You have no items in your shopping cart.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:17:30 PM Australia/Sydney
Miracle Detail aka Paul Dalton - Carries out the ultimate detail on a brand new Mclaren Mp4.
Corrected with Rupes Bigfoot correction systemRead More
Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:30:58 PM Australia/Sydney
Check out the video demonstration of using the Mothers California Gold Clay Bar Kit. Or read on for our guide to deep clean your car using the classic clay bar system.
As time goes by, your car's surface will accumulate dust, environment pollutants, and other types of contaminants, which, in turn can very slowly eat away at paint work. Using a good quality wash and wax or heavy duty wash definitely removes dirt and grime. However, No matter how hard you wash your car, there will still be fine contaminants left on painted surfaces and glass. Contaminants that are often times invisible to the naked eye. You should always remove these little nasties from your vehicle before applying wax or any type of sealant.
Thinks you will need:
OR Buy a complete kit which works out cheaper and comes with everything you need. We recommend the Mothers California gold Clay bar kit.
Rubbing the car back with a clay bar can be very effective in getting rid of contaminants on the surface. Though they are mildly abrasive, in general they do not damage your paint. Instead, they make it possible for your vehicle to achieve a silky smooth surface once again.
Follow the simple steps listed below for you to learn how to use clay bars properly.
Pre wash and dry
Let your car cool down first. Afterwards, wash it thoroughly using a good quality wash mitt and car shampoo. Doing so will help you remove big stuff like dirt, road film and grease. This will make the clay bar work efficiently and effectively. And, do not forget to let your car dry first before you move on to the next step.
Let us begin
Pull a section of the clay bar away from the main block. You can divide it into into two or three bits or any number you like. Only use one piece at a time. Save the other remaining bits for later use. Doing this is practical since there is a big possibility that while you are using the clay bar in removing contaminants, you will drop it. If that happens, Throw it away. It will pick up dirt or other damaging materials from the ground, making it useless unless you want a big scratch mural on your car.
Fold and reshape
Fold the clay bar in your hand to hide the used dirty surface and reshape it to present a new clean area.
ALWAYS Spray generously
Spray a generous amount of lubricant or quick detail spray onto your working area. Afterwards, rub the sprayed area using the clay bar for a couple of runs. During this process it is important for you to use, not only a left and right motion, but an up and down movement as well. In addition, use as little pressure as possible. If the clay bar starts to stick, spray additional lubricant. Continue rubbing until you can no longer feel those little bumps as you move the clay bar or you can already feel that the surface is very smooth.
Work in sections
Move into another area of your car's surface and repeat step 4. Continue doing this until you have covered the entire car. Remove the extra clay lubricant by using a microfiber towel before you move on to another area.
Reminder: Remember to keep recycling the used clay by folding and then squeezing it until a new, clean surface emerges. If it is a bit nasty, then use the spare clay bits you have. In addition, keep in mind that clay bars do not remove scratches and swirls. Their main purpose is to get rid of contaminants that have accumulated on your car's surface in preparation for a good polishing / waxing
I always clay a vehicle back before I apply any kind of wax or sealant to my cars. Because after all what is the point of using protective waxes and polishes when you are applying them over the top of contaminants.
TIP: If your car has large tar spots use a good quality bug and tar remover first. As the clay bar may pick these up and drag them along your working area causing a fine scratch or marring the paint.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 9:59:46 PM Australia/Sydney
Steve Gosbee shows us how to rub smooth and compound / polish automotive paintwork. The demonstration is shown on a brand new paint job that has some lines through the paintwork. This technique and video lesson can also be applied to cars that have been neglected and have deep scratches or swirl marks.Read More
Friday, 8 March 2013 8:33:21 AM Australia/Sydney
A Car is a huge investment. And I see so many people neglecting there cars. Driving them through automatic car washes and going to self serve bays that use recycled water!.Read More