Detailing Finally clayed and polished

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by P11YLJ, Saturday 12th Sep, 2015.

  1. P11YLJ Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    After owning my accord for two and bit years I have finally managed to get a bit of time to try and sort out the paintwork.

    Only managed to sort out one side today so her are a few close up reflection shots of it looking a lot better.

    Please ignore the hideous arch gap, I do plan to rectify this as soon as I can sort out the funds.
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Good work @P11YLJ make sure you give her a coat of wax once you're done polishing :Smile:
     
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  3. P11YLJ Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Yet all clayed, polished and then used some dodo juice wax, before trying out some opti seal I have sat around and never used. Finally the paint is smooth and protected.
     
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  4. Alexknight91 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    That clay certainly looks to have done a job! What do you use?
     
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  5. P11YLJ Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I used bilt hamber clay which I think was the medium version. This one only needs water as a lubricant according to the instructions but I still used the meguairs nxt quick detailed that I had spare. I had to fold the clay in on itself a number of times and that was just the passenger. New bit of clay required for the rest of the car now though!
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Sounds like it's not been clayed for sometime.
     
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  7. P11YLJ Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Not for a very long time as I haven't previously done it and no idea if previous owner did. Glad I have got it done now though.
     
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  8. Nighthawk Guest

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    I use the medium bilt hamber clay bar as well - always done a great job and is perfectly happy using just water as lubricant.
     
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  9. P11YLJ Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    It is a good product and always does what I need it too.
     
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  10. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    ^^Another vote for the Bilt-Hamber clay here...:Thumbup:
     
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  11. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    You used the whole bar and you still need more?
    you should cut the bar into 6 pieces and use a piece at a time folding it on itself all the time looking for cleaner bits of clay. Half a bar should be enough for a whole car
     
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  12. P11YLJ Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi @wanner69 it was just the last of the clay bar I had which I had previously split into 4 or 5 bits. I had two bits left but when I came to use it I found the last couple of bits had melted inside the box so was a case of getting out what I could. The rest is pretty useless now so need a new box.

    The first pic is after folding it over a number of times already having done other sections. I have never had a car this bad before though so was quite shocked at how much came off and how dirty the clay kept getting.

    Thanks for the feedback though.
     
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  13. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    Ah ok. Buddy, I used to use bilt hamber bars but have since moved onto the G3 clay mitt, far quicker and easier than traditional bars
     
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  14. P11YLJ Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I saw something about this on one of the detailing sites on Facebook recently. I guess you can't keep folding it over for a clean section though. Is it a case of one car per mitt as the clay is part of the mitt?
     
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  15. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    The mitt will be good for quite a few cars, have a search on you tube for how to's etc
     
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  16. P11YLJ Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    As I need a new clay bar I may give the mitt a go and see how I get on with it then. If it works then I may treat the wife's car to a bit of a clean.
     
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  17. wanner69 Detailing & Styling Trader

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    It works a treat
     
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  18. P11YLJ Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    New update to this thread coming soon then once I have purchased and had the time to actually use it.
     
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  19. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :likeit:
     
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