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I hate doing it but it had to be done...

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#1 OFFLINE   Michigan Max

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:22 PM

After only 7 months of ownership, most of those being winter, I knew I was gonna have to clay bar my Max. The rear hatch was the worst part with these spots everywhere:


Took me almost 2 hours on the hatch alone to get rid of the spots.

Almost 4 hours total to wash, clay bar and wax.


Edited by Michigan Max, 26 May 2013 - 07:23 PM.

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#2 OFFLINE   Jus-A-CMax


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:00 AM

I did mine the day I got it - clay, paint seal and wax. Wallah. Its due for another one at the end of this summer.

#3 OFFLINE   Adair


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:50 AM

Ok, silly chick is gonna have to Google clay bar ;)

#4 OFFLINE   salsaguy


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:48 AM

clay bar removes the oxidation and debris that gets stuck in your paint without scratching it. makes it feel super glossy smooth again so you can wax effortlessly and bring back the new car shine.

get a McGuiars kit for the whole package. recommended once or twice a year



Edited by salsaguy, 29 May 2013 - 02:49 AM.

#5 OFFLINE   Adair


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:02 AM

Thanks SalsaGuy......Sounds like fun!

#6 OFFLINE   fotomoto


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

Sounds like fun!


It's not.  Lots of elbow grease required but the sooner and more often one does it the easier it is.  Cars with years of neglect will take hours so it's best to stay ahead of the game like Michigan Max is doing.    I did my ruby red in preparation for applying paint protection in the opti-coat thread http://fordcmaxhybri...ny-one-try-yet/    and it was pretty easy as the paint was in still in great shape being only 5 weeks old but it was still amazing how much the clay picked up even after a really, really good hand wash.  Use lots of lubrication (must resist inserting crass sexual joke here).  :hysterical:

Edited by fotomoto, 29 May 2013 - 08:38 AM.

#7 OFFLINE   zhackwyatt


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:23 PM

Check out the five step system. http://www.meguiarso...-Cycle-Updated!

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