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Old 02-20-2010, 06:32 PM
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Dam that is one nice looking ride and that one heck of a job you did on it, thanks for the tip i will definatly look into that.
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I recommend it to anyone looking to clean their truck!
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looks awesome, now I gotta go clean mine.
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Wow! That does look as smooth as glass.
You have a great looking Ram indeed.

I once clayed my Magnum and by the end of the night my whole upper body was cramping up from all of work that I put into it.
It definitely paid off tho in the end.
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It is definatly worth it! I'm planing on waxing bi-weekly now. I love the look of a polish/wax. Lot of work but all the looks are even worth it haha
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Looks great Scat . If you have some spare time , I wonder how a Intense Blue Ram would look . Maybe you can show me how to clay my vehicle(s) .
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Came out great! How long did it take you to clay it? What do you wax with?
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Looks great Scat . If you have some spare time , I wonder how a Intense Blue Ram would look . Maybe you can show me how to clay my vehicle(s) .
I dont know how an intense blue will look, maybe you should post pics agter your done haha. In all seriousnes man its easy to do, not as hard as a wax paste. With this is just spray, run the clay and wipe it off. Not hard or as time consuming as a paste wax.

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It took me about 2.5 hours to do the whole truck. The kit comes with everything you need. It comes with the detailer spray, the clay bars and the micro-fiber towel. All you do is spray, clay and wipe. Its straight forward, not bad at all. I didnt use an actual wax, but I think you can if you want to
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Scat, your truck looks absolutely fantastic man, nice job!!! That's dedication, to do it in the cold weather like that! I'm waiting for the first warm day without rain to tackle mine!

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Yep, the Clay Bar treatment is GREAT for getting the imbedded scud out of your paint!. I recently did it to my 'new' 09 before applying good coat of NXT 2.0.

There was very little 'grime' in the 09's paint,,,, (you can tell by how 'dirty' the clay gets) There was only a little bit on the top of the cab and on the hood,,, didn't pick up much of anything on the fenders/doors/tailgate.

I clay barred a 8 yr old truck with good paint, and it REALLY REALLY did wonders to the SHINE!!!!

If your paint is in good shape, an easy way to tell if your truck (car) can benefit from a clay bar treatment is to run your hand across a freshly washed hood,,, If ya feel any little tiny microscopic 'specs', it's time for the bar!!!!

The bar will not work miracles, meaning, if your paint is badly oxidized or just plain 'shot', the bar will not make it look new again.

Another thing to keep in mind...

The clay bar doesn't add anything to your paint,,, it actually can take a very very small amount of clearcoat off, so using the clay bar treatment too often is unnecessary, and may be detrimental.

Cay bar it only 'when it needs it', and just keep a good coat of wax (or paint sealer) on your truck... Enjoy!
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