by Xavier @ DI

The traditional wash process does a great job of removing dirt and grime from the exterior surface of your vehicle. There can however be times when washing doesn’t remove all of the contaminants on the surface and what you are left with is contamination that is actually embedded into the paint. This is due to the vehicle’s surface always being exposed to different contamination on a daily basis and this grime can bury itself in the pores of your paint.

clay bar being used to decontaminate vehicle paintWhen this happens you need a tool like a clay bar to help you safely pull and lift these contaminants away. Because the claying process is a crucial step in every detailer’s decontamination process and it will help ensure a complete and thorough cleaning. Which is also why it’s an important part of our Detailing Packages at Sunset North Car Wash.

Make sure you take the time to check out our detailing guide for an in-depth step by step tutorial on various detailing steps, including how to use a clay bar on your vehicle. Below are also some great articles from our Ask-a-Pro Blog. These articles will not only help highlight the importance of the clay bar process directly from the minds of professional detailers, but walk you through how to choose the correct clay bar grade, or even know when you should be using a clay bar on your paint. I hope that these articles help you through the clay bar process and if you have any questions along the way please feel free to leave them in the comments section!