Detailed outside...clay bar for first time...

RZAwora

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Apr 15, 2012
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So my truck was badly in need of a good wax job. After washing I noticed how bad the paint was looking. I did the little plastic baggie test on the paint and wasn't very happy. I went ahead and got a clay bar kit and some wax and went to town. After about 6 or 7 hours I ended up with it looking better then I think it did when I bought it! :thumbsup:
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RZAwora

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Apr 15, 2012
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Thanks guys! There are some underlying surface scratches though, I'll try and get an up-close shot of the paint today to show you. I thought they were swirl marks and the clay would help them out. I think the previous owner must have used scotch pads to wash the thing. :redface:
Overall it looks great from a couple feet away, but when you get close you can see them. I don't know if I'm willing to try a rotary. I might be looking to have it taken care of by a pro. We'll see...
 

mikeinDE

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Jan 4, 2012
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I agree with the others!! your ride looks great :eek:

(sorry for what may be a stupid question, but what is the "plastic baggy test"?)
 

ItsOnVoy

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Nov 21, 2011
2,401
Nice man!! :thumbsup:That stuff does wonders and is amazing!:yes: I need to do my truck soon just too lazy lol
 

TheBad

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Dec 4, 2011
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mikeinDE said:
(sorry for what may be a stupid question, but what is the "plastic baggy test"?)

It's a simple test to see if it's time to clay-bar or not.
On a clean vehicle, with your hand in a plastic bag, lightly rub the paint.
If it feels like sand, time for clay.
 

mikeinDE

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Jan 4, 2012
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TheBad said:
It's a simple test to see if it's time to clay-bar or not.
On a clean vehicle, with your hand in a plastic bag, lightly rub the paint.
If it feels like sand, time for clay.


hmmmm....interesting.....i never heard of that before. Thanks for the info :thumbsup:
 

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