A clay bar is a plastic putty used to detail the exterior of a car by pulling embedded dirt out of the paint. Using a clay bar to detail your car helps make a wax job last longer and look better. A clay bar saves paint from corroding and being scratched, and it gives the car an overall better, shinier appearance. Before using a clay bar, the vehicle should be sprayed with a car lubricant or any contaminants that are pulled out can scratch the paint on the car.
A clay bar can be used on paintwork, glass, headlights, tail lights, polished metal, wheels, carbon fiber and exhaust tips. It cannot be used on matte paintwork or vinyl wraps, textured plastic trim, or on rubber.
A car may need to have a clay bar used on it even when the car is brand new off the lot because brake dust, rail dust, and pollution can all contaminate a car before it is ever driven. Anytime the car feels gritty after being washed, it needs to have a clay bar used on it. Choosing the clay bar that is necessary for a car depends on the severity of the debris embedded in the paint.
This kit comes with one 100-gram clay bar and one 16-ounce bottle of lubricant. The products are designed to be used together on cars with light or medium debris embedded in the paint. It can be used on any shiny or clear parts on the exterior of the car including paintwork, glass, plastic, carbon fiber, and metal surfaces to pull contamination off. The clay bar in this kit is yellow and is designed to last longer than other clay bars. It can be used on old paintwork as well as new. This multi-surface clay bar is of professional grade and can get into every curve of the car, ensuring the wax job lasts longer and looks better.
• Brand: Chemical Guys
• Model: CLY_113
• Item Weight: 1.32 Pounds
• Product Dimensions: 8.35 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches
This kit comes with two 100-gram clay bars, one 16-ounce bottle of Instant Detailer, and a 15”x15” microfiber towel. Mothers California Gold Clay Bar System can remove grains of metal, tree sap, environmental pollution, and paint overspray. The Instant Detailer in this package is the lubricant that should be used before using the clay bar. The Instant Detailer can also be used for quick cleaning in between full washes or to pre-treat the car by heavily spraying it on any spots that need extra washing.
Just spray it on, let it soak into the spot, and then wash the car as usual. In addition to being used as a lubricant and a cleaner, Instant Detailer can be used after a wash to enhance the shine. The clay bar should be kneaded often while being used on the car. This clay bar is not as stiff as some of the other clay bars on the market, so the kneading will be easy. It removes wax as well as debris, so a wax job should only be done after the clay bar has been used.
• Brand: Mothers
• Model: 07240
• Item Weight: 1.9 Pounds
• Product Dimensions: 3 x 4 x 10 inches
This pack comes with four 100-gram clay bars. There is no lubricant included in this pack and the details of the product state that these clay bars could be used with water only. You will not need to purchase a lubricant to use with these. The four clay bars could be used for up to one dozen cars, meaning this product lasts a while. The clay bars have the consistency of modeling clay and are easy to break apart.
• Brand: IPELY
• Model: IPELY Car Clay 4P
• Item Weight: 14.1 ounces
• Product Dimensions: 5 x 3.8 x 1.4 inches
This product comes with four 100-gram clay bars, one towel, and a sealed storage box. These clay bars must be soaked in water before they are used and should have water applied regularly during use, as well. Both the car and the clay bar should be wet. Use water on small sections of the car at a time. These multi-surface clay bars should be dried completely and then stored in a plastic bag or in the sealed storage box that comes with them. These clay bars do not stick to your hands during use and prevent scratching.
• Brand: Senrokes
• Model: sen-0427
• Item Weight: 14.4 ounces
• Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches
This kit comes with three 80-gram clay bars, one bottle of Quick Detailer lubricant for clay, one microfiber towel, and a sealable case for the clay bars. This kit should be used after the car has been washed and dried but before waxing, and you should always spray a lubricant on the car before using the clay bar. The lubricant should only be used on small sections at a time, about two square feet, to prevent it from drying before it could be used. After using the clay bar, wipe each section with the microfiber towel to wipe away any excess lubricant. Store the clay bars in the case that is provided in the kit.
• Brand: Meguiar’s
• Model: G10240
• Item Weight: 2.25 pounds
• Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 5 x 3.5 inches
Towel Motors Car Clay Bar
This kit comes with two 160-gram clay bars, a storage tin, and a microfiber travel pouch. The clay bars are for medium grade use and can remove many contaminants that washing cannot including bugs. The medium grade will not scratch the paint but will leave the car smooth and shiny. The clay is easy to knead. It can be used on paint, glass, and chrome. When using the clay bars, the bars should be broken into smaller pieces, about 1/3 the size of the bar. Knead the clay until it becomes flat, lubricate the car using soap and water or a lubricant, which would have to be purchased seperately. Fold the clay and flatten it again as you work and use more lubricant or water if the clay bar starts to stick to the car. After each section, wipe the area with a microfiber towel. To store the clay bars, place them between wax paper and put them in the storage tin.
• Brand: Towel Motors
• Model: 28-01
• Item Weight: 1.04 pounds
• Product Dimensions: 6 x 4.2 x 1.7 inches
This kit comes with TriNova Gold Standard Quick Detailer lubricant, two clay bars, and a microfiber cloth. To use the clay, break it into smaller pieces and them flatten the clay until it is flat, round, and about the size of your palm. Work in small sections and generously spray the lubricant on each section as you work. As you work, the clay may become dirty and you should fold the dirty part in and then re-mold the clay. When the entire car is finished, put your hand inside of a plastic bag and run it over the surface of the car. It should be completely smooth and ready to wax. This clay should be stored in an airtight, sealable bag with most of the air removed. It should be sprayed with lubricant before the bag is sealed.
• Brand: TriNova
• Model: 33322
• Item Weight: 1.9 pounds
• Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.5 x 2.8 inches
Simoniz Perfect Finish Detailing Clay Bar
This pack comes with only one 100-gram clay bar. A lubricant is not included but is necessary, so that would have to be purchased separately. This clay bar is to be used just like any other clay bar. You would break a piece off, about 1/3 of the clay bar, flatten it in your hand, lubricate a small area of the car, and then use the clay bar on that area. Wipe the area with a microfiber cloth when you are finished with that small area.
• Brand: Simoniz
• Model: S57
• Item Weight: 0.8 ounces
• Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.1 x 0.5 inches
This product comes with two 100-gram clay bars and a storage box. These clay bars can be used on the car’s paint, mirrors, and bumper to remove over-spray, insects, pollution, rust, grease, and many other contaminants. There is no lubricant included with these clay bars, but soap and water could be used, or you could purchase a separate lubricant. To store the clay bars, they should be placed in a plastic bag or returned to the original plastic, and water or lubricant must be added to them for storage. If no water or lubricant is added, they could become dried out and will not work anymore.
• Brand: GOOACC
• Model: GOOACC-01
• Item Weight: 6.4 ounces
• Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches
This two-piece car clay bar set comes with two 100-gram clay bars. This product does not come with lubricant so that will have to be purchased separately. These clay bars are easy to mould and may not be a square shape when they are received but this does not change the quality. It is easy to break off different size pieces of the clay to work on different areas of the car. The clay bars are available in three different colors including blue, red, and white. The company offers a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the clay bars.
• Brand: YGDZ
• Model: FBA_LT0088
• Item Weight: 7.4 ounces
• Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 2.5 x 1.2 inches