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Chris6379



Member Since: 02 Jan 2016
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Northern Ireland 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Siberian Silver
To clay or not to clay

Hi Guys

Ive read mixed reviews about using a clay bar and one guy swears by using Bilt Hamber Kerrosal on the body work, as you would with BH wheel cleaner. Says its a great job, not harmful to body work and is obviously a lot less effort than claying. Has anyone else tried this method? Im a tad nervous about trying it. Confused 2018 SDV6 Dynamic - Silicon Silver
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Post #600542 Fri Jun 19 2020 8:38pm
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insiorc



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Scotland 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Firenze Red

Yes used both, but if using korrosol then keep it away from chromed plastic including wheel centres, bonnet/rear lettering and any on a grille etc. as it can mark it. I didn't think korrosol was a stand alone product though, more of a pre-clay product. It might be ok on a recently clayed body though but mine was well needing clayed.

For the clay bar, I found the BH medium clay was very hard I'd stick with the soft, but I'm not sure I'll ever use a clay bar again after recently using a clay mitt - much faster and easier and does as good a job. Also you can simply rinse it regularly under water and keep going (even if dropping it). I've done my sport and wife's evoque with it a few weeks ago and there is loads of life left in it, here is the one I got - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00K4U...&psc=1 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
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Post #600543 Fri Jun 19 2020 9:15pm
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Red Arrow



Member Since: 06 Jun 2017
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Agree with the mitt Thumbs Up

And the G3 one is great

Post #600552 Sat Jun 20 2020 12:44am
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Jjvd21



Member Since: 20 Dec 2011
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Clay bar 100% it is safe to use and takes the contaminants off the paint. Used it many times Thumbs Up 2019 RRS SVR / 2005 D3 HSE

Post #600554 Sat Jun 20 2020 6:34am
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DrRob



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Clay mitt Thumbs Up Bow down Visitor from fullfatrr.com
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Post #600555 Sat Jun 20 2020 8:19am
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Tyrefitter



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Fuji White

When I do a full decontamination i snowfoam BH auto foam,wash BH AW,Kerosol till it goes pink then powerwash off,tar remover Autosmart,another quick wash them BH clay bar using water with a very little BH AW.Get the soft clay bar as I’ve got the medium & I have to keep dropping it in hot water to soften it.
If you accidentally drop the clay on the floor bin it,I usually cut the clay bar into 4 quarters. Andy.
2015 RRS AB Fuji.

Post #600557 Sat Jun 20 2020 8:39am
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Chris6379



Member Since: 02 Jan 2016
Location: Saintfield
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Northern Ireland 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Siberian Silver
To clay or not to clay

Guys thanks for all your input, only problem now is my Bilt Hamber medium clay bar arrived this morning, looks like im gonna need to order a soft one now Rolling with laughter
Think ill order a mitt too while im at it 2018 SDV6 Dynamic - Silicon Silver
1994 200 TDI Defender
1996 300 TDI Defender - (gone)
2016 Evoque Convertible - gone (wifeys)
2014 Evoque - gone (wifeys)
2010 RRS 3.0 - gone (wifeys)
2007 SC Sport HST - gone
2007 TDV6 HSE - gone (x2)
2003 Disco TD5 - gone (x2)
1996 Disco 200 TDI - gone (x3)

Post #600588 Sat Jun 20 2020 8:14pm
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Tyrefitter



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Fuji White

Stick with the clay bar,drop it in boiling water to soften it. Andy.
2015 RRS AB Fuji.

Post #600589 Sat Jun 20 2020 8:19pm
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Chas9



Member Since: 28 Jul 2017
Location: East kilbride scotland
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Fuji White

I recently use Maguires clay bar kit. I was really impressed with finish. I had never used clay bar before well worth a go .

Post #600622 Mon Jun 22 2020 4:24am
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Chas9



Member Since: 28 Jul 2017
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Fuji White

Finish after clay bar

Post #600623 Mon Jun 22 2020 4:25am
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Chas9



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Fuji White

Finish after clay bar

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Post #600624 Mon Jun 22 2020 4:26am
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Chris6379



Member Since: 02 Jan 2016
Location: Saintfield
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Northern Ireland 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Siberian Silver

Hi Chas

Looks stunning mate. Fancy coming over to N.I and showing me how you got that clay finish, obviously ill let ya use my Sport as the demo motor. Rolling with laughter 2018 SDV6 Dynamic - Silicon Silver
1994 200 TDI Defender
1996 300 TDI Defender - (gone)
2016 Evoque Convertible - gone (wifeys)
2014 Evoque - gone (wifeys)
2010 RRS 3.0 - gone (wifeys)
2007 SC Sport HST - gone
2007 TDV6 HSE - gone (x2)
2003 Disco TD5 - gone (x2)
1996 Disco 200 TDI - gone (x3)

Post #600751 Wed Jun 24 2020 6:13pm
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