Clay barring is a critical part of proper detailing. Atmospheric sediment and environmental elements (such as pollen, salt, brake dust and tar) gets embedded into the clearcoat. The clay bar removes that contamination and leaves the paint feeling smooth to the touch; properly prepared for polishing or waxing. Below: the clay bar after cleaning a section of the door.
Above: Tape protects rubber trim, emblems and crevices from being embedded with compound.
Above: a surface abrasion in the door.
Above: the front clip is riddled with chips and pitting.
Below: Chips in the paint are touched-up, sanded and polished.
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