Clay Bar Like A Pro
Often it’s not enough to give your vehicle a good wash and wax. Over time environmental and man-made contaminants build up on the surface leaving it feeling rough and lacking in shine. Before buffing any vehicle the first thing I do after washing with Opti-Clean is run a clay bar over the paint surface. Normally, on a very clean vehicle, I will still pull out quite a bit of environmental contaminants. You can see and feel the difference after a good going over with a clay bar. Once this is done I know I am now working directly with the paint – giving a significantly better buffing result.
Water Spots and Coatings
While there are many protective paint coatings, it’s is important to note that they are not likely to stop water spots. However, they will make it easier to remove them.
Application of sacrificial protective layers like DuraSeal or OptiCoat Pro will help significantly. However, regular paint surface cleaning and waxing will also help for non-coated vehicles.
Rules Of Clay Bar (video)
Rules of clay baring:
- Ensure the paint surface is clean i.e. washed with appropriate cleaner.
- Removed Tar (as this will clog up the bar quickly): use wax and grease remover to take the tar off – an alternative is WD-40.
- Ensure the tar remover has completely dried off. If not, it will drag the clay along the paint surface.
- Keep the surface lubricated with a grooming product such as Meguiar’s or Optimum’s Instant Detailer.
- Only perform on cool paint in the shade and dry the vehicle off with a microfibre after clay baring the panel.
The image on the left – reflects your vehicles paint surface after a good wash but prior to clay bar. In contrast, the image on the right reflects your vehicles paint surface after a clay bay – but prior to a corrective buff.
Professional Paint DetailingUltimate Show Car Paint Detailing
- Paint Detailing Cut & Polish
- Ask About: Show Car Mirror Finish
- OptiSeal or Long Lasting Deep Shine Wax
- Paint Chip & Scratch Repair*
- Ceramic Sealants not included
Ceramic Paint ProtectionDura Seal G4 & Opticoat Pro/ Plus
- Protective Coat, Exterior Paint and Plastics
- Add on: Multi Layer Applications
- Add on: Glass
- 5yr Applicator Warranty
- Paint Correction not included
Interior Detail & ProtectionLeather & Fabric Clean & Protection
- Clean Fabrics & Leathers
- Clean Plastics*
- Add on: Fabric Protection
- Add on: Leather Protection
- Add on: Carpets
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We remove water stains from your vehicles paintwork with a specialised protective solution (not hydrofluoric acid) that over a period of 20-30 minutes gently releases the bond between the stain and clear coat.
We then clay bar the paintwork to remove the heavier contamination items from the paintwork. Significantly reducing the risk of scratching the surface.
The vehicle is then fully cut polished, clarity refined and chips repaired. To further enhance the look and long term protection a paint sealant like DuraSeal or OptiCoat Pro can be applied.
To protect the look, many customers opt for a ceramic paint protection coating like DuraSeal G4/ Premium or OptiCoat Pro/ Pro Plus. To provide an easy to wash and no-wax protection.
Our Three Stage Process
Cut – Polish – Refine
Our three-stage cut and polish process covers cleaning the paint surface, removing tar, pollen, water spots from the paint surface. Through to clay bar and wet sanding to provide a surface from which we can produce a finish that looks and feels like glass.
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