Claybar magic

Cleaning and detailing your Macan.
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MikeM
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Claybar magic

Post by MikeM » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:45 am

Two plus years and 25,000 miles, time to re apply sealant. So thorough wash, clay prep and check results. It came up well, no swirls or marks and good colour depth so no need to machine or hand polish. Applied Chemical Guys Jet Seal which gives one year protection. May also top with CG Butter Wet Wax next wash but for the moment it's just fine. This is the fourth car I have done this summer the others needed machine polishing to varying degrees but the one thing that always amazes me is the degree of contamination that is lifted through the claying process. My sons two year old white Polo GTI was covered especially on the flat surfaces, he lives in a city where fallout from surroundings is high. In the case of my Macan the most contaminated areas were rear hatch and doors below the crease line. Once clay process is completed the whole car will feel showroom smooth to the touch, you can then apply liquid sealant or wax and buff over so easily, very satisfying.
Check out the pictures

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Just clayed and re-sealed

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Just fold until clean and continue

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Contamination lifted

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New Clays and lubricant

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Clayed then 3 stages machine polish but it had not been done since new

Last edited by MikeM on Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
2008. Boxster S Sport: basalt black, black interior (sold)
2012. 991 S: aqua blue, platinum interior (sold)
2016. Macan Turbo: volcano grey, agate and pebble interior (current) http://www.porsche-code.com/PHKPBML4
2017. Deposit in for Macan Turbo facelift


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Semerka
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Claybar magic

Post by Semerka » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:32 am

That's a lot of work, well done! :)
NOW: Turbo in Night Blue with Black Leather & Carbon interior
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gasgas1
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Re: Claybar magic

Post by gasgas1 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:03 pm

is it just a case of rubbing the bar all over?


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MikeM
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Re: Claybar magic

Post by MikeM » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:32 pm

gasgas1 wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:03 pm
is it just a case of rubbing the bar all over?
Yes, but need to take some care, checkout the attached video for full description

2008. Boxster S Sport: basalt black, black interior (sold)
2012. 991 S: aqua blue, platinum interior (sold)
2016. Macan Turbo: volcano grey, agate and pebble interior (current) http://www.porsche-code.com/PHKPBML4
2017. Deposit in for Macan Turbo facelift


Mike and his Macan
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Re: Claybar magic

Post by Mike and his Macan » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:27 pm

Nice ... I’ll have to watch it again, I missed the clay bar bit.
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Re: Claybar magic

Post by Ferdie » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:05 am

Well done MikeM on your washing technique for having no noticeable swirl marks by 25kmiles, obviously a meticulous washing routine as well :D
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Re: Claybar magic

Post by Cheshire Cat » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:57 am

What is important when using a clay bar is to remove all the residue left by the clay bar, you can't see most of it. There are many products available that fall into the category of 'paint preparation', usually alcohol based, and then the paint can be sealed or waxed.


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Re: Claybar magic

Post by MCDK » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:46 pm

Clay bar does a great job but sounds like you were mostly removing tar when it's mostly on the rear and lower panels. Could have given it a rub with tar remover first to ease the process followed by a spray on fallout remover. Then a quick rub with clay bar will remove any remaining residue and your paint will be silky smooth.


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Re: Claybar magic

Post by gasgas1 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:19 am

3 years and 31000 miles, just cleaned with a bit of white sprit and a quick polish

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