Hi everyone. Have to give a shout out to using a clay bar on my car. I'm sure there are probably other threads about it also. My recent '55 vert. purchase, sat for 4 years in a heated garage with a flannel cover on it. Before anything else, I decided to clean it. The paint, although very nice, felt gritty/dirty. I put it on the lift and raised it to waist level for easy cleaning. I did the entire passenger side with a quality polish and it looked much nicer when done. But, I thought I could still feel something in the paint. I decided to use the clay bar on the trunk. Wow. What a difference in comparison to the polish. The paint was every bit as clean looking but much smoother. Didn't feel anymore grit. I don't know how the clay bar works, but it does work. Going to finish the remaining car with the clay bar and I'll even go over the passenger side again. Then a coat of wax. My oldest daughter gave me a gift of a wax I believe called "Pinnacle" and it's formulated for red and black cars. I used in on my maroon C6 Corvette and it does a great job. Easy on and off. I should have the car done tomorrow, Carmine.
The clay bar treatment works great, I uses it on 55 as well as my daily drivers. After using the clay bar I then use a liquid polish and then a liquid wax to finish the process. I use the Mequiars Ultimate Polish and then the Ultimate liquid wax. I do this with a wheel to make it much easier.