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paint work feels rough



Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
my paint work feels a bit rough, not silky smooth like it should after a good old wax, ive tried loads of differnt polishes but just cant shift the fine gritty s**t all over my car.

Am i gunna hav 2 go down the lines of claying the b**ch?
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
cool, do u just get the megs clay kit and just work it over the bodywork whilst spraying water then wash it all off?
 
  A well built VW
You might need something a bit more aggresive than megs if its really bad (which it sounds)

I usually just wash the car again with a stronger shampoo mix and use the suds as a lube
 
  Clio 172
i've used the megs one before, i've got the chemical guys clay at the moment. yea, wash the car, dry it, then use the mist to lubricate the surface and then rub the clay over the top to pick up all the contaminates that make it feel rough. when your done and it feels smooth you can move on to your next step, eg waxing or whatever.
 
  106 GTi
Be aware after claying you car will look worse than when you started so prepare to get the polish out after before you re seal/wax.
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
cool, i think the roughness is overspray from the bodyshop bit at work, doesnt feel lumpy just like real fine particles stuck 2 my paint almost like real fine sand
 
  Clio 172
cool, i think the roughness is overspray from the bodyshop bit at work, doesnt feel lumpy just like real fine particles stuck 2 my paint almost like real fine sand

that sounds like contaminates that a clay bar would remove. could be anything from tree sap to dust from a building site.
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
mite just leave it then, claying sounds like sumin i would fuk up. water still beeds up on it nice and looks real shiny so i will leave it or get sum1 else 2 do it i guess.
 
C

clvs2222

you cant f**k up claying, get it nice and wet and just apply light pressure. for the whole car, should take around an hour. be warned that any protection thats on the car will be removed. and you'll have to re-apply the sealents and wax afterwards.
 
  172 ph1
Yeh claying is a piece of cake so long as you use lube...although some clays you can just use water. Is a bit of effort but well worth it imo and your car looks/feels better once you reseal it. If a monkey like me can use clay sure you mate!
 
  Monaco RS Clio 172
I had doubts too.

bit the bullet, bought the megs clay kit.. mine felt rough too tbh.. and this DID resolve the problem.

it took me 2 hours to do the whole car with the clay bar, but that includes a good hosing down, a wash, hose off, wash AGAIN, hose off, as I didn't want to be dragging anything naughty around the paintwork.

my most useful tip I could give is take your time, for me cleaning the car is a break from sitting on my ass and watching the tele and/or very theraputic, so not a problem for me. taking your time is important with all aspects of car cleaning IMO.

rich is right too, when you are done, it will look a bit rough, so get the srp/polish of our choice out and give it a good go over. I only did/do this by hand as I don't have a machine polisher, and mine came out lovely with a good buff up afterwards.

then I applied egp, left for an hour, removed, waited 24 hours and then wax.

she looked her best since I bought her after that. :)

using megs clay kit is easy. just spray the "quick detailer" as the lube, clean a certain area at a time, remould when neccessary and simply wipe off the lube as you go with the microfibre provided.

easy as pie. :)

it is good to see people taking pride in their motors. :)

why pay all the money cars cost to run/maintain/buy and have it look dull and poor.. :)
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
cheers benmore thats really helped mite hav a crack at it in the workshop sat morning
 
  A well built VW
you cant f**k up claying,

I have to disagree Too much pressure + bit of grit etc = nice scratch

Just use a little pressure so its gliding over the surface and lube well ;) and you should be fine. It will look a lot worse after clay but the end result is well worth it
 
  ST
Indeed - anyone remember the pics of a Black 182 on here after it was clayed !!!!!

Marred and swirled to fvck IIRC...paint goes rather flat too after claying..i miss 'black beauty' but then i realise how much easier red is to keep i don't think i'd go back..tho that said a carbon black M3 would be awesome..
 
  ST
Indeed but when it got to the point where you cringe every time you did a basic wash and 'pat-dry' it got a bit tiresome..
 

TheEvilGiraffe

South East - Essex
ClioSport Area Rep
Indeed - anyone remember the pics of a Black 182 on here after it was clayed !!!!!

Like this ? ...:

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:D
 


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