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After 7 hours of detailing the outside of my car I am finally done. My wife even commented on the car, and she never does that. I was outside so long, my neighbors went to a wedding and came back, and I was still working on the car. This was my first time washing the car, I just picked it up last wednesday. This car is pretty eash to wash except that the grill is hard to get dry, water just keeps pouring out. Anyways, after that I clayed the entire car. This was my first new car I have ever clayed, I wasn't expecting much to come out of the paint, but I was wrong. I pulled out a lot of black specks. Most of my customers cars usually have a layer of winter grime on them before I clay them, so I'm expecting nasty stuff to come off those cars. But since mine is new I wasn't really expecting it. Although it was built 2 months ago. I followed the clay with another wash to get any residue off. After that I applied a layer of klasse AIO and buffed off with microfiber cloths, then I applied a layer of klasse SG. I thought this car already looked good, but now it even looks better. I finished off by putting glass polish on the windows (inside and out) and applying plastic polish on the headlights and tail lights. This car is sexy. I will be applying another coat of SG next weekend to bring out a little more depth. Nothing beats driving this car in England, I get so many stares it feels like driving an exotic sports car, especially now that it is clean.
 

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No she doesn't own it lol. She can't even drive it, she doesn't have a British license. So I have to drive her everywhere. I took some pictures of the car after I did the klasse, but my computer won't recognize my camera, so for now I have no pics.
 

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After 7 hours of detailing the outside of my car I am finally done. My wife even commented on the car, and she never does that. I was outside so long, my neighbors went to a wedding and came back, and I was still working on the car. This was my first time washing the car, I just picked it up last wednesday. This car is pretty eash to wash except that the grill is hard to get dry, water just keeps pouring out. Anyways, after that I clayed the entire car. This was my first new car I have ever clayed, I wasn't expecting much to come out of the paint, but I was wrong. I pulled out a lot of black specks. Most of my customers cars usually have a layer of winter grime on them before I clay them, so I'm expecting nasty stuff to come off those cars. But since mine is new I wasn't really expecting it. Although it was built 2 months ago. I followed the clay with another wash to get any residue off. After that I applied a layer of klasse AIO and buffed off with microfiber cloths, then I applied a layer of klasse SG. I thought this car already looked good, but now it even looks better. I finished off by putting glass polish on the windows (inside and out) and applying plastic polish on the headlights and tail lights. This car is sexy. I will be applying another coat of SG next weekend to bring out a little more depth. Nothing beats driving this car in England, I get so many stares it feels like driving an exotic sports car, especially now that it is clean.
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never heard the term before?  what do you mean by clayed the car?  also is Klasse a british product?  never heard of or seen that name before.
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Clay bars are used to take contaminents out of the paint. If you have ever ran your hand across your paint even after being washed and waxed, you probably noticed that you can feel tiny bumps. You can't see them but you can feel them. These are contaminents that come from the road and pollution in the air. These need taken out before you wax or they will get sealed in and cause swirl marks. A clay bar is exactly what the name implies, it is a bar of clay. It is about the size of those free bars of soap you get in hotels, and it feels just like play-dough. Using it is simple, you just use spray lubricant such as quick detailer spray, spray it on a 2 sq ft area and drag the clay across the paint. Lubrication is the key otherwise the bar will get stuck. Afterwards the paint will feel as smooth as glass. After claying you must wax as it takes off all wax. You do not want to leave the paint unprotected. As for klasse, it is made in Germany. It is imported into San Francisco and then distributed across to retailers in the U.S. It is available at a lot of places but I have never seen it in a store. You usually have to order it. I order klasse and most of my other supplies from autogeek.net If you want more info on clay or any other detailing techniques, that site has a How-To section. Plus you can just search the internet.
 

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[quote author=green_fusion link=topic=44519.msg682638#msg682638 date=1146063575]
Clay bars are used to take contaminents out of the paint. If you have ever ran your hand across your paint even after being washed and waxed, you probably noticed that you can feel tiny bumps. You can't see them but you can feel them. These are contaminents that come from the road and pollution in the air. These need taken out before you wax or they will get sealed in and cause swirl marks. A clay bar is exactly what the name implies, it is a bar of clay. It is about the size of those free bars of soap you get in hotels, and it feels just like play-dough. Using it is simple, you just use spray lubricant such as quick detailer spray, spray it on a 2 sq ft area and drag the clay across the paint. Lubrication is the key otherwise the bar will get stuck. Afterwards the paint will feel as smooth as glass. After claying you must wax as it takes off all wax. You do not want to leave the paint unprotected. As for klasse, it is made in Germany. It is imported into San Francisco and then distributed across to retailers in the U.S. It is available at a lot of places but I have never seen it in a store. You usually have to order it. I order klasse and most of my other supplies from autogeek.net    If you want more info on clay or any other detailing techniques, that site has a How-To section. Plus you can just search the internet.
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I added some pics of my car in the sun to my cardomain page. The klasse really brings the color out.
The link is at the bottom of my posts next to my signature.
 
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