Will a Clay Bar remove oxidation???
Posted 08 October 2001 - 07:21 PM
Posted 08 October 2001 - 07:39 PM
See "oxidation" in dictionary, the breaking apart of the molecular bond, etc, etc.
A clay is not agressive enough to do so.
You may wipe an "oil" type product on the surface to create an optical illusion of removing oxidations, but once the oils evaporate, the condition is still evident. (I.E, think of women's make-up)
There are two ways to remove oxidation short of sanding and repainting.
One is to "chemically" remove the majority and then do a light polishing with a rotary buffer, correct pad, product.
Two, use an agressive compound, cutting pad and abrade it from the surface, followed by polishing with a correct polishing pad and polishing product.
Posted 08 October 2001 - 07:54 PM
Just a lot of common sense regarding most concerns.
Not labels, not how something works on one or two vehicles, but lots and lots, thousands of them, it is really just thinking things through.
But, I also enjoy having the opportunity to share with all of you what I provide the vehicle manufacturers. Seems that a college degree does not cover this part of the vehicle world , the real world.
Posted 08 October 2001 - 07:59 PM
Posted 08 October 2001 - 08:46 PM
Clay removes contaminants. That's about it. But it is really good at prepping good but slightly neglected paint. Kinda like my vehicles were.
Ron, how you doing?
1997 Red/Tan Expedition
1993 Red Eclipse (wife's)
Zaino - tried it...loved it.
Posted 08 October 2001 - 11:14 PM
good luck , i hope this helps.
Posted 09 October 2001 - 02:31 PM
2000 Satin Silver Passat GLX
Wash This Way
Posted 09 October 2001 - 05:45 PM
The material applied to "B" pillars may be an applicae or painted metal, like on a PT Crusier.
Some, like older Buick Regals used an anodized clip on panel.
:bounce here's my buddy again!
Posted 09 October 2001 - 06:21 PM
thanks, for clearing that up. I have a black B-pillar on my Passat.
(acutally GMN, it's a inside joke with me at work. sometimes I don't use any nouns in sentences, just pronouns and "pro-verbs", "Thingy that thingy looking thingy over there!" one guy at work just lookes at me puzzled, he's the same guy who thinks I buff my car too much)
Posted 09 October 2001 - 07:01 PM
They call them those "thing-a-bobs" that are below the hood.
At least that is what I heard
:bounce I like this little bugger!
(oopss, in UK, a bugger is something else)
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