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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-15-2003, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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Clay Bar or Wet Sand

Can't decide between the two. Which would give me a better mirror finish on my car...im starting to see some blurry spots on the paint.



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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-15-2003, 08:36 AM
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i LOVE my claybar, but i've never wetsanded. so heres a vote for the clay!
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-15-2003, 02:52 PM
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wet sanding will take the texture(orangepeel) out of the paint. I would not do this unless you have ALOT of experience doing this and using a buffer. Stick with the clay it's very forgiving.
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i wouldnt wet sand it myself, i would go have it done somewhere



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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-17-2003, 06:50 PM
 
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Clay bar for sure!!!! Only wetsand if there is some major problems with the paint. I only wetsand if there is trash or texture in new paint or if the paint has a light scratch in it. Be careful sanding or using the highspeed buffer if you sand for whatever reason. Also, if you use a highspeed buffer make sure you use the appropriate pads and compound material. I like the 3M brand "egg carton looking: foam pads and 3M finessit finishing compound. Anyway, that's my answer. Use the clay bar.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2003, 09:59 AM
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I agree... clay bar it first for sure... THEN wet sand if necessary...

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2003, 04:36 PM
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Try the claybar first. If it does not clear up the "dull spots" then try Griots Garage compounds there are three. Goto www.Griotsgarage.com they are expensive but, the stuff works...
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2003, 04:37 PM
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Sorry for not adding this in last post. Do not by the Porter Cable orbital buffer from Giots. Lowes has them for 79.95.
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-24-2003, 09:51 PM
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wet sanding, is like waxing, claybaring, and buffing put together. it makes a cars paint look brand new, it takes swirl marks out, orange peel, scratches, any imperfections, and removes oxidation. i vote for wet sanding, it is harder but way worth it.
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wet sanding, is like waxing, claybaring, and buffing put together. it makes a cars paint look brand new, it takes swirl marks out, orange peel, scratches, any imperfections, and removes oxidation. i vote for wet sanding, it is harder but way worth it.

It also removes some of the clear coat.

Do not wetsand unless there is some serious problems with the paint or a pretty good scratch you want to remove. Clay bar first and see what it does. I only wetsand as the last alternative.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for all the responses, im going to go ahead and claybar it, then if necessary i will wet sand, but i highly doubt that after using the claybar i will have to wet sand, now ive just got to go get some of this stuff



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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-05-2020, 03:28 AM
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To me its always a clay bar. Imagine how stylish it would look when your park your car with clay bar finish on your concrete driveway!! Splendid isn't it?
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Clay bar for sure!!!! Only wetsand if there is some major problems with the paint. I only wetsand if there is trash or texture in new paint or if the paint has a light scratch in it. Be careful sanding or using the highspeed buffer if you sand for whatever reason. https://www.roofingservicesmelbourne...-to-avoid-them
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