When Should I Clay Bar My Car?

Does Clay Bar damage clear coat?

Clay bars are not supposed to damage the paint or clear coat finish, the particles that are being removed by the clay bar might remove some of the clear coat (see image below for example) the the damage these particles can do over time is worse than the clear coat being removed – and this valleys will be filled in with ….

Is Clay Bar good for your car?

These pollutants can penetrate through paint, glass, and metal and settle on those components even after several car washes and polishing. When detailing clay is used correctly, it is 100% safe, and nonabrasive. In fact, it is less abrasive than polishing or buffing the surface.

Do you have to wash your car after clay bar?

When you’re finished claying your car, you may need to wash it to remove any lubricant film. If you plan to use a pre-wax cleaner polish, it will remove clay residue so there’s no need to wash. Last but not least, after using clay, seal your freshly cleaned paint with your choice of wax or sealant.

When should I replace my clay bar?

Re: When to replace clay bar? If the clay feels gritty, it’s game over. Clay should never feel gritty prior to being used on paint. Gritty clay is well, well past it’s useful life on paint.

Does Claying a car remove wax?

Always follow claying with a wax or sealant. Clay will removing existing wax and may leave tiny holes where contaminants have been removed. They must be sealed in order to protect the paint from corrosion.” So, claying does remove wax and should therefore be re-waxed afterwards.