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    Just discovered the all mighty clay bar

    Someone should slap me for never using one before.

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    I've heard of a clay bar but never used one. Did you use it on your headlights? They're super clear! My '02 has 145,xxx miles and has plenty of chips. Used a turtle wax headlight restorer kit and it's a little better but not near as clear as yours!
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    Great job.That bugeye is smoother than a newborn's ass!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002SubieWRX View Post
    I've heard of a clay bar but never used one. Did you use it on your headlights? They're super clear! My '02 has 145,xxx miles and has plenty of chips. Used a turtle wax headlight restorer kit and it's a little better but not near as clear as yours!
    No I did not use the clay bar on the lights (Wouldn't have been a bad idea though) but I do put plastic-safe wax on them with every wash. They're also only a year old.

    And believe me, plenty of paint chips here too. My phone did a great job at hiding those :P I currently have 127k on the odo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uh Oh View Post
    No I did not use the clay bar on the lights (Wouldn't have been a bad idea though) but I do put plastic-safe wax on them with every wash. They're also only a year old.

    And believe me, plenty of paint chips here too. My phone did a great job at hiding those :P I currently have 127k on the odo.
    How much and where did you get your new headlights for? What clay bar did you get?
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    I have been using Mothers California Gold Clay bar since 2003. The current kit has 2 bars of clay now.

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    I'd suggest ripping it into chunks. That way when you drop it, you don't hate the world for dropping $20.

    Also, the ones you drop, use for your windows. Instant detailer, clay, and a clean microfiber make for amazing looking windows. On the inside I use Stoner's.
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    Good thought. My window for sure could use it. I'll try that out. Thanks.
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    I used Meguier's Clay kit. 20 bucks at Autozone. I used the spray wax it came with, and then Meguier's Carnauba afterwards.

    Edit: The lights are ebay lights. I think I paid $180 for the pair. The lights I bought the car with had foggy laminx covers on them, and the residue it left wasn't worth cleaning off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uh Oh View Post
    I used Meguier's Clay kit. 20 bucks at Autozone. I used the spray wax it came with, and then Meguier's Carnauba afterwards.

    Edit: The lights are ebay lights. I think I paid $180 for the pair. The lights I bought the car with had foggy laminx covers on them, and the residue it left wasn't worth cleaning off.
    Looks good. Thanks for the tips and product recommendations.
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    Anytime!
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    Clay works wonders for that stuck on grime.. essential for any exterior detailing job.

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    I just clayed my SRP sedan bugeye, and I swear it went from almost a maroonish red to a much brighter, orangey red that is beautiful!

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    I discovered Meguiar's Clay bar this weekend as well. It took off all the rough grime that I could not remove previously from the hatch. It was very simple and easy to use. Afterwards, I did a quick polish and wax. I have never had a car that felt so smooooth.

    Great lookin' car btw!

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