Can I make my own clay bar lubricant?

Yes, soapy water makes a very decent clay lubricant! After you wash the car, mix the same proportions of car shampoo and water in a clean bucket or spray bottle and apply generously to the surface. Then, go at it with the clay, regularly adding more soapy water to keep the surface wet at all times.

What liquid can you use with a clay bar?

Q: What can I use to lubricate a clay bar? You can use a specifically formulated lubricant, a quick detailer, or soapy water. All of these will sufficiently lubricate your vehicle so that the clay bar can glide over your vehicle’s surface without damaging it.

What can you use instead of clay lube?

Dish soap diluted will work but some can break down the clay bar. not diluted dish soap but diluted turtle wash called turtle wax quick and easy zip wax car wash. will that work?Apr 19, 2015.

Can you clay bar with soapy water?

Both work equally well. If you want to do the job fast, use a bucket of soapy water. If you want to work inside or do a thorough job, use a spray lubricant. With a spray lubricant you can wipe down each panel as you go and feel for areas you’ve missed.

Does clay bar remove wax?

Yes. Claying involves gliding along the surface of the car coat and removing any contaminants on the surface. When you clay your vehicle, you remove the contaminants, making the coat easier to wax.

Can you not clay bar a new car?

If your paint feels rough or textured, then you need to clay. If it feels smooth as glass than you shouldn’t need to clay, but it definitely wouldn’t hurt. In all honestly, claying a new car shouldn’t take more than 30-45 minutes, and it requires very little effort.

Are clay bars worth it?

Over time, these particles could permanently damage your paint. These particles also prevent wax and polish from working properly, which means you don’t get as clear a shine. If you want to protect your paint job in the future and have your car looks its best, clay bar detailing is absolutely worth it.

How long does a clay bar last?

clay bar will last you 18 months to 2 years if used on the same vehicle. If you buy clay in an 4 oz. bar, like Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay or BLACKFIRE Poly Clay, cut it in half and keep the unused portions moistened with lubricant in the storage case.

Can I clay bar a wet car?

I have found if you clay the car when its wet, your towel for drying up the clay lube gets saturated faster and i find that more annoying than taking the time to dry it first personally. BUT if you plan to wash it again after claying, then you don’t even need to wipe. But give claying the car wet a try!Nov 10, 2012.

Is ONR a good clay lube?

This solution is as effective as any clay lubricant you can buy! Add 8 ounces of No Rinse Wash & Shine to a gallon of water to make an excellent quick detailer. Fill up a spray bottle with this mixture and use it to clean and shine your vehicle, just as you would use a traditional detailer.

What is clay bar?

What is a Clay Bar? A clay bar is an engineered resin compound that can be synthetic or natural – although most manufacturers use synthetic versions. A somewhat elastic product, the elasticity gives the detailing clay great durability as it is repeatably rolled, flattened, and stretched over your car’s bodywork.

How often should I clay bar?

Although there’s no specific schedule to clay bar your car, you must do this at least 2 to 3 times a year. How often you clean your car will determine the grade you use. To be on the safer side, try being more conservative with the grades, especially when you’re not entirely sure.

Will clay bar remove scratches?

A clay bar does NOT remove any scratches from the surface of the paint because it contains no abrasives. A clay bar is useful for when a car’s paint feels rough and is no longer smooth to the touch as it can help restore that nice smooth feeling you once knew and loved.

Does clay Bar damage clear coat?

Clay bars are not supposed to damage the paint or clear coat finish, the particles that are being removed by the clay bar might remove some of the clear coat (see image below for example) the the damage these particles can do over time is worse than the clear coat being removed – and this valleys will be filled in with Jul 19, 2007.

Can I reuse clay bar?

Improper Claying “The fact is, clay needs to glide over the surface to be effective in cleaning the paint.” As simple as it sounds, it’s the truth. Jim also strongly advises against reusing clay bars. “Once a clay bar has picked up debris, it’s contaminated,” says Jim adamantly.

Should I wax or polish after clay bar?

The detailer’s rule of thumb is to always decontaminate the surface with a clay bar before putting on a new coat of wax, or polishing any exterior paintwork.

Can you use water as a clay bar lubricant?

It is also important to discard a clay bar if it is dropped on the ground. It is also important to lubricate the surface and the clay bar before using. One can either use a quick detailer product or a water/automotive wash solution as a lubricant during the clay bar process.

What do car dealers use to shine cars?

If you want a deep shine that lasts, (and who doesn’t) your car will need a hand waxing using a top quality wax. Carnauba wax is the best there is. It’s a natural product made from Brazilian Carnauba palm trees. It’s prized for its ability to protect from the sun’s killer UV rays and its ability to repel water.