Buff and Shine Grey Fine Grade Clay Bar 200g

Brand: Buffshine

Product Code: 1968.whi

Availability:In stock

$20.00 20.00

The clay bar offers an option to fix common paint problems; saving time, money and possible further damage. For example, in paint over spray removal, one common traditional method was the use of the high-speed buffer and cutting compounds.  The downside to this was obvious, especially on newer paint.  With some of the older remedies, the detail technician would actually create more damage than what was already there.  With the advent of body clay, paint over spray can now be removed quickly and safely.  The same with railhead dust contamination.  On lighter colored cars, especially white cars, railhead dust would show up as numerous rust spots.  They would also leave the painted surface rough to the touch.  Railhead dust is basically small heated iron particles throw up by trains, settling on automotive paint during transport.   Previously, a solution of acid based chemicals was used to bathe the car and remove what people in the industry called “industrial fallout”.   Needless to say, this procedure had all kinds of negative aspects to it and the clay bar simply helped put an end to the use of acid based cleaners for removing the rust spots.  Furthermore, dealers started wrapping the top surfaces of their cars prior to shipment with a plastic material; this assisted greatly in protecting the painted surfaces.  

In cases of paint over spray, industrial fallout (railhead dust), brake dust contamination, the method of removal with the clay bar is the same.   The technician will “knead” the clay out to form a flat piece and rub the affected paint area with it.  But first, water or better yet a water based lubricant designed to help the clay slide on the paint surface is applied.   Usually applied by a bottle with a trigger sprayer, the lubricant is sprayed on followed by the clay.  The technician doesn’t have to rub hard, the clay works with minimal pressure and once it gets loaded up with contaminants, you simply re-knead it and use it over and over. 

Caution should be used not drop the clay on the ground.  If this happens, the clay is rendered useless.  Secure the clay after use in a clean container.  Do not use with soap because soap degrades the clay.