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  • Writer's pictureConnor Knopp

Understanding the importance of clay barring your vehicles paint

Clay barring a car's paint is an important step in the car detailing process because it helps to remove embedded contaminants that cannot be removed by washing alone. These contaminants include things like dirt, brake dust, and industrial fallout that have become stuck to the surface of the paint.

Using a clay bar involves rubbing a special type of clay over the surface of the car's paint with a lubricant. The clay bar picks up these contaminants and pulls them away from the paint, leaving the surface smooth and free of debris.

The benefits of clay barring a car's paint include:

  1. Improved appearance - Removing the contaminants from the paint can make the car look much cleaner and shiny.

  2. Better wax or sealant adhesion - After clay barring, the surface of the paint is clean and smooth, which allows for better adhesion of waxes or sealants applied to protect the paint.

  3. Increased longevity of the paint - Removing embedded contaminants from the surface of the paint can help to prevent damage from the abrasive particles over time, which can help to extend the life of the car's paint.

Overall, clay barring is an important step in the detailing process that helps to improve the appearance of the car's paint and protect it from damage over time.

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