Is it possible to over lubricate when clay baring. Basically having the clay bar glide to easily and not allowing it to pick up all the contaminates. Or does it matter how much you use, as long as the clay bar glides smoothly over the paint?
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from my experience,,, it doesn't matter, the clay bar pics up anything that is above the paints surface... its better to be wetter!
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What you should be concerned about is not lubing enough, not over lubing [unless you use expensive products and care if you waste it]. If your clay grabs the paint, you need more lubrication. In theory, lube isn't going to "buildup" to the point where your bar doesn't work effectively, so spray away!
What are you using as your lube?
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Megu. Ultimate Detail. I am using their paint restore kit and this is my first time claybaring, love the results so far, still have 1/2 the car to finish up.
I usually only use about half a bottle of the spray stuff when I clay.
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yeah, one can go through alot when claying...like said above "the wetter, the better", if you hit a dry spot, you risk marring the paint.
Use the cheaper quick detailer when claying. No sense going expensive when you're about to throw polish or wax on it.
Buy some ONR and use that for clay lube. It's a fraction of the cost of quick detailer products.
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suprised no one mention this. I use ricardos clay and there is "mild" and "aggressive" I noticed some other companies also offer the same. If your paint is full of crap then you may want to use a more agressive clay
Thanks for the replies guys. I got her all claybared, hand polished and waxed. I used about 3/4 of a bottle on the car. One thing I did notice, the rear of the Maggie was nasty it dirtied up the clay quicker then the rest of the car.
After using a whole bottle of detail spray I just stick with a lot of soap and water
Can't over lubricate. Clay bars do more than pull contaminates out of the paint, they are also a polishing device. All clay bars also polish, some are more aggressive than others. If you use a bar that's labeled as "Aggressive" you will probably need to use a good glaze afterwards.
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