Clay Bar to Hood Time !

Discussion in 'Detailing / Cleaning' started by LibertyTC, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I worked so many long hours this summer, I neglected the Jeep in exterior cleaning.
    Well some imbedded stains started to appear in the hood..
    I have not used a clay bar on the jeep in years! ..ya bad for paint...
    No kidding after washing it was like sandpaper....
    So step one is wash 2 x with good car wash soap.
    Then apply detailer and use clay bar ...and dry with supplied cloth.
    Then onto Meguires # 2 polish..and buff..(missing a step from photo..)
    Then onto Meguires spray quick wax and done...I think ya get the idea..
    About 1.25 hours spent on hood alone....
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    Will have to do the roof in clay bar soon...and wax..fun! (Rola Basket is off)
    Anyways it was a beautiful day today for doing this work in the shade& posed the Jeep in fall colors. :party52:
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    I bet it feels good now.
     
  3. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I have never felt the hood so smooth before! Restored the shine with stains gone! Yes!
    Anyone else clay bar lately or plan to?
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Need to do mine soon, haven't done it since June, way too long
    Roof was done when I sold my RL rack to John but that was it
     
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    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Anyone here tried out a Nanoskin? I have to say I really like it compared to clay bar.
     
  6. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Isn't that just a wax/sealant HJ?
    I dont know how it works, however with small particles stuck into a paint job, I thought only an actual clay bar would remove them.
     
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    yea i've got the fine grade wash mitt...i just detailed the jeep (used to spend 3+ hours with a medium grade claybar on the jeep) i used carpro trix and followed with the nanoskin. i went from 2 weeks of dirt on the jeep to completely cleaned, decontaminated, and re-sealed in under 5 hours.
     
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    nanoskin makes synthetic clay products. available as a rag, wash mitt, or pad to be used with a da polisher. it's a rubber like coating on the base material that works like clay but will last much longer than a traditional clay bar, covers more area, and if dropped just needs a quick rinse off and you're back in business. most of the products are around $50 but the wash mitt can be used up to 50 or 60 times where as traditional clay is good for 3 or 4 vehicles max and if it gets dropped it's garbage.
     
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    Looks beautiful