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How To Clay Bar

What will clay bar do? Quickly and easily removes oxidation, bugs, road film, brake dust, paint overspray, and other harmful contamination from your car's paint and glass in seconds.

How to Use Clay Bars Properly


Essentially, clay bars do the job by removing anything that sticks in your car’s paint surface. The mechanics is quite simple, a clay bar is used by gliding it across the car’s wet surface.
  1. First, ensure that your car is clean. Meaning, you have just washed it. This is important since dust on the surface will cause further scratches. Make sure further that the car surface is cool and applied with lubricant before you apply the clay bar.

    2. Then, cut the clay bar in to two or three parts. This works two ways for you. Once, it is economical as, you still have an extra in case the first gets dropped to the ground. ONE IMPORTANT THING – NEVER use the clay bar again, once you dropped it to the ground, no matter how clean it still looks. You never know the abrasive matter that gets caught in it, that may cause abrasion to your car’s surface when you use it again. Work that piece of clay into a ball, then flatten it out into a round of oblong, burger patty-like shape.

    3. Always use a clay lubricant, sprays are the easiest to use. Work by sections, or any amount of area which is more manageable for you. Spray the clay lubricant first on the surface which you will work on. Don’t spray on the whole car yet, just a specific part. Then rub the clay bar to the sprayed area with as little pressure as possible, spraying lubricant again when the clay starts to stick. If the clay starts to gather grime, fold it and re-knead it then use the same with the clean surface. Rub the clay in the specific area you are working on until it easily glides on the surface, with no pressure from you.

    4. After that, wipe off the lubricant from the surface with a clean microfiber towel and move on to the next area, doing the same thing. Using clay bar may be done once or twice per year or as often as four times if your car is exposed to outside elements like when you don’t have your own garage. More importantly, clays cannot fix scratches and swirls as this will be corrected through another autodetailing step, or ‘correcting’ process with the use of special machines or equipments.

    Now that you’re done claying with the whole car, wipe off any excess lubricant with a microfiber towel and you may now start applying your choice of Roman's wax protectant (Carnauba wax, or Nano Polymer Sealant)

What you will need:

1. Roman's Fine Grade Clay Bar is formulated to correct surface contamination without being aggressivet.

2. Roman's Final Touch Detailing Spray Clay lubricant.

3. Roman's Microfiber Buffing Cloths

4. A shady location. (Direct sunlight will dry the clay lubricant and stick to the paint.)

 

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