Do you wax before or after clay bar?

Do you wax before or after clay bar?

When Should You Use The Clay Bar? The detailer’s rule of thumb is to always decontaminate the surface with a clay bar before putting on a new coat of wax, or polishing any exterior paintwork. Those foreign particles block wax from sticking to the paint, making it last for a shorter time and not shine as bright.

Does a clay bar remove wax?

The Quick Answer. Clay bars are abrasive so in most cases, will remove waxes and sealants. Sometimes, clay will not remove very durable sealants and are unlikely to remove ceramic coatings which require machine polishing to be properly removed.

What is clay bar process?

Known as a “Clay Bar Detail,” the process removes particles that stick to the clay when it is rubbed along the car’s surface. A “Clay Bar Detail” is most commonly used on paint, but also works on glass, fiberglass, and metal.

Do you need to machine polish after clay bar?

A lot of modern clays are much less aggressive than the original ones, since they’re used for paintwork improvement rather than major decontamination, but the idea that you absolutely positively have to machine polish the paint after use persists.

What is the next step 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.

Do you need to wax after Claying?

The Short Answer. A wax or sealant should always be applied to the car after using a clay bar. The clay bar will remove any old protection so a wax or sealant needs to be applied to ensure the paintwork is protected to help keep it clean and free from contaminants and UV rays.

What lubricant can I use with a clay bar?

One can either use a quick detailer product or a water/automotive wash solution as a lubricant during the clay bar process. Here at AQS we fill a clean wash bucket with fresh water and automotive wash solution and use a fresh wash mitt to lubricate our surface and clay.

What comes after Clay Bar?

Does clay bar clean windshield?

Glass does not need a special clay bar, and most clay bars are safe for glass. The only bars I would not recommend for glass are “heavy” or “aggressive” clay bars. They may leave marring on the glass and need to be polished afterwards. With any clay bar, make sure to use the proper clay lubricant.

Can you clay bar too much?

It’s definitely possible to clay your car too much. Clay is an abrasive, which can damage the paint causing swirls and marring. You can minimise this by using a clay lubricant and a softer form of clay, however, you can’t forget that clay is still an abrasive.

Can I use soapy water with clay bar?

An alternative to a spray detailing lubricant is good old soapy water. This is ideal if your paint is heavily contaminated. Be sure to rinse your wash mitt thoroughly and use a fresh bucket of soapy water, not what’s left over from washing. After claying one or two body panels, your clay will begin to look dirty.

Can you clay bar with soapy water?

Both work equally well. If you want to do the job fast, use a bucket of soapy water. If you want to work inside or do a thorough job, use a spray lubricant. With a spray lubricant you can wipe down each panel as you go and feel for areas you’ve missed.

  • August 26, 2022