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Two things can you guys explain to this Dinosaur what is a clay bar , and what is it supposed to do. The second is I have one of those after market protection finishes on my truck paint etc it is supposed not be necessary to wax, it certainly makes it a lot easier to wash and keep clean. Has anyone waxed one of these protection finishes, what is the benefits if any and what is the overhaul effect,
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you still need to wax you truck.. and the clay bar is available on line or at your auto parts store.. you use the clay bar to remove dirt that is in you paint.. there are several posts on this Form on detailing check them out.. but wax that truck !!!
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There's many different brands of Clay Bar kits. Basically it's a bar of clay that you rub on the surface of your truck after you spray on some lubricant (soapy water). When you rub the clay on the paint, it picks up all the contaminants stuck to your paint.



That aftermarket paint protection that supposedly you don't need to wax if fine, but if you want your truck to look even better then you should wax with a good wax. You could go with a one step wax or a kit that has two or three steps. It's all up to you and how much time you want to put into it.

There's a lot of good sites that have how too's like www.mothers.com and www.autogeek.com and www.meguiars.com all have how to sections.
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Well once my 15" of snow decides to melt and the weather gets above 0* I plan on buying this kit from Autogeek.com: http://www.autogeek.net/xmtpocainswr Add a little of this: http://www.autogeek.net/dp-wheel-glazel for the wheels and a few days to do it all in and I'll compare my truck with that truck any day! If anyone has thought of doing this, there are some good video's on this site that shows you some good techniques of appling with the PC. I say we have a competition to see who can come closest in results to the one pictured!
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There's many different brands of Clay Bar kits. Basically it's a bar of clay that you rub on the surface of your truck after you spray on some lubricant (soapy water). When you rub the clay on the paint, it picks up all the contaminants stuck to your paint.



That aftermarket paint protection that supposedly you don't need to wax if fine, but if you want your truck to look even better then you should wax with a good wax. You could go with a one step wax or a kit that has two or three steps. It's all up to you and how much time you want to put into it.

There's a lot of good sites that have how too's like www.mothers.com and www.autogeek.com and www.meguiars.com all have how to sections.
Thank's for the information
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aside from the waxing/polishing that truck may also have custom paint(metallic,candy) just my two cents..
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True but it might just be elaborate lighting, a pro wax job, and photo editing a la wermbag style.
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Well, depending on your truck's age, it may take this:

1. Wash well. Dry
2. Claybar
3. Wash again. Dry
4. Wax
5. Polish

There's some good websites on detailing paint out there.
switch 4 and 5. its polish then wax
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nice but i like my truck a little dirty being a 4x4 and all
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Ok, rookie here.......How badly could someone with NO CLAY BAR experience mess up their blue truck. OBVIOUSLY I am not speaking about my blue truck....because I know how to check blinker fluid! But for those out there who have blue 4x4 6.7l 2500 lifted trucks and want to try this "clay bar" deal....how hard would it be and would their husband kill them after returning from Afghanistan IF said truck was damaged?
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