How to Use Our Clay Bar Kit for a Smooth Finish

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How to Use Our Clay Bar Kit for a Smooth Finish

Using a clay bar kit is a fantastic way to achieve a smooth, clean finish on your car’s paintwork. Follow this simple tutorial to get the best results with our clay bar kit.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Make sure you have everything you need:

Clay bar kit (including clay bar and lubricant)
Car wash soap / shampoo
Microfibre towels
Bucket and water

Step 2: Wash Your Car

Initial Wash: Start by washing your car thoroughly with car wash soap / shampoo and water. This removes loose dirt and grime, preventing scratches during the claying process.

Rinse and Dry: Rinse off all the soap and dry the car completely with a microfibre towel.

Step 3: Prepare the Clay Bar

Warm the Clay: Knead the clay bar in your hands to warm it up and make it more pliable.

Flatten the Clay: Form the clay into a flat, palm-sized disc. This will make it easier to handle and cover more surface area.

Step 4: Lubricate the Surface

Spray Lubricant: Generously spray the clay bar lubricant on a small section of the car’s paintwork. Lubrication is essential to prevent the clay from sticking and scratching the surface.

Step 5: Use the Clay Bar

Glide the Clay: Gently glide the clay bar over the lubricated area in a back-and-forth motion. Apply light pressure. You’ll feel the clay picking up contaminants as it moves across the surface.

Check the Clay: Frequently check the clay bar for dirt. When it gets dirty, fold and knead it to expose a clean surface.

Continue Claying: Repeat the process, section by section, until the entire car is smooth to the touch.

Step 6: Wipe and Inspect

Wipe Off Residue: After claying each section, wipe off any remaining lubricant with a clean microfibre towel.

Inspect the Surface: Run your hand over the clayed areas. The paint should feel smooth and free of contaminants.

If you still feel rough spots, repeat the claying process.

Step 7: Final Steps

Rewash the Car: To remove any clay residue, give your car another quick wash with car wash soap / shampoo and water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

Apply Protection: For best results, follow up with a coat of wax or sealant to protect the clean, smooth surface.

Tips for Best Results

Work in the Shade: Perform the claying process in a cool, shaded area to prevent the lubricant from drying too quickly.

Use Plenty of Lubricant: Always ensure the surface is well-lubricated to avoid marring the paint.

Clean the Clay Bar: Regularly knead and clean the clay bar to avoid scratching the paint with picked-up contaminants.

By following these simple steps, you can use our clay bar kit to achieve a smooth, flawless finish on your car. Enjoy your perfectly smooth paintwork!

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