Easily and effectively remove stubborn environmental contaminants, tar, and bugs for a mirror-smooth finish!
Regardless of the time and care spent on maintaining your car’s factory-fresh finish, paint contaminants are inevitable. Some contaminants, such as bugs, tar, and overspray are visible, but pollutants from environmental fallout, rail and brake dust cannot be detected with the naked eye. Evidence of this is rough, gritty spots when you run your hands across the paint surface. There is no wax or paint sealant available today that can possibly prevent this from happening. These airborne particles land on your car’s surface, work their way through the clear coat, wax or sealant, and make their home against the paint. Over time they abrade the paint, allow oxidation to begin, and cause tiny rust spots in your paint. In order to preserve your vehicle’s satiny-smooth finish, these enemies must be removed. No amount of washing or polishing alone can do that. With Wolfgang Elastic Poly Clay, these harmful particles are eliminated from paintwork quickly and effectively.
Claying is a recent technique, designed (in the 1990s in Japan) to replace the old methods of machine compounding or grinding away the contaminants. The old techniques, though effective, also compromised the integrity of the clear coat and eventually the paint. Wolfgang Elastic Poly Clay acts as a magnet to foreign particles, literally pulling the paint-fouling grime away from the surface of the paint. You simply rub the clay across the surface, yielding a satiny-smooth, unpolluted, and immaculate finish. This is the optimum surface for applying polish, wax or sealant. Without this step, you will trap these harmful particles, possibly doing more damage than good.
Where do paint contaminants come from? There are three major sources: rail dust, break dust and environmental pollution—all unavoidable in our modern world. These contaminants affect all finishes on your car and can cause serious damage when left untreated. Thanks to the discovery of the effectiveness of clay as a contaminant magnet, this job is a breeze.
Wolfgang Elastic Poly Clay is a non-abrasive product, safe for all aluminum, chrome, fiberglass, paint and finishes. It loosens and lifts all manner of dirt, grime, and contaminants away from the surface like magic. You will be amazed at the amount of debris collected by the clay with each pass. Elastic Poly Clay is unlike other clays in formulation—the latest research and technology in car care has gone into this product. This formula is superior at attracting and exfoliating dirt, allowing the clay to glide across the surface with little to no effort, and keeping the clay supple and pliable. It packs great cleaning power—enough to remove stubborn tree sap, tar, acid rain and water spots without harsh chemicals or abrasive particles. Wolfgang Elastic Poly Clay will not dry out with age or decompose with frequent use. Simply keep moist with Wolfgang Clay Lubricant, store in a sealed bag between uses, and knead before each application to expose a clean surface and activate the super polymers. The clay should last through seven to ten cars.
Wolfgang Elastic Poly Clay is intended to be used in combination with Wolfgang Clay Lubricant. It is essential to use a lubricant when claying so that the clay skims effortlessly across the car. The super polymers in both the clay and the lubricant deliver an ultra-slick surface. Begin by spraying a light mist of Wolfgang Elastic Poly Lubricant on a small section of the car. Apply the clay, rubbing with moderate pressure. You will feel the clay “grab” at foreign particles as it decontaminates your paint. When the surface is free of pollutants, the clay will slip along easily. After application, just use a clean, dry towel to wipe away residue to reveal an ultra-smooth finish. No more irregular, bumpy surfaces to contend with!
Tech notes: Car must be clean and dry before using clay. To properly preserve your Wolfgang Poly Clay, spray it with Wolfgang Clay Lubricant and store it in a sealed plastic bag. Store clay at a moderate temperature. It will last through seven to ten applications if cared for this way. It’s time for a new clay bar when contaminant particles are visible or the clay, itself, doesn’t seem to absorb debris any longer.
- Clay should only be used on a clean vehicle. Before each use knead the clay to expose a fresh, unused surface.
- Spray a small area of your car’s surface with Wolfgang Clay Lubricant.
- Using moderate pressure, pass clay across the paint until you don’t feel any more “grabbing.” The clay will move freely when all pollutants have been removed. Be sure to keep the car well lubed. Check clay often for any particles that might scratch the surface, and shave them off.
- When you’ve clayed the entire car, buff it clean with a dry towel to remove any clay residue. Rinse and dry your car.
- For the ultimate outcome, follow claying with Wolfgang Paintwork Polish Enhancer, then protect and seal in the shine with Deep Gloss Paint Sealant. This will yield an unbelievable showroom-quality finish.