Get Amazing & Professional Results with Detailing Clay

If you are new to detailing, you may or may not have heard of detailing clay. It is one of the surest ways of removing debris and imperfections that ordinary cleaning and waxing simply cannot remove. Your local car detailer may be well familiar with this technique, however it is a great one to learn on your own as detailing clay is very simple to use, yet powerfully efficient.

What is Auto Detailing Clay?

Auto Detailing Clay is usually available in bar form. It is a resin compound that is artificially engineered and is primarily used in the removal of debris and contaminants from your car’s surface. It can be used anywhere on the exterior including on the metal, fiberglass, paint, and glass. Detailing clay is very elastic and can easily be contorted into any shape to reach areas that are difficult to access.

Why use detailing clay?

Some may think that this detailing tool is superfluous and wonder why fix what is not broken. However if you are truly serious about detailing, it is a good idea to understand the merits of this elusive technique. Some of the contaminants detailing clay can remove that polishing, cleaning, and rain water can not remove include brake dust, rail dust, industrial fallout, overspray, and metal particles. Due to its unique composition, it is able to lift these types of debris from the vehicle’s paint and leave behind a smooth, even finish.

How does it work

Detailing clay is one of the most gentle yet powerful vehicular cleaning methods available. It works by simply gliding along the car’s surface while lifting the debris along with it. Unlike polishing which can remove some of the car’s paint, detailing clay is soft enough to leave automobile paint completely intact. Before proceeding to use the clay, the surface area needs to be pre-moistened with clay lubricant to avoid scratches from errant debris.

Types of available detailing clay

There are two main types of detailing clay available and the first is a medium grade which can be used about once a year. It will remove everything on the car’s surface for a very even and smooth finish. The other available options is a fine grade detailing clay that can be used as often as monthly to keep your car in pristine condition.

As one of the most effective ways of giving your car a smooth and even finish, detailing clay is fast becoming the choice cleaner among seasoned and novice detailers alike.