How do I know if I need
Run your hand across the
surface of your car, paying special attention to the front end and lower
panels. If you can detect rough areas or gritty or bumpy spots, your car s
paint is contaminated and you need to clay.
What is a Clay Bar?
Clay bars have been used by
professional, car enthusiasts and professional detailers for years. Clay
bars offer a superior alternative in removing the rough surfaces
contaminants that can settle in and on your paint. Our Super Premium bars
are non-abrasive and are capable of safely and quickly remove surface
contamination, rail dust, industrial fallout and overspray by pulling if
off the surface. Claying is a process to decontaminate the paint, and
restoring that smooth feeling to your paint.
What can contaminate
your vehicle surface?
1. Brake dust - particles produced from the friction of brake pads
rubbing against the rotor. This metal on metal friction disperses tiny
particles of bare metal into the air and on the highways, freeways and
virtually everywhere. Constant movement of vehicle propels it in to the air
and dispenses it over the vehicles surface.
2. Industrial fallout - another word for pollution, industrial
fallout is a by- product of our surroundings. It comes from industrial
businesses and factories as well as diesel vehicles and even airplane
3. Rail dust - produced from the friction of train wheels against
Over 75% of new vehicles are shipped by rail. Nearly all new vehicles are
contaminated as soon as they leave the factory.
When Should You Clay Bar?
You can clay bar your car
as often as you wish or simply prior to waxing or polishing your vehicle. To
acquire the best smooth as glass touch and feel result it is ideal to always
clay bar your vehicle prior to application of wax, glaze, polish or paint
How is clay different
from polishing or buffing?
Many people have never hear of clay baring
because for a while clay bars were only available to professionals. Claying
is less abrasive then polishing or buffing the surface. Claying actually
pulls out foreign particles and contaminants that have embedded themselves
in the paint.
Polishes are intended more
to be used as cleaners for paint, such as cleaning the paint, filling
swirls and scratches, restoring and maximizing shine by smoothing over sharp
Do I need a clay lubricant?
Yes Yes Yes ! Clay bars
absolutely need some kind of lubricant to work correctly. Without
lubricant clay bars cannot move freely over the surface and work as
intended. Without proper lubrication a clay bar will catch on contaminants,
pull them across the surface and possible scratch or mar paint. Clay bars
are such intended as to work with proper clay bar lubricants. Clay lubes
are formulated to lubricate the surface allowing the clay bars to glide more
freely across a surface. Lubricants aid the clay bar in lifting particles
and alls the clay bar to move freely from raking roughly across the paint
and causing possible scratches.
Can you use soap as a
No! Lubricants are formulated to work with the clay bar and will
not impact the integrity and cleaning ability of a clay bar. Shampoos and
car wash soaps may damage the clay bar leading to deterioration, which in
turn will limits its cleaning ability and shorten its life span.
Specially formulated clay
lubricants are formulated with uniquely engineered surface lubricants to
allow for superior gliding of the clay bar and provide a slippery protective
layer that clay bars can safely glide across.