Can I use spray wax with clay bar?

Can I use spray wax with clay bar?

Can I use spray wax with clay bar?

Knead the clay into a hamburger shape, then dunk the bar into your soap bucket used to wash your car earlier. ... Immediately afterwards, spray a quick shot of spray wax or clay lube on the wet surface. Remove the clay bar from the soapy water and gently place it on the paint.

What can you use as a lubricant for 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.

Do you have to clay bar before spray wax?

Re: do you have to clay bar b4 every wax? Claying will remove old wax, but the purpose of claying is to remove embedded contamination that normal washing just does not remove. If you want to prep your paint for new wax/sealant that doesn't have any cleaners, I suggest a wipe-down with Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA).

Can you use detail spray as clay lube?

Quick detailer sprays are a step up. If you have one, you can readily use it as clay lube. Quick detailers offer more lubrication, but also cost considerably more.

How long does a clay bar last?

clay bar will last you 18 months to 2 years if used on the same vehicle. If you buy clay in an 4 oz. bar, like Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay or BLACKFIRE Poly Clay, cut it in half and keep the unused portions moistened with lubricant in the storage case.

Are clay bars any good?

The medium and heavy clay bars are professional-grade products, fairly stiff and not easy to shape. They are however, very good at removing any kind of contaminants in your paint and overspray.

What's the difference between a clay bar and a wax?

The main difference between wax and a clay bar is that wax is first and foremost a protectant, while automotive clay is not. While both of these products can clean to an extent, they serve different purposes. Clays are formulated to remove contaminants waxes can’t, while cleaner waxes are meant to protect, while also removing minor surface defects.

What kind of lubricant to use with clay bar?

Many professional automotive detailers prefer to use surface clay bars over polishes, since clay bars do not remove any clear coating from your car’s surface – as long as it is used with clay lubricant. Most auto detailers and manufacturers sell spray lubricants that are designed specifically to work with their clay bars.

Do you use clay bar or Cleaner Wax on your car?

Claying your vehicle is important periodically, but as long as you keep a high-quality wax or sealant on your vehicle, you can get by without claying your vehicle as often. The main purpose of cleaner wax is to remove everything else that may be left behind (that your car wash soap wasn’t able to reach).

Is it OK to use a clay bar on paint?

If it’s been done recently, your paint is likely still smooth. The fact is, you should never clay bar your car and stop there. Clay bars are abrasive and will mar your paint while they remove the contaminants. You need to polish the paint afterward in order to maintain a perfect finish.


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