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- Removes embedded grains of metal, tree sap, airborne environmental deposits and paint overspray for "new" look
- Safe to use on paint
- Includes 2 clay bars, Showtime Instant Detailer, Microfiber towel
- Regular use provides a long lasting benefit to your vehicle
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You’ve heard about clay bars—professional detailers, body men and your car buddies all talk about how well they work. Now use the clay bar everybody wants. Created to remove the particulate debris and contaminants that washing and polishing can’t, our exclusive Clay Bar System will remove embedded grains of metal, tree sap, airborne environmental deposits and paint overspray. Better yet, our clay bar isn’t hazardous to your paint—it’s just firm enough to pick up the bad stuff, without being too aggressive. Use Mothers Clay Bar to get rid of paint-fouling grime and pave the way for complete waxing.
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Mothers California Gold Clay Bar System
Complete Clay Bar Kit:
- Two (2) 100 gram Clay Bars
- 16 oz. Instant Detailer
- 15" x 15" Microfiber Towel
Mothers California Gold Clay Bar System was created to remove the particulate debris and contaminants that washing and polishing can’t, our exclusive Clay Bar System will remove embedded grains of metal, tree sap, airborne environmental deposits and paint overspray.
Better yet, our clay bar isn’t hazardous to your paint—it’s just firm enough to pick up the bad stuff, without being too aggressive. Use Mothers Clay Bar to get rid of paint-fouling grime and pave the way for complete waxing.
- Great for quick touch-ups and maintenance between washings
- Use on all types of paint, including clearcoats
- Adds depth and clarity in seconds
- Removes surface dirt and debris
- Easy to use
- When used with clay bar, work in small sections and spray liberally in a sweeping motion, onto cool, clean, car panel before using clay bar. Ensure paint surface is thoroughly lubricated when used with clay bar. Use a microfiber towel to dry off excess Instant Detailer and move onto the next area to be clayed.
- A smart way to deal with really heavy dirt, sap, bird droppings and other stuck-on stuff is to pre-treat the extra-dirty sections of bodywork. Hit that nasty spot with a spritz of Mothers Instant Detailer. Soak the offending area liberally, and allow the solution to penetrate before washing the entire car.
- Looking for more shine? Just use Mothers Instant Detailer on a wet, freshly washed car to turn up the shine. Just spray one section at a time covering each area liberally, spread the instant detailer around evenly with a fresh microfiber towel.
- Picks up embedded particles in your paint
- More malleable and not as stiff as other clays
- Minimal chance of scratching the paint and will be easier to use and remold
- Works well on plastic, trim and glass, as well as matte-finish plastics that are free of coatings
- Removes paint over-spray from chrome, paint and just about any other hard or shiny surface
- Safe for all automotive paints
- Before using the clay bar, apply a liberal layer of Mothers Instant Detailer (in a sweeping motion) on a freshly washed surface. This film will serve as a lubricant for the clay bar so it doesn't stick and leave behind any deposits.
- To remove deposits, simply slide the clay bar over the lubricated surface. Be sure to knead the bar regularly to expose fresh clay.
- Since a clay bar is so effective at removing deposits it takes off wax as well. Plan on re-waxing the finish after using a clay bar. So if you plan to polish, seal and wax, do it after using a clay bar.
Mothers is known worldwide for its premium-grade polishes, waxes and cleaners and offers a broad array of finish care products under its Classic, California Gold, Reflections, Power, Marine and Professional lines.
Satisfaction guaranteed when used as directed. Manufacturer's liability limited to replacement of product or refund of purchase price upon return of unused portion and proof of purchase.
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So essentially I've learned that this product uses hydroplaning of the clay to pick up foreign fragments that causes your car's paint to feel gritty (even after washed).
When I first found out about "claying" a car I was ecstatic. My pre-owned car looked nice but it didn't look or feel spectacular. I picked a kit up at my local AutoZone and watched a few videos to find out the best techniques for claying a car.
I grabbed a kit,thoroughly washed my car but left it wet after the final rinse: got a bucket of water out and went to work. In about 2 hours my entire car was as smooth as glass to the touch. I was so amazed and in love with the results! My 10 year old car- YES 10 years old- looked and felt like a 2012/13 model! It was the very first time my car had ever been clayed so it only made sense to me that it would take so long.
I found out that using water as lubrication instead of the spray that comes with the kit is generally a better choice (in my opinion). The spray left a residue and I couldn't work fast enough wipe it down after I used it. Yeah, that residue took 2 more washes to get off.
Also the spray smells minty - in a weird way.
after claying it I rinsed it again (to get rid of any water marks) then dried it and continued to polish/wax it.
After this initial 2hr job I only needed to clay my car for 45 minutes or so every 4 1/2 months. I live in the city so my car is often exposed to airborne pollution and debris from construction.
***EDIT: NOV 2016 Please Read
-I suggest using a bucket of water or a spray bottle with SLIGHTLY SOAPY water for lubrication
If you're water is too soapy the clay starts to melt, but yes, slightly soapy water does work- I've experimented a couple of different times. Just don't use dirty soapy water. I still don't use the spray (I've now clayed about 6 different cars multiple times each), but find, as other suggested, soapy water to be a better fit.
**You need to keep the area you're claying/barring, nice and lubricated as much as possible- if you're using soapy water have a microfiber towel on hand to squeeze water over the area after every few swipes of the clay.
-Your car's body must be spotless before you clay it (wash the car but don't dry it) dry it after you clay it and rinse it
-you can clay the windows too!
-If you want to test the texture of your car's paint after it is washed run your fingers gently down the hood and on various parts of the body. If your fingers catch a little bit and you can feel debris you should clay your car. To amplify your sense of touch put a ziploc bag over your hand and then feel around.
-get rid of any bracelets, belts,watches, rings etc when detailing your car; many times people do not notice that they press themselves against the body when detailing and thus run the risk of scratching up the paint.
-Polish then wax your car after you have clayed it to seal out any debris and to bring out the best shine in the paint
The clarity and texture of the paint on my car was greatly improved after claying it :)- I don't think my paint could be clearer
**1st pic of 05' Mazda clayed only, 2nd pic of '05 Mazda clayed then polished, 3rd pic is a '08 Sebring clayed and waxed, and finally the 4th picture is of a Porsche 968 95' after being clayed, polished, and waxed. All cars had glass smooth paint afterwards!
I recently purchased my first vehicle: a used 1997 Honda Civic. I proudly took it home, and parked it in its new domicile in the parking garage of my apartment building. I let it rest overnight, thinking it was safe and sound.
Imagine my sorrow when I visited it the next day for a drive... HORRORS!!! A nefarious sewage pipe, lurking in the ceiling, had leaked unmentionable white corrosive ectoplasm onto the roof of my new friend! The splatters covered a good quarter of the car, and the filthy residue they left behind simply would NOT come off!
In frantic haste, I applied water and a towel. No joy.
I dug out some mild soap and a slightly abrasive cloth. Failure.
I resorted to grease-cutting detergent and as much force as I could muster. The splotches stayed, and the sewer pipe laughed evilly at my futile efforts. I was defeated.
In my grief, a friend of mine suggested I try the clay bar system. I sprung for it, not expecting much, but hoping at best to polish up the unaffected side of the car. My arch-nemesis the pipe (although now taped up and plastered with a warning sign) still snickered at me from the other side of the garage. But as I applied the clay to the stains, the heavens broke and angelic voices drowned out the wicked gurgle. The residuum was going away! Hoping against hope, I kept working the area, and lo and behold, it was GONE!
Now I am laughing, and the pipe no longer darkens my days. Thanks to Mothers for making a great product, and helping me enjoy the bond with my first car.
Okay, now, amusing narrative aside, this stuff DOES work. It took out the nasty, otherwise-indelible stains I mentioned above. It also took about 10 years off the appearance of the paint job. That's 18-year old paint looking like 7-8 year old paint: quite a noticeable difference. I couldn't quite get mine to pass the "towel test," but it passed the "spray bottle test." I.e. the spray bottle sat, unmoving, on the uncleaned area of the hood. But when placed on the clayed area, it slid right off. Provable, objective difference.
It does require elbow grease and time to get this result. I am pretty sure this car was never clayed previously, and probably not waxed. I spent about 1 hour per section of car to get this result (i.e. one hour for one door, one hour for the trunk, one hour for the roof, 90 minutes for the hood, etc.) but to me it was well worth it. You may get faster results if your paint is better off to start with. Best of luck!
I would say 90% of the time this is what I clay bar my cars with and friends when I detail.
I love the detailing spray because it smells like cinnamon. Just a tip is cut the clay bar into 4 pieces. That way when you drop a piece on the floor you are not throwing out the entire bar ;-p Plus you can use one piece for the lower rocker panels, one for the wheels, and then you have two other pieces for the rest of the car.