When using detailing clay to clay your car, it’s important to keep the paint finish slick or else you risk scratching your car's paint finish. When applying, detailing clay should glide freely over the paint surface since it becomes more abrasive as it pulls out contaminants such as rail dust, brake dust, road grime and sap.
A popular method is to wash the car with car wash shampoo, apply the detailing clay while the surface is still soapy, and then rinsing the car. The problem is that soap can degrade the clay compound. Not only that, but on a hot day you risk having the car wash shampoo dry on the car before you have a chance to finish claying the entire car. So not only is it not good for the clay but it's also not good for your car paint.
So while it may seem like a good way to save time and money, we suggest you avoid doing this.
For these reasons, use a quick detailer or waterless wash like einszett Waterless Wash.
Waterless Wash makes a great lubricant when applying detailing clay since it won’t affect the clay and you can control the area you're working on by spraying exactly where you need it.
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