Detailing Clay Bars and Decontaminants

Detailing Clay Bars and Decontaminants

Detailing Clay Bars and Decontaminants

Have you ever gone through a full detail and still not been happy with the results? You've washed all the dirt and road grime away safely, you've put down a layer of premium wax, and then you're still left with a dull shine that you just can't get to pop! The problem may not lay in your technique, it may be in the paint itself. Over time your paint is bombarded by millions of microscopic contaminants that latch on your paints perfect finish, diminishing its beauty. This contamination normally can't be seen, but you can certainly feel it. Simply run your hand across the paint and you'll feel a grit almost like sandpaper, you'll know its time to decontaminate your paint.

Unfortunately, the only way to prevent this contamination would be to put your car in a sealed bubble, and that isn't very realistic. So, the best course of action for you paint is a routine decontamination. This is a two-step process of a chemical decontaminate to remove embedded iron deposits, followed by a mechanical method to remove the remaining contamination. By using this two-step approach you can ensure you've removed anything that can hinder your shine!

Detailing Clay and Paint Contamination

Every car finish shares a common enemy: pollution. It relentlessly pursues your car from the second it leaves the factory until your car meets its ultimate demise. It's in the air we breathe, it's on the roads we drive, and it attaches to your car's paint, where it bonds and begins a process of oxidation. So where does detail clay come in?

When contaminants get a solid grip on your car's paint, washing will not remove them. Pre-wax cleaners will remove some of the paint contamination, but not all. To completely rid your paint of contamination you have two choices: use a car polishing compound, which removes layers of your clear coat, or use a detailing clay bar.

Detail clay isn't a polish or a compound.  A detailing clay bar is a surface cleaner that smoothes the paint and removes bonded contamination that harms your car's paint finish.

 

Uses for Detailing Clay

Detail clay is not a cure-all or meant to replace car polishing. It's a great detailing tool for quickly and easily removing surface paint contamination.

One of the many reasons for using a clay bar is paint over-spray, though you may want to get guidance from a car detailing professional if the over-spray is particularly heavy. Tree sap and tar specks can also be safely and effectively removed with a clay bar.

Another great use for detail clay is the removal of brake dust, also known as brake dust contamination. This brake dust attaches to painted rear bumpers and adjoining surfaces but can be removed by using detailing clay.

 

Sonus Detailing Clay Products

Sonus detailing clay is one of the most gentle and effective detail clays on the market today. Sonus SFX Ultra-Fine Detailing Clay removes light to moderate contamination with very little effort, and its very low abrasive content reduce the chances of scuffing even the softest paint finishes. Customers report using this car clay as often as monthly with fantastic results.

 

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  • Speed Master Clay Foam Block

    Speed Master Clay Foam Block - 2 Pack

    $9.99
    There's a new kind of clay on the block! The Speed Master Clay Foam Block is the next breed of paint decontamination tools. Combining the functionally of high-tech polymerized rubber with the comfort you normally find when using a plush wax applicator. ...
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  • Speed Master Clay Towel

    Speed Master Clay Towel

    $19.99
    Say goodbye to your traditional clay bar with the Speed Master Clay Towel! Manufactured using a special rubberized coating designed to gently remove bonded contaminants from your paint, the Speed Master Clay Towel is just like a clay but – except it can...
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  • Speed Master Clay Mitt

    Speed Master Clay Mitt

    $24.99
    The Speed Master Clay Mitt is the answer to a common detailing issue – dropping the clay bar. When that happens you have to toss it and start all over again – but not with the Speed Master Clay Mitt! Designed on a wash mitt, the Speed Master Clay Mitt is...
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  • Sonus SFX Ultra-Fine Detailing Clay

    Sonus SFX Ultra-Fine Detailing Clay

    $21.99
    The Sonus SFX Ultra-Fine Detailing Clay Bar is a new cleaning system that safely removes stubborn paint contamination without harming your car's clearcoat. Sonus SFX Ultra Fine Detailing Clay gently smooths, slicks and cleans your car's paint in one...
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    Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay PLUS Special

    Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay PLUS Special

    Was: $42.96
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    Two times the slickness and shine on paintwork, glass, metal and fiberglass! Get TWO 4 oz. bars (that's 8 oz. total!) of Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay to experience the glassy look and feel twice as often or on twice as many vehicles! Pinnacle's Ultra...
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    Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay Special

    Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay Special

    Was: $51.96
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    Create a smooth-as-glass finish on paintwork, glass, metal and fiberglass! Pinnacle's Ultra Poly Clay is the single finest clay composition available today. Ultra Poly Clay is substantially finer than our original Poly Clay, while maintaining all of its...
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  • GYEON Tar 500 ml

    GYEON Tar 500 ml

    $19.99
    SPEEDS UP THE DETAILING PROCESS Vehicles usually collect large amounts of tar and asphalt contamination during everyday use. The stronger the horsepower and the more aggressively a car is driven, the bigger an issue it becomes. Q2M Tar provides a great...
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  • GYEON Bug and Grime - 400 ml

    GYEON Bug and Grime - 400 ml

    $11.99
    GYEON Bug & Grime Remover is a powerful cleaner that dissolves bugs and grime before they can cause permanent damage to paint. This easy to use spray formula is perfect for removing more than just bugs too; use it for road grime, tar, road film, and...
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  • CARPRO IronX Snow Soap - 1 Liter

    CARPRO IronX Snow Soap - 1 Liter

    $29.99
    IronX Snow Soap by CARPRO is a superior automotive wash designed to not only remove dirt and grime but also decontaminate the paint as well! IronX Snow Soap is a highly concentrated formula made to work with foam guns or foam cannons. This makes IronX...
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  • BLACKFIRE Poly Clay Fine Grade  - 2 Qty. 100 Gram Bars

    BLACKFIRE Poly Clay Fine Grade - 2 Qty. 100 Gram Bars

    $24.99
    Good riddance to paint contaminants The BLACKFIRE Poly Clay – Fine Grade creates the perfect foundation for a head-turning shine. This advanced synthetic clay bar removes the embedded paint contamination that car washing cannot, without scratching or...
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  • BLACKFIRE Clay Mitt

    BLACKFIRE Clay Mitt

    $24.99
    The easy way to Clay! BLACKFIRE Clay Mitt is an advanced clay bar substitute that takes advances of a specially engineered rubber meant to safely remove contaminants that are embedded in your paint. This specialized clay mitt works the same way a...
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    BLACKFIRE Poly Clay and Lubricant Combo - Fine Grade

    BLACKFIRE Poly Clay and Lubricant Combo - Fine Grade

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    Fine grade clay bar is perfect for new or well maintained vehicles! The BLACKFIRE Poly Clay & Lubricant Combo takes out what daily driving puts into your paint - brake dust, industrial fallout, rail dust, bugs, and tar. No wax or paint sealant can...
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  • SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus

    SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus

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    Now 20% stronger than the oriinal SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus! Acid-free and pH balanced formula; safe for all wheels SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus doesn't just clean your wheels, it decontaminates them with a powerful...
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  • SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect 16.9 oz.

    SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect 16.9 oz.

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    Safe on all wheels, including aluminum and alloys! SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect is a highly effective, acid-free special cleaner for all types of steel and light alloy wheels. It easily removes even the most stubborn dirt, such as burnt-on brake...
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  • SONAX Insect Remover 500 ml.

    SONAX Insect Remover 500 ml.

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    SONAX Insect Remover effectively penetrates and loosens dried-on bug residue. Use SONAX Insect Remover to pre-treat bug residues prior to washing your vehicle to aid in bug splatter before it can damage your paint. What's more, SONAX Insect Remover is...
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  • P&S Iron Buster Wheel & Paint Decon Remover - 16 oz.

    P&S Iron Buster Wheel & Paint Decon Remover - 16 oz.

    Our Price: $20.60 - $80.80
    Bust through brake dust and ferrous contamination! P&S Iron Buster Wheel & Paint Decon Remover is the solution to frustrating ferrous contamination. Just spray P&S Iron Buster Wheel & Paint Decon Remover on the surface and let it do all the “busting"...
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  • Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay - 4 oz..

    Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay - 4 oz..

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    Pinnacle's Ultra Poly Clay is the single finest clay composition available today. Ultra Poly Clay is substantially finer than our original Poly Clay, while maintaining all of its advantages. With this ultra fine clay, you can maintain a totally clean,...
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  • Pinnacle Clay Lubricant Pinnacle Clay Lubricant

    Pinnacle Clay Lubricant

    $14.99
    Clay bars quickly remove overspray and paint contamination leaving the cleaned surface "smooth as glass". To work properly, all clays require a lubricant. Pinnacle Clay Lubricant is designed especially to provide a slick surface for both natural and...
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  • GYEON Q2M Iron Remover - 500 ml

    GYEON Q2M Iron Remover - 500 ml

    Our Price: $19.99 - $109.99
    EFFECTIVE IRON FILLING REMOVER Q2M IRON is one of the most efficient, fast-reacting iron removers on the market. This product was specially developed to decontaminate surfaces from harsh ferrous deposits such as brake dust and rail dust easily, making...
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  • GTechniq W6 Iron and General Fallout Remover 250 ml.

    GTechniq W6 Iron and General Fallout Remover

    $14.50
    Built in corrosion inhibitor! GTechniq W6 Iron and General Fallout Remover, formulated to offer the safest and most effective method of damaging paint contaminant removal, will dissolve industrial fallout on your vehicles painted surface and wheels...
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  • Griots Garage Speed Shine Detailer - 22 oz.

    Griots Garage Speed Shine Detailer - 22 oz.

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    This is the finest spray and wipe cleaner and detailer available. I use Speed Shine® more often than any other car care product we make. It's a fast, safe way to keep any painted surface clean and brilliant. A perfect between-washes cleaner for your...
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  • CARPRO IronX Lemon Scent - 500 ml.

    CARPRO IronX Lemon Scent - 500 ml.

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    Lemon scent is less offensive to those with sensitive noses. IronX fans fear not - IronX Lemon Scent is still the same powerful iron remover you've come to know and love! IronX is the perfect product to remove stubborn brake dust! After a few minutes of...
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  • CARPRO Spotless Water Spot Remover 2.0  - 500 ml.

    CARPRO Spotless Water Spot Remover 2.0 - 500 ml.

    Our Price: $17.99 - $23.99
    Improved formulation! CARPRO Spotless 2.0 uses an upgraded chemical formula with stronger acids to break down mineral deposits on your paint! CARPRO Spotless Intensive Water Spot Remover removes stubborn water spots and mineral stains from paint, or...
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  • CARPRO TriX Tar and Iron Remover

    CARPRO TriX Tar and Iron Remover

    $29.69
    CARPRO TriX is a combination of CARPRO TarX and IronX, hence the name. This spray on and rinse away product fuses the powerful iron removal ability of Iron-X with the citrus cleaning ability of Tar-X. The result is an all-in-one cleaning chemical that...
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  • CARPRO IronX Iron Remover - 500 ml.

    CARPRO IronX Iron Remover - 500 ml.

    Our Price: $19.99 - $107.99
    IronX is the perfect product to remove stubborn brake dust! After a few minutes of dwell time you will see the chemical reaction of IronX breaking down and removing unwanted ferrous contamination. Airborne chemical compounds and ferrous...
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  • BLACKFIRE Iron Remover - 32 oz.

    BLACKFIRE Iron Remover - 32 oz.

    Our Price: $29.99 - $99.99
    Powerful, fast acting formula! BLACKFIRE Iron Remover dissolves and resolves the problem of ferrous contamination on paint. The fast-acting formulation of BLACKFIRE Iron Remover is designed to remove the stubborn industrial fallout from you paint or...
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  • BLACKFIRE Clay Lubricant

    BLACKFIRE Clay Lubricant

    $24.99
    Glide your way to perfect gloss BLACKFIRE Clay Lubricant has a polymer-rich formula allows clay to glide over the surface without sticking or scratching. The clay lubricant provides a slippery coating between the clay bar and the paint to protect the...
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