03-05-2018, 01:51 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Spring!

Wife spent most of the weekend cleaning her Mach; 1st clay barred it, then I ran the Flex 3401 over it to remove some swirls and finally a nice coat of sealant, looks great.




wax on...


wax off...

all done...

back to sleep...
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:58 AM   #2
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Re: Spring!

Very nice! I have never used clay bar; how do you keep the bar clean?
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:03 PM   #3
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Very nice! I have never used clay bar; how do you keep the bar clean?
I actually this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqwJkJAQyKI
It works GREAT!
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:24 PM   #4
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Re: Spring!

Wow, that is a lot different than what I was thinking; I like the idea of using it while washing and being able to rinse the bar. Gotta try it this spring. Thanks.
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:32 PM   #5
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Wow, that is a lot different than what I was thinking; I like the idea of using it while washing and being able to rinse the bar. Gotta try it this spring. Thanks.
Right, like killing two birds with one stone!
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:52 PM   #6
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Re: Spring!

I've got one the Griots mitts that I use instead of clay. Works much quicker but I find the clay more effective.
I've thought about the 2.0.
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:50 AM   #7
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Re: Spring!

Looks fantastic. Clay bar is amazing. After you use it once you realize how futile it is to wax a car without using a clar bar first.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:37 AM   #8
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Re: Spring!

Once I run out of zaino clay I'm going to pick up one of those 2.0 bars. Looks like y'all are taking care of the new Mach. Glad to see that.

You don't realize how much the color will pop until after you've clay'd. It's great stuff.
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:26 PM   #9
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I actually this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqwJkJAQyKI
It works GREAT!

Holy crap! That's a huge step forward. I've been using the clay bar since they came out in 1996. The worst part was holding on to that small clay bar and not dropping it. This cuts the clay and wax time in half. I'll have to look for it.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:31 PM   #10
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Once I run out of zaino clay I'm going to pick up one of those 2.0 bars. Looks like y'all are taking care of the new Mach. Glad to see that.

You don't realize how much the color will pop until after you've clay'd. It's great stuff.
We pamper our rides...
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:31 PM   #11
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Re: Spring!

Thanks for posting that Mothers speed clay kit...that's exactly what I need. I was afraid about trying a traditional clay bar.
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