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Started the process of claying Shiro. It actually works and to see the dirt coming off out of no where is amazing! The feel of the paint is like glass

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Old 07-05-2010, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Started the process of claying Shiro. It actually works and to see the dirt coming off out of no where is amazing! The feel of the paint is like glass

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Old 07-05-2010, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good feelin, ain't it?
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of course it works....lol... it cleans the clear coat. You should seal, glaze, wax right after.
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Yes it does work great!!



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It adds 5 HP from a slicker paint surface.

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I really thought the car was a lot cleaner since I purchased it with 233 miles in January 2010 and now has 2,800 miles. The pics show the dirt and grime in about a six square inch area after one pass with clay. It really took 5-6 passes with clean clay to pull 97% of the dirt and grime out of the pockets in the clear coat. I suppose this looks much worse on white, but if you have a dark color don't be fooled. It won't be just one pass.

Once done, I'll use Meguair's Ultimate Compound and the Ultimate Quik Wax. Time invested for claying will be about 6-7 hours.

By the way, using the Polishin' Pal for the claying has really helped, but investing in a DA polisher with the Paintwork Clay Pad will be a GREAT future investment that I am putting on the Christmas list - maybe the wedding anniversary list
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It really took 5-6 passes with clean clay to pull 97% of the dirt and grime out of the pockets in the clear coat.
Oh man, I hear you can get this down to 4 passes with a little practice.

So just for you I'll let you practice on my Nismo next weekend, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it after claying my car for 5 hours.

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Oh man, I hear you can get this down to 4 passes with a little practice.

So just for you I'll let you practice on my Nismo next weekend, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it after claying my car for 5 hours.

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No problem - at $60 an hour, bring $250 (friend discount of $50) with you - 2 $100s and 1 $50 is fine. You buy the detail kit, cleaner, polish, and wax. TROOPER will end up with nothing but a wet shine

This will be cheap - my rate will go up with practice under my belt but you'll still get the "friend" discount.

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TROOPER will end up with nothing but a wet shine
That's a sweet offer, but I can get a "wet shine" from the Chinese Massage place down the road for $20
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That's a sweet offer, but I can get a "wet shine" from the Chinese Massage place down the road for $20
You Brits know all the good places. However, TROOPER won't look any different if your able to open your eyes after that visit.
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So why is my Jeep Rubicon clayed in an hour with a lot less dirt and the Nismo took at least 9- the Jeep is out side too. Is S.C. and Alabama air that dirty?
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If it was a Miata door you could do it in under 5 minutes and there would be no dirt at all...

I will be claying my Z when I get back home...
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