Clay bars, clay mitts, and clay lubes are indispensable in car detailing for their ability to deeply cleanse the paintwork. Clay bars and mitts effectively remove embedded contaminants such as tar, industrial fallout, and tree sap that regular washing alone cannot eliminate. They gently glide over the surface, pulling out these contaminants and leaving a smooth finish.
Clay lubes provide lubrication, reducing friction and preventing scratches during the clay process. By using clay bars, mitts, and lubes, car detailers can properly prepare the vehicle for subsequent polishing, waxing, or sealing steps.