What Claying Does For Your Car?

Daily driven cars are constantly exposed to contaminants in the the atmosphere.

Some of the contaminants your car is exposed to are:

⦁ Industrial Pollution
⦁ Road Grime
⦁ Brake Dust
⦁ Bugs Remains
⦁ Specs from Tree Sap or Tar
⦁ Acid from rain or bird droppings

These contaminants bond to the surface of your car, leaving your your paint more prone to oxidation and premature aging.


The paint will also feel rough.

Some consequences of not having a slick and smooth surface on your car are:

⦁ Dirt and grime tend to stick to the surface of your car, which can lead to instilling that dreaded swirl marks during your car wash process.

⦁ Polish, wax or coating applied on to your paint will not sit well on the surface of your car, as the contaiminants are in between the layer of wax, and the clean car paint.

Light reflects much better off a clean smooth surface, giving the car a much richer shine. 

What is claying exactly?

Claying a vehicle is the process of removing bonded surface contaminants from your car.

Surface contamination, as shown by this magnified illustration, won’t budge when you wash the surface using a traditional wash method.

clay magnified diagram

Detailing Clay works by gliding over the surface of your paint on a thin layer of clay lubricant.

The contamination sticks up through the surface of the paint where the clay is able to remove it.

The clay lubricant helps to keep the clay from sticking to the surface of the paint while it removes the bonded contamination.

The Detailing Clay actually shears the bonded surface contamination without harming your paint. Leaving behind a smooth as glass surface on your car.

Claying should be done to ensure the durability and protect the lifespan of the car paint.

The Washlab method

Our entire clay process consists of 4 important steps to get it right.

The steps are explained in the diagram below.



It is crucial to complete the second wash prior to applying any wax or polish.

Debris, combined with the buffing motion during wax,sealant or polish application is a recipe for disaster.

The second wash clears up any debris brought up from the surface after claying, leaving behind a glass like smooth surface.





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