Clay Bar On Glass?

Chances are you’ve heard of claying your car’s paintwork to remove embedded contaminants, debris, and things like overspray and sap. That is, however, not the only use for this nifty little tool. You can use clay on glass to remove similar things, too. You can also clay your wheels, but we’ll get into that another time. For now, let’s take a look at the kind of things you can remove from your glass using clay…

You might be thinking to yourself that you’ll probably never have to clay your car’s windshield, but I can assure you these things happen. Think about it, your car is constantly in new environments, surrounded by lots of other cars and trees and “stuff” like construction, etc. Without beating a dead horse I’ll give you a short list of things I’ve seen just in the past year: cement overspray, paint overspray, sap, dried bird droppings, bug splats, dried on grease from an overhead garage door, and deposits from parking beneath a train track – just to name a few.

Point is, this stuff happens and when it does, you need to look toward a clay bar to help remedy the situation. Essentially you use the exact same process as you would on paint – lubricate, clay, dry – but in some scenarios you may need to new more aggressive. With glass, always remember that using a razor blade is a-okay because the glass isn’t porous and soft like paint is (for removing things like stickers…). But when something’s really stuck and removal seems to be a pain, bust out your clay and tackle the issue in no time.