Clay bars have been used by car detailers for a long time, but this is the new revolution that is making traditional clay bars obsolete. Find out why these are better than your silly putty or Play Doh clay bars and also much cheaper!
Traditional clays bars usually look like a white piece of clay. That's pretty much what it is. It's very pure without any contaminants in it. The point of a clay bar is to remove small impurities within the car's exterior that cannot be normally washed off with soap and wiped off with a microfiber cloth. If you run your hand through the paint after a wash you may notice small bumps and indentations. That's exactly the purpose of a clay bar, to remove those impurities! Traditional clay bars have to be kneaded so that when it picks up dirt and grime, it will have to molded into a different edge of the brick so that you won't run those contaminants that you just picked up over your paint another time. That may be causing scratches.
These two bad boys up above were retailing for a bit over $10 each. I think it's quite reasonable considering that these clay bars can be used over and over. It's only when the surface starts to degrade, that's when you need to buy a new one. You can also accidentally drop it on the ground and wash it off without any issues unlike a traditional clay bar.
The blue sponge is the fine grade and the red sponge is the medium grade. The fine grade is used for smaller particles or after the medium grade sponge is used first. I would just suggest the medium grade if you are just starting out. It really wouldn't hurt. Just be sure to use a lubricant on the paint first!
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