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So-called claying is an essential part of a thorough cleaning of the car's surface. This clay removes small particles and bumps on the surfaces, which you can feel with your fingers and which the previous processes have not been able to remove. At worst, the surface can feel like sandpaper and it is most often the areas around the wheels that you need to use clay. After using clay, you can proceed to sealing the car.

The behavior is the same on all types of clay. Namely, a gentle and effective way to remove the last impurities without damaging the paint. The clay is available in different hardnesses. The most gentle, "harmless" and easiest to use is a soft variant. Usually it is more than good enough to just use a soft clay. In the most difficult areas, a harder type of clay may be needed for best effect. A Claybar usually requires its own lubricant, so it glides easily without scratching the paint. Some can be used with only clean water.


Make sure that the clay does not rub against the surface, but slides gently on top of the oil / lubricant.

After treatment with clay, the surfaces are completely devoid of impurities in the surface. There is a big difference between treated and untreated surface. Never use force when using clay



Clay guide

Below is a general guide to using clay. Always check the instructions for use on the product you have purchased.


  1. Wash the car thoroughly and remove iron residue and tar before you begin.

  2. Areas that need treatment with clay can be found by running your fingers across the surface. If the car has never been treated with clay, it may be necessary to treat the entire car.

  3. The size of the clay piece you are going to use is approx. the same size as a ping pong ball. Squeeze it flat like a sheet. You can heat it by hand or in hot water.

  4. Start by applying a lubricant to a small area to be treated. There are several lubricants available for this purpose, but also detergents that work just as well as lubricant. Using clean water as a lubricant may work, but it is recommended to use the correct lubricant.

  5. Carefully push the clay over the surface and do not press the clay down against the paint. Let the camp do the work. Apply lubricant regularly so that the clay slides as easily as possible on the surface.

  6. When the surface of the clay is dirty, bake it into the clay and continue with a clean surface.

  7. Compare treated and untreated surface and check if there are still particles that need to be removed. If the surface is slippery, move on to the next area.


IMPORTANT ! If the clay falls to the ground / floor, throw it away immediately! Clay that has ended up on the floor is always dirty and must not be used. This can lead to scratches in the paint. Therefore, small pieces of clay are used at a time and not the whole piece at once.

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