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    Quote Originally Posted by MGLT View Post
    Yup. It's easy to use. Wash the car first. Dry it (or at least get most of the water off), then spray every body panel and the wheels with IronX. Then I go back around the car and agitate it with a damp sponge. Any iron contaminants will turn purple and lift off of the paint.
    Once you see a lot of purple, rinse the car off, dry it, and then it's ready for clay. The IronX step only takes about 15-20 minutes. You'll be amazed how much smoother the paint feels after just that step.

    Just be warned though that IronX smells absolutely terrible.
    Looks like I got one more product to get. Looked at the videos, good stuff. Would you use this on the undercarriage too or would that do more damage than good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LPIKL View Post
    Looks like I got one more product to get. Looked at the videos, good stuff. Would you use this on the undercarriage too or would that do more damage than good?

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    I don't think I'd bother using it on the underside of the car. It wouldn't damage anything, but I don't think it would really do much good. For my cars that get driven through winter, I try to get to the coin op car wash and blast the underside the best I could with the pressure washer at least twice a month to get rid of salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MGLT View Post
    I don't think I'd bother using it on the underside of the car. It wouldn't damage anything, but I don't think it would really do much good. For my cars that get driven through winter, I try to get to the coin op car wash and blast the underside the best I could with the pressure washer at least twice a month to get rid of salt.
    Guess there's a product opportunity shark tank here we come!

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    IronX I gotta try that!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MGLT View Post
    It looks like the Meguiars kit.

    You can actually brake the clay bars in half so you can get 4 uses out of a box. The first time you clay bar a car, it's a lot of work. If you regularly wash the car though, the next times it will need to be clayed will be much easier! Wax or sealants will also last a lot longer and adhere better to perfectly clean paint. Well worth the effort!
    I use chunks something the size of about a half dollar and less than 1/8" thick when I do the maintenance rubs. Initial, you want a lot of material, but after that, you can go pretty small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastGT94 View Post
    I use chunks something the size of about a half dollar and less than 1/8" thick when I do the maintenance rubs. Initial, you want a lot of material, but after that, you can go pretty small.
    Good advice, I'll break up the 2nd bar in smaller pieces. Thanks!

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    I used a clay bar for the first time this summer and it worked awesome .

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    Clay bars are the best. Years ago had my work van over sprayed w white paint while a stupid worker painted inside w an exhaust fan on right by my truck. Clayed it and removed all of it. Been using on everything since.


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