Hi Bob, So post back with your results please.
Other, and myself would like to know how it turned out.
If you have succeded in getting a Clay Bar, a few tips to remember.
If you can, tear the clay bar in two. Using 1/2 of the bar, flatten it
out like a small pancake. be sure that the truck is totally clean (just
Use plenty of spray detailer as you go, constantly spraying ahead of the
Bar, and do a Foot Square, or so section at a time.
It helps to have a clean, fairly damp towel to wipe the cleaned area
after, then continue on.
Start at the Top of the Vehicle (Roof-Hood) then work your way down to
the top of the Fenders, top of the Doors, Top of the rear Quarters, and
As you are going with the Clay Bar, you will "feel" the bar actually
working. At first it will feel like you are rubbing the bar over a
piece of sandpaper. You may even hear the grittiness of the bar against
the paint as you use the Bar.
That is actually the dirt-crud stuck to the paint. the bar produces
results quite quickly, and you will be able to feel when a section is
done to move onto the next area. Wipe with the damp towel, and move on.
You will probably notice some clay bar residue stuck to the paint as you
go. Don't worry about it, it will come off with either Wax, or
repeating the use os the spray detailer.
The most important tip: Don't drop the Bar!
If you drop the bar, it will pick up debris, little stones etc., and you
don't want to be rubbing this into-over your finish. If you drop the
bar, throw it away, and then use the other 1/2. That's why it is wise
to always break the bar in two.
As you go, fold over the Bar like a piece of silly putty to expose a
clean area of the Bar.
I usually then hand glaze the vehicle afterwards, and then apply a good
When done, a wax towel should literally slide right off the car, it will
be that smooth, just like a baby's bottom! mark