A clay bar is a small, pliable bar of clay that is used to remove contaminants from the surface of a car’s paint, glass, and other exterior surfaces. It is typically made of a synthetic polymer material that is moulded into a bar shape and is designed to be gentle on the surface of the car while still effectively removing contaminants.
To use a clay bar, you will need to work it over the surface of your car’s paint using a lubricant, such as a detailing spray or a specially formulated clay lubricant. As you move the clay bar over the surface, it will pick up and remove any contaminants that are stuck to the paint, leaving the surface smooth and clean. After claying, it is important to follow up with a wax or sealant to protect the newly cleaned surface and give it a polished finish.
Clay bars are a popular choice among car enthusiasts and professional detailers because they are highly effective at removing contaminants that cannot be removed through regular washing. They are also relatively easy to use and can be a cost-effective way to maintain the appearance of your car’s paint.
At Rinse Works Valeting, we are big fans of the Bilt Hamber Range of products, including their selection of Clay Bars.
Bilt Hamber Clay Bars are specifically designed and formulated to bring back that factory-smooth feel in any type of paintwork. With just a bit of water, these clay bars easily and effortlessly remove stubborn particles with minimal pressure. Different bars are available for different needs: the soft bar is best for frequent use, good paint condition, or cold weather; the medium bar is best for reasonable paint condition; and the regular bar is perfect for first-time users, hot weather, or cars severely contaminated. So pick out the perfect bar for your car’s exterior and get ready to restore that glassy finish!
Below is a great video on if you are thinking of Clay Baring your own cars; here at Rinse Works Valeting, we clay your car for you and its included in our plans.