Clay Bars

Clay Bars

Before your paint can really shine, its surface needs to be completely clean. Automotive paint decontamination products are designed to remove contaminants that adhere to the surface of the paint, such as industrial fallout, rail dust, brake dust, tar, tree sap, and road grime. These contaminants can leave a rough paint surface, affect its appearance, and potentially cause damage if left untreated. Eastwood stocks all types of automotive paint decontamination products including clay bars, clay mitts, and chemical contaminant solutions.

Clay bars are made of a soft, malleable synthetic clay compounds specifically formulated for automotive use. They come in various grades, ranging from fine to aggressive, depending on the level of contamination and the type of paint. Clay bars are used in conjunction with a lubricant, such as a quick detailer or clay lubricant. The lubricant provides a slippery surface for the clay bar to glide over, while the clay bar picks up and traps contaminants embedded in the paint.

Clay bars effectively remove bonded contaminants from the surface of the paint, leaving it smooth and clean. They are particularly useful for removing embedded contaminants that washing alone cannot eliminate. Gently kneading and folding the clay bar once it has become contaminated during use exposes a clean surface that can be used until it becomes too dirty to use effectively.

Eastwood also offers clay mitts that effectively remove bonded contaminants from the paint surface. These work similarly to clay bars, but with the added convenience of a mitt-style application. Clay mitts are mitt-shaped tools with a surface made of clay-like material or synthetic polymers designed to mimic the action of traditional clay bars. They typically feature a microfiber or foam backing for ease of use and added comfort during application.

Detailers often find clay mitts easier to use than clay bars, as they can be easily slipped onto the hand and used like a wash mitt during the decontamination process. Many clay mitts are reusable and can be cleaned and stored for future use, making them a cost-effective alternative to traditional clay bars.

Eastwood also supplies numerous liquid paint decontamination solutions formulated with active ingredients that dissolve or break down contaminants on the paint surface chemically. These products often contain paint-safe acids or other reactive chemicals that are sprayed onto the paint surface to dwell for a short period. During this time, the chemicals react with the contaminants, loosening them from the surface for easy removal.

Some chemical decontamination dissolvers can also be used to clean other exterior surfaces, such as wheels, tires, and trim, making them versatile products for overall vehicle maintenance.

When choosing between clay bars, chemical decontamination dissolvers, and clay mitts, consider factors such as the level of contamination, the type of paint, ease of use, and personal preference. Whatever you choose, Eastwood has a solution to remove grit for a truly clean surface.

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Before your paint can really shine, its surface needs to be completely clean. Automotive paint decontamination products are designed to remove contaminants that adhere to the surface of the paint, such as industrial fallout, rail dust, brake dust, tar, tree sap, and road grime. These contaminants can leave a rough paint surface, affect its appearance, and potentially cause damage if left untreated. Eastwood stocks all types of automotive paint decontamination products including clay bars, clay mitts, and chemical contaminant solutions.

Clay bars are made of a soft, malleable synthetic clay compounds specifically formulated for automotive use. They come in various grades, ranging from fine to aggressive, depending on the level of contamination and the type of paint. Clay bars are used in conjunction with a lubricant, such as a quick detailer or clay lubricant. The lubricant provides a slippery surface for the clay bar to glide over, while the clay bar picks up and traps contaminants embedded in the paint.

Clay bars effectively remove bonded contaminants from the surface of the paint, leaving it smooth and clean. They are particularly useful for removing embedded contaminants that washing alone cannot eliminate. Gently kneading and folding the clay bar once it has become contaminated during use exposes a clean surface that can be used until it becomes too dirty to use effectively.

Eastwood also offers clay mitts that effectively remove bonded contaminants from the paint surface. These work similarly to clay bars, but with the added convenience of a mitt-style application. Clay mitts are mitt-shaped tools with a surface made of clay-like material or synthetic polymers designed to mimic the action of traditional clay bars. They typically feature a microfiber or foam backing for ease of use and added comfort during application.

Detailers often find clay mitts easier to use than clay bars, as they can be easily slipped onto the hand and used like a wash mitt during the decontamination process. Many clay mitts are reusable and can be cleaned and stored for future use, making them a cost-effective alternative to traditional clay bars.

Eastwood also supplies numerous liquid paint decontamination solutions formulated with active ingredients that dissolve or break down contaminants on the paint surface chemically. These products often contain paint-safe acids or other reactive chemicals that are sprayed onto the paint surface to dwell for a short period. During this time, the chemicals react with the contaminants, loosening them from the surface for easy removal.

Some chemical decontamination dissolvers can also be used to clean other exterior surfaces, such as wheels, tires, and trim, making them versatile products for overall vehicle maintenance.

When choosing between clay bars, chemical decontamination dissolvers, and clay mitts, consider factors such as the level of contamination, the type of paint, ease of use, and personal preference. Whatever you choose, Eastwood has a solution to remove grit for a truly clean surface.

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