I purchased a new G37 Sport recently, and the paint felt slightly gritty the instant we brought it home. Time to take action. Since my old Pinnacle clay bar was past its prime, I ordered a new kit to tackle the job.
The kit arrived in two short days and included:
- Pinnacle XMT Clay Bar
- Pinnacle XMT Clay Bar Lubricant
- (2) Good quality microfiber detail towels
After washing and drying the car, I set to work on removing the grit from the paint. Working in 2'x2' areas as directed, I misted on the XMT lubricant (included nozzle is perfect) and gently massaged the paint with the new XMT clay bar. As I worked each section of the hood, fenders, roof and trunklid, the bar would gradually glide smoother and smoother over the surface. This was proof that the bar was lifting the grit our of the paint. Working the bar required additional sprays of lubricant to keep things moving smoothly.
Once I was through with the job, it was evident the bar picked up all kinds of grit and dirt embedded in the paint. The yellow bar had a noticeably darker tone with black specs visible. The paint is now perfectly smooth, so I topped the car off with another coat of Pinnacle's Signature Series II wax. The entire clay bar process took me roughly 25 minutes and was well worth the effort.