Omen87
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Location: Central Kansas

Freshly Washed and Clay Bar-ed!

Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:38 pm

Washed her today and took a Mothers clay bar to her. The car had a nasty case of something I learned is called industrial fallout. It had little rust colored specks all over it which I guess are tiny pieces of metal that float in the air in areas with certain industry present and embed themselves in the paint. It's especially fond of white cars since they show the rust color quite nicely.

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The wife's Escape will have to wait for another day. :lol:
2012 Oxford White Focus Electric

Focused_Rob
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Re: Freshly Washed and Clay Bar-ed!

Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:02 pm

Here's a shot of my 2012 FFE shortly after plasti dipping them wheels.
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scottt
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Re: Freshly Washed and Clay Bar-ed!

Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:27 am

Has anyone else Plasti-Dipped their wheels? Thx!
2015 Magnetic FFE (aka Magneto) - Retired
2017 Kona Blue FFE (aka King Kona) - Current

campfamily
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Location: Southern California

Re: Freshly Washed and Clay Bar-ed!

Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:50 am

Not the wheels, but I'm thinking about it. I did plasti-dip my front "grill". Easy to do, and I like the way it came out.
GONE - 2015 FFE, Magnetic with leather interior, debadged & tinted
38,500 miles (since May 2015), average 246 Wh/mile

REPLACED WITH - 2018 Tesla Model3, LR RWD, Obsidian Black
11,000 miles (since Nov 2018), average 235 Wh/mile

scottt
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Re: Freshly Washed and Clay Bar-ed!

Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:25 pm

I used Plasti-Dip all over my Mini. But not on the wheels (they were already black).

I'm curious if the back of the wheels would have to be done as well? what about the lug nuts.

Hoping to find someone who's already "been there done that" :D
2015 Magnetic FFE (aka Magneto) - Retired
2017 Kona Blue FFE (aka King Kona) - Current

sonny917
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Re: Freshly Washed and Clay Bar-ed!

Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:21 pm

Looking good. ;)

riggin
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Re: Freshly Washed and Clay Bar-ed!

Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:34 pm

Neat looking one! Starting to like the white ones.

Simiglen
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Re: Freshly Washed and Clay Bar-ed!

Tue May 29, 2018 10:08 pm

I know it has been a year since you did this, but please tell me you waxed the car after claying it. The clay takes off wax also.

driver123
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Re: Freshly Washed and Clay Bar-ed!

Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:58 am

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ScottRon
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Re: Freshly Washed and Clay Bar-ed!

Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:34 am

Simiglen wrote:I know it has been a year since you did this, but please tell me you waxed the car after claying it. The clay takes off wax also.
I had no idea you're supposed to wax after claying. Good to know! I'm actually going to do all this today, weather permitting.

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