What Makes Car Detailing Clay Different From Regular Clay?
Auto detailers have been using clay for years, but many of us aren’t aware of just how good it is at removing contaminants. Unlike the sticky clay, we played with as kids, car detailing clay is able to remove heavy pollutants such as brake and rail dust, industrial fallout, and fresh bird droppings that a regular car wash can’t get rid of.
When using a clay bar, it is important to work in a 2’ by 2’ area at a time. After lubricating the surface, it is then rubbed gently in a back-and-forth motion to remove the contaminants from the paint without scratching or marring the clear coat.
While many people reuse clay bars, they often end up with a dirty piece of clay that is now embedded with dirt and debris. This can damage your paintwork and lead to a sloppy job when you try to apply wax or a coating.
There are many things that can make a clay bar a bad choice, but the most common is letting the clay sit for too long on your vehicle’s surface. It is essential to always wash the car first, and then dry it completely before starting the claying process. This will ensure that all of the loose dirt is removed before you start working with your clay bar, and it will keep any contaminants from sticking to your car’s surface.
It is also vital to make sure that the surface of your car is properly lubricated with a detailer spray or lubricant before you begin claying. Once your car is lubricated, the clay will glide easily across the surface and won’t leave behind any swirl marks.
Once you are finished claying the surface, it is essential to wipe it down with a microfiber towel to remove any excess lubricant. Once your car is dry, it is safe to apply wax or a coating.
What are some of the most popular products for removing contaminants from a vehicle?
One of the most popular products used by detailers is a reusable clay bar. The reusable clay bar is easy to use and will help to remove contaminants that you might not be able to remove with just a normal car wash. It is also a great way to remove stuck-on grime from glass or plastic.
When choosing a clay bar, it is important to consider the quality and aggressiveness of the product. Some of the more aggressive grades of clay will remove stains and dirt very quickly, but they can also create scratches in your paint.
The best reusable clay bar will be designed to be sprayed with a lubricant that will prevent this from happening so that the clay can glide over the surface of your vehicle safely and effectively. Using a lubricant before claying will also help to keep the clay from sticking to your paint, and it will help to keep your hands clean.