Bars were invented in Japan in the late 1980s to
remove overspray and minor flaws from freshly
painted vehicles at body shops. At that time in
the United States, the only method of dealing
with surface imperfections was compounding,
which removes tiny layers of your clear coat
finish every time you do it.
Bars can be natural or synthetic, but most
manufacturers produce synthetic clay bars due to
longevity. Basically, clay is a malleable
Clay Bars have the ability to grab the tiniest
of debris and hold onto it as it glides across
the paint. Used with the proper lubricant, clay
bars are not abrasive and will not affect the
paint surface with the exception of cleaning it.
Anything that protrudes above the top coat
surface will be grabbed by the clay bar and
pulled out. The clay lubricant will prevent this
debris from scratching your vehicle. Once
clayed, the paint will feel remarkably smooth
and have the shine that comes with a
perfectly-clean paint surface.
Clay pulls out things you canít see, like
industrial fallout, rail dust, and brake dust.
Although these destructive elements are not visible, they
may feel bumpy or
gritty to the touch and they may cause patches of paint to
appear dull, even after waxing. Even worse, as
these contaminants oxidize, they will create rust
spots within the paint. Once this happens, the
oxidation is considerably harder to remove and
will most likely take a good bit of paint with
it when removed.
Clay Bars also easily remove tar, sap,
overspray, and gum. They are much safer than
corrosive spot cleaners and they leave the
surface incredibly smooth.
You can trust Detail
Masters of Atlanta for proper use of clay bars
when reconditioning your automobile. Contact us
today to schedule your appointment!