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Old 02-21-2010, 04:45 PM
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Looks good Scatpack, I got a question for you. 1 where did you get the grille insert.
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It does look real good, I love using the clay bar. Now you can't drive it until the snow is gone!!
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Looks good Scatpack, I got a question for you. 1 where did you get the grille insert.
Hey I got it off ebay actualy, the first thing I ever ordered off there. It was like $200 shiped to my door, it took like 20min to install. I like it alot the only thing is i lost my bug deflector putting it on . O well i actualy like it without it

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It does look real good, I love using the clay bar. Now you can't drive it until the snow is gone!!
I know man its supposed to snow tomorrow haha. Im hoping it dosnt to keep the shine for a bit longer
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Looks great. Clay bars rock!! My kit came with a small bottle of polishing compound to use after the clay, and before the wax. I've got some clearcoat damage on my roof and hood, still noticable, but looks one heck of alot better.
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should you wax after you clay bar
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I think it would be a good idea. It was my first time doing a clay bar treatment to my truck. i think i will definatly put a wax on after. I will be doing a wax this weekend since i'm too busy during the week to do it
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Excellent job! I use those same products from the same store! Nice and shiny!
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It's important to wax it after since the clay bar removes most of the wax. Here's the Mother's recommended regime for vehicle care. I follow it as close as I can during the summer, and in the winter it get washed weekly in the local bay and a spray wax every 2nd week.
http://www.detailguide.com/index.html
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Clay kits are the way to go! Your vehicle is as soft as butter!! Scat, your truck looks brand new!!! I bet you keep going outside to look at it, aren't ya???
I feel the same way when I shave myself. Nice and clean looking, can't help but keep looking at it. I wish I could post pics, but...

Looking great, I love your truck. Makes me miss my '03 Ram 1500 Hemi more and more. Can't wait to get back to work and driving a truck again. Black looks sharp on a Ram, although black is a high maintenance colour.

For anyone considering using a clay bar, also keep in mind that different clay bars come in different "grits" or different compounding qualities. There are clay bars that are considered medium and some are considered heavy when it comes to removal of paint defects and imperfections. Most off the shelf brands are pretty good. Personally I use 3M for all my detailing products, although it costs as much as a CAI. You can use regular carwash soap for lubricant, and keep sure you never use it dry. You always have to wax after you use a clay bar. I recommend going over it with a light polish, then a paste wax and finally a sealant. That should be done maybe once every 6 months depending on the environment you live in.
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Hmmm, Incognito, doesnt the wax go on after the sealant?

I'm using 'just' a synthetic (polymer) sealant,,, (NXT 2.0)

Thought about adding a true 'wax' after sealing, but I was running out of daylight,,,,
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