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When you clay bar your car, be very careful to use enough lubrication. The clay has to glide over a layer of water, and any dirt on the paint will stick through the water and the clay will scrape it off. Clay is abrasive, and it can scratch your paint. I've seen lots of people ruin their paint jobs by using clay bars improperly. If you ever feel the clay "snag", you're not using enough water and you've just made tiny scratches.

I imagine that Starshield is softer than clear coat, which is why you're not supposed to clay it. I just had my Elise clay barred and detailed using one of the new synthetic clay bars which are less abrasive, and the starshield looks perfect.
 
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