Originally Posted by Vicman17
The best way to use claybar is to have a fresh bucket of soapy water (car wash soap). NOT the water left over after you wash since this will be full of all the dirt you just washed off the car. The safest method is Wash, Clay then Wash again.
On modern finishes, you are actually claying the clearcoat part only so no worries about it affecting the paint. If the claybar turns to the color of your car, then you have no clearcoat at all.
Also, remember that once you clay the finish, you devoid it of any protection so all the waxes and sealant that you previously applied will be pulled off by the clay.
Finally someone that that won't destroy his finish on his car with a clay bar.