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WIll hammer arm on a metagross with he ability clear body lower its speed or will clear body cancel the stat drop? Just wondering for my lvl 99 has explosion but I want to replace it with something that won't KILL me when I use it.

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no clear body only cancels enemy inflicted stat changes.

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Hammer arm will still lower speed of the user.
source: Bulbapedia. link: https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Clear_Body_(Ability)

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Specifically, it's because clear body doesn't prevent self-inflicted stat drops.