Clay your way to a silky smooth finish with a bright glossy shimmer!
Clear coat automotive finishes were created in the 1980s as a more attractive alternative to single stage paint finishes. This new type of finish was more prone to airborne contaminants and industrial pollution, so a new way of cleaning was in order. Contaminants become embedded in clear coats and the only way to remove them is by pulling them out rather than washing them off. Clay was invented in 1987 in Japan, and soon after an American company created its own version and began marketing it to detail shops and car dealers. Now clay is a widely available, mainstream cleaning option that professionals and hobbyists rely on to get their vehicles completely clean.Detailer's Pro Series Universal Detailing Clay is a special clay compound that safely and quickly removes contaminants that lie below the clear coat surface.
Clay works by grabbing foreign particles and pulling them out of the clear coat as you rub the bar across the paint surface. Washing only removes surface contaminants, but your vehicle may still have microscopic particles embedded in the clear coat.
These particles are hard to see individually, but together they can cause dull, rough patches that detract from the paint’s appearance. Detailer's Pro Series Universal Detailing Clay
will remove these contaminants and restore a glassy smooth finish to your vehicle. Once wax is applied, the paint will feel silky smooth and have a bright, glossy shimmer.
If industrial pollution, brake dust, bugs, tar, and sand are allowed to remain lodged in your vehicle’s paint, they create tiny openings in the protective clear coat. Over time, air and water can enter these openings and cause the paint system to fail. Claying your vehicle periodically will prevent paint system failure and enhance the performance of your favorite wax by creating an ultra-slick surface.Detailer's Pro Series Universal Detailing Clay
requires the use of a lubricant to ease the clay across the painted surface. Use Detailer's Pro Series Universal Clay Lubricant
. Its high lubricity formula allows loosened contaminants to easily absorb into the clay. The clay material will glide, not stick and pull, if the bar is kept well-lubricated throughout the claying process. Both the Detailer's Pro Series Universal Detailing Clay
and the Detailer's Pro Series Universal Clay Lubricant
can be mixed and matched with other clays and lubricants without affecting the performance of either.
Clay can also be used to remove stubborn debris from wheels. Wash them first using Detailer's Pro Series Gel Wheel Cleaner
. Spray Detailer's Pro Series Universal Clay Lubricant
over wheel surface and clay your wheels just as you would clay the paint.
Since its introduction, detailing clay has been priced according to its limited demand. Now that the use of clay is more widespread, Detailer's Pro Series Universal Detailing Clay
can be offered at a price that professional detailers and at-home perfectionists will enjoy. Experience the difference clay makes on your own vehicle with Detailer's Pro Series Universal Detailing Clay
- On a freshly washed vehicle, mist a 2 ft. x 2 ft. area of paint with Detailer's Pro Series Universal Clay Lubricant.
- Gently rub the clay bar back and forth across the wet area only. It will grab initially. This is the clay grabbing contaminants that protrude above the clear coat surface. When the clay glides freely, the surface is clean.
- Wipe off the area with a clean Cobra Microfiber Towel. Use the clay lubricant to remove any remaining clay residue.
- Before moving on to the next section, inspect the clay to see if it appears soiled. If so, reshape the clay to reveal a clean side. If you drop the clay on the ground, discard it.
- To store the clay, moisten it with clay lubricant and seal it in a plastic bag within its plastic case.