Clay bars - What are they?
If you were to run your fingers over your car's paint, you will notice it feels rougher than one would expect.
Clay bars - Do I really need one?
Like other car exterior care products, such as car shampoo, car polish and car wax, clay bars are specially-designed to be gentle on the bodywork and tough on dirt.
You may think that washing bird droppings away with car shampoo and water has gotten rid of the substances but they have only tackled the problem at the surface.
Clay bars tackle those substances which the eye cannot see. By using clay bars, you are giving your paint a thorough clean, restoring the smoothness that it had the day it left the showroom.
Not using clay bars is not a wise move. Over time, these corrosive substances will dull the paint and take away its lustre.
By using clay bars, these substances are removed before they can do any serious harm.
Clay bars - How do they work?
Car exterior care is about following different processes to create one beautiful whole and clay bars are part of that.
After washing the car with car shampoo and water, you should dry it and then run your fingers across the surface.
If you notice it is grainy and slightly rough, you need to use a clay bar.
To begin with, you should tear your clay bar into several pieces.
Then, apply clay bar lubricant to a small area of the bodywork and then rub the clay bar back and forth. When using clay bars, it is essential to use plenty of lubricant to get the best results.
Also, you should also follow the car's natural lines when using clay bars otherwise the finish will not be as crisp as it should be.
As you use the clay bar, you will notice that it eventually becomes easier to glide it over the surface. That is a sign that the clay bar has been successful.
This process should be repeated from top to bottom. After using the clay bar, you can add your car polish and car wax to provide that final layer of protection.
At the end of the job, you can stand back and admire the limousine shine the clay bars have given.
Buy clay bars from Performance Motorcare
Performance Motorcare is a leading retailer of clay bars and other car exterior care products.
We are experts when it comes to maintaining the inside and outside of vehicles and are able to assist with any queries you may have concerning clay bars.
The backbone of our operations is our dedication to customer service. Should your clay bars be damaged in transit, we will offer replacements free of charge after receiving written notification within seven days.
We have an extensive range of clay bars. Some of the other car exterior cleaning products we sell include microfibre cloths, wash mitts and applicator pads.