What is a clay bar?

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What is a clay bar?

Everything You Need to Know About Clay Bars.

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If you’re looking for a way to get your car’s paint looking like new, a clay bar might be just what you need. Clay bars are a detailing tool that can help remove contaminants from your car’s paint, leaving it looking smooth and more consistent. Also known as a 'mechanical strip'. 

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What is a Clay Bar?

A clay bar is a clay-like detailing tool that is used to remove stubborn contaminants from your car’s paint. These contaminants can include things like dirt, dust, and other debris that can build up on your car’s surface over time. Using a clay bar can help remove these contaminants, leaving your car’s paint looking smooth and shiny.

How Do You Use a Clay Bar?

Using a clay bar is a relatively simple process. First, you’ll need to wash your car to remove any loose dirt or debris. Then, you’ll need to lubricate the surface of your car with a clay bar lubricant. Once the surface is lubricated, you can begin using the clay bar to remove contaminants from your car’s paint. You will need to work in straight lines, back and forth until you cannot hear any resistance or 'roughness from the paint'. Once the area is smooth, check the clay for build up. Fold it in on itself then repeat moving around the car. 

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What Are the Benefits of Using a Clay Bar?

There are many benefits to using a clay bar on your car’s paint. For one, it can help remove contaminants that can cause damage to your car’s paint over time. Additionally, using a clay bar can help restore your car’s paint to its original shine, making it look like new again.

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What Are Some Tips for Using a Clay Bar?

Be sure to only rip off enough clay bar to fill your four fingers. Therefore you know you are only using product that you can apply some pressure to. Any more than this is a waste. As mentioned, fold the clay bar in on itself. Keeping the 'back' of the clay bar clean. This way you will get much more workable area from your clay bar. use more lubricant than you think is right. The last thing you want is to create friction or heat in the panel. If you pop the clay bar you are using it is much safer to throw it away and grab another piece. 


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