A Clay Bar for cars and the recently introduced Nanoskin Autoscrub towels are integral tools for auto detailing professionals as well as car enthusiasts who want to keep the exterior of their vehicles in the best condition possible. Automotive clear coats are susceptible to environmental elements, and detail clay products can remove these pollutants before they become embedded in a car’s clear coat.

Put simply, the purpose of auto detail clay and the Nanoskin Autoscrub pads are to deep cleanse the painted surfaces after the vehicle has been washed and prior to buffing and polishing. The wash-up will not remove the invisible environmental pollutants and they will remain stuck to the paint. Clay bars and the Nanoskin Autoscrub products will remove these pollutants and make the surfaces slick and smooth. You will actually drastically reduce your buffing and polishing times and use less product while keeping your foam buffing pads clean and extending out their life. It is a win-win-win situation!

Detailers Clay is also the go-to substance when it comes to removing paint over spray, industrial and environmental pollutant fallout, rail dust, fresh bird droppings and light tree sap. The Japanese were the first to use clay in the auto-body industry as part of the surface-repair process, bringing it to the U.S. market as recently as 1993. Today, many detailers use clay on every vehicle they service.

Detail Clay and Nanoskin Autoscrub Towels and Pads does a good job of shearing off any foreign material above the level surface of a car’s painted surfaces. Any debris that sticks out past the flat surface of the paint is captured by the clay bar and won’t scratch the car’s paint — as long as the clay bar is properly lubricated. The detailing clay bar will grab even the smallest debris and hold onto it as it slides across the paint. The bar removes the pollutant before it becomes embedded into the vehicle’s clear coat.

Once the vehicle’s painted surfaces have been clayed, the smooth, contaminant-free surface becomes a clean canvas for better wax or sealant application. It takes 10-15 minutes to perform the clay application decontamination of the paint, but it is well worth the time spent because it will save buffing, polishing and detailing labor time and it is also great for the paint! Be sure to try the Nanoskin Autoscrub wash mitt, they will last longer than a clay bar and speed up the whole process.

Various Detail Clay Bar and Nanoskin Autoscrub Grades:

1) Light Cut Detailers Clay Bar & Nanoskin Products – Use regularly for hand washes since it is less aggressive and is safe to use on a regular basis each time the car is washed. This will keep the car’s paint smooth and slick.

2) “Medium Duty” Detailers Clay Bar & Nanoskin Products – Use to prep the paint during the wash-up prior to detailing. These products will remove environmental fallout to prepare the vehicle for buffing and polishing.

3) “Heavy Cut” Detailers Clay Wonder Bar – Use for paint over spray removal, especially if that over spray has been on the car for a long period of time.

“Wonder Lube” Clay Lubricant – This is to be used in conjunction with any of our detailing clay bars and nanoskin autoscrub products to assist with decontamination process. Wonder Lube will not remove automotive paint protection (wax and sealants) like other clay lubricants, and it contains no alcohol.