Rubber polymer surface quickly removes bonded contaminants from the paintwork
Quick and easy without the fear of any induced marring
Creates a smooth base layer to allow proper bonding of sealants, ceramic coatings, waxes, or All In One product
Clean by thoroughly rinsing off the surface
Drop and use again, unlike traditional clay
Amount of uses dramatically depends on how the product is used and how much contamination bonds to the surface
Having a clean surface is the most crucial part of your detailing process. Having any contamination on the vehicle surface will not allow you to properly apply any wax, sealant, coating, or an All In One Product. Most people do not adequately prepare the stage for the steps mentioned above and end up with undesirable results.
This medium grade clay sponge is the perfect solution for lighter in color vehicles or another paintwork where marring is not the primary concern. This would be used when some medium contamination is bonded to the clear coat, and you are going to use a machine for your topcoat process or apply a product by hands such as a sealant, wax, or an All In One.
Unlike a traditional clay bar, this item can be dropped on the ground and rinsed off. A conventional clay bar will capture all the contamination inside the bar, leading to scratching on the vehicle surface.
Sometimes this bar is advertised to remove tar, road paint, and bugs. We believe that this should not be used for those purposes as the bar will quickly deteriorate and possibly end up contaminating other areas of the vehicle. Using a bug remover and a tar remover will produce better results in a shorter amount of time.
When conducting a full exterior multi-stage buffing process, the clay product used, whether it is a traditional clay bar, a fine grade sponge, or a medium grade sponge, is not relevant. Any minor defects that can be caused will be easily removed during these steps.
While it is always best to avoid inducing any defects onto the vehicle surface, extremely light cut clay sponges can sometimes take a very long time for complete contamination removal. When a vehicle is heavily contaminated, using this medium grade clay sponge or a traditional clay bar will yield faster and superior results.
While it is impossible to say which bar is best suited for each vehicle without actually seeing and feeling the surface, we suggest the following:
Fine Grade Sponge: Works excellent when detailing a dark color vehicle or any other sensitive paintwork (certain vehicles have hard or soft paint) where minimal contamination is present.
Medium Grade Clay: Works well at removing contamination faster but can lead to some marring on dark or sensitive paintwork. Great for detailing lighter color vehicles whether the surface will be buffed or just hand finessed since any marring will be almost invisible to the eye. It can be used on dark and sensitive vehicles when a machine applied buffing product will be used or a hand glaze that will fill the surface.
Traditional Clay Bars: It is excellent to use when speed is of concern and with heavy contamination. This type of clay treatment provides superior "cutting" to the sponge type of clay but cannot be dropped on the ground, and buffing will need to be conducted on your darker color or sensitive paintwork surfaces.