Silver Porsche 356 Windshield

How To Remove Overspray (And Other Messes) From Glass

So, you've got overspray (ie. paint, cement, tar) on your windows? Obviously you want to remove it, but the question is how. Before answering that, you must first consider the substance or contaminant that you are removing. For example, you remove tar differently than you would remove cement, or paint for that matter. Take a look at each scenario Read More

Blue Clay Bar in Tin

What Grade of Clay Bar Should I Use?

When shopping for a clay bar, nothing matters more than what grade you select. Each grade is equally useful, just in different ways. Depending on the contaminants in or on your paint (overspray, debris, sap, environmental fallout), you may need a more agressive grade of clay, but, as you'll soon read, most car owners will be okay with a fine or Read More

Claying a Black Car

Beginner’s Guide To Detailing: Claying

To continue our Beginner's Guide to Detailing, today I'll be discussing the wonderful world of clay. If you haven't heard of claying (aka clay bar treatment), it's basically a process in which you remove embedded contaminants from your car's clear coat. It's one of the most widely used car care practices, and for a number of good reasons. This Read More

clay bar on matte painted car

Can You Clay Matte Paint?

For those of you who don't already know, matte paint is very similar to "normal" glossy paint except for the glaring fact that it doesn't shine. Caring for matte paint is similar as well, but in many ways matte paint is a lot easier to maintain than a glossy car. Along those same lines, a question on the blog came up today about claying to remove Read More

Clay Bar

Clay Bar vs. Paint Cleanser

With Spring quickly perking up, the time has come to witness the condition of your car's post-winter (or post-storage) paint finish. Chances are you're looking at a cloudy, splotchy, just plain unsightly surface - am I right? Some have it worse than others, but one thing's for sure... when spring comes around it's time to think about reinstating Read More

Black BMW Being Clayed

Time to Clay?

As the seasons gradually shift again, Spring (and cleaning) is right around the corner. For some this is dreaded, but for the car enthusiast, it's time to shine. Now if you roll your car out of storage, throw a quick layer of wax on and hit the road, you're probably going to run into some cosmetic problems in the near future that will take away Read More

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 Read More

How to Use a Clay Bar

One Big Clay Bar Guide

How To Use a Clay Bar Effectively, Safely, and Correctly Clay bars might seem insignificant if you've never heard of it before, but to the car care enthusiast, clay is more than a 100 gram bar of art supply. It's been in the detailing field for a number of years and has become a necessity to any polishing procedure. The results don't lie; claying Read More