Fine Grade Auto Detailing Clay Sponge
Rubber polymer surface quickly removes bonded contaminants from 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 products
Clean by thoroughly rinsing off the surface
Drop and used again, unlike traditional clay
Amount of use greatly 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. 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 fine-grade clay sponge is the perfect solution when working on a dark-colored vehicle or another sensitive paintwork where marring is of concern. Use when slight contamination bonds to the clear coat and apply wax, sealant, 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 an entire exterior multi-stage buffing process, the clay product used, whether a traditional clay bar, a fine grade sponge, or a medium grade sponge, is not relevant. Any minor defects will remove easily during these steps.
While it is always best to avoid inducing any defects onto the vehicle surface, extremely light-cut clay sponges such as this product can sometimes take a very long time for complete contamination removal. Using the medium-grade sponge or traditional clay bar will yield faster and superior results with heavily contaminated vehicles.
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: It is excellent when detailing a dark color vehicle or another sensitive paintwork (certain vehicles have hard or soft paint) and 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 colored vehicles whether the surface is buffed or just hand finessed since any marring will be almost invisible to the eye. Use on dark and sensitive cars when using a machine-applied buffing product or a hand glaze to fill the surface.
Traditional Clay Bars: It is excellent to use when speed is of concern and heavy contamination occured. This type of clay treatment provides superior "cutting" to the sponge type but cannot be dropped on the ground, and buffing will most likely need to be conducted on your darker color or sensitive paintwork surfaces.
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