Z-18 ClayBar™ is a pliable, synthetic bar that quickly and
safely removes embedded contamination from all glass and painted
surfaces. Used for years by automobile manufacturers and auto body
shops, paint cleaning clay is an excellent choice for removing
contamination that cannot be removed using conventional cleaning methods.
Shipping Weight: 0.36 pounds
Quantity in Basket: None
Red items are required
Quickly and safely removes
contamination. Makes your
paint feel smooth as glass!
Z-18 ClayBar™ is non-abrasive and works like no cleaner,
compound or chemical can. When used as directed, it is safe for use on
all paint finishes.
Use Z-18 ClayBar™ to help remove the following:
Rail dust - Tiny, sharp bare metal shavings that can adhere and
imbed into the paint finish and cause serious damage when left
untreated. Over 70% of new vehicles are transported from the factory
using the rail system. In many cases, new cars are stored near a
railroad and becomes infected with rail dust.
Brake Dust - Similar to rail dust, brake dust is also in the
form of tiny, sharp metal shavings. In recent years, asbestos brake
pads were replaced with metallic brake pads, which are actually brake
pads made from tiny metal or metallic shavings. Anytime a vehicle is
braking; brake dust is disbursed into the air and onto the paint
finish. Since the brake dust is now actually tiny particles of bare
metal, this form of brake dust can seriously damage the paint finish
when left untreated.
Industrial Fallout - A general term used for pollution and can
be found in many forms. Eventually, pollution settles onto the paint
finish of all vehicles and can cause serious damage when left
Tree Sap, Road Tar, Bug Residue, Paint Overspray, and Acid Rain
Deposits -- These contaminants adhere to or imbed into the paint
finish. Left untreated, they will cause permanent damage to your
car's paint work by staining and weakening the protective
Z-18 ClayBar™ is highly recommended as the ultimate way to
clean and prepare your car's finish prior to using the Zaino Show
Car Polish system.
The Z-18 jar contains 4 ounces (two 2 ounce bars).
Before using a Z-18 ClayBar™ on your car, you
must thoroughly clean and dry your car to remove any loose
dirt. Direct sunlight should not fall on your car's
surface, and it's best if the work area is relatively
cool to prevent rapid evaporation of the clay lubricant.
Do not risk scratching your car; if you drop your clay
bar, throw it away!
To use Z-18 ClayBar™, you spray a water-based
lubricant on a small area of your car and rub the bar back
and forth with light to medium pressure. If the lubricant
begins to dry, you'll need to spray more. Z-18 is fairly
sticky, and cannot be used dry. If you try using it dry,
you'll make a big mess. We suggest mixing one cap full
Z-7 Show Car Wash with water in a 16 ounce spray bottle. Z-6 also works as a lubricant for Z-18 ClayBar, but
Z-7 Show Car Wash is much more cost effective.
After a few passes with the Z-18 ClayBar™, rub
your hand over the area to feel if the surface contamination
was removed. Keep rubbing until all contamination bumps are
gone. Finally, wipe the clay residue off with a soft
terrycloth towel, and buff to a nice luster. Just like
polishing with Zaino Show Car Polish, work in small
Check your Z-18 ClayBar frequently for hard particles. When
found, pick them off. Make it a habit to occasionally knead
and reform the bar so that a fresh portion of the bar
contacts your car's paint. If you drop your bar of clay
on the ground, it's history. Toss it out. Don't
take any chances, discard the clay bar if it becomes
impregnated with grit.
Do not overuse. A single bar will do 3-4 medium size cars
with moderate contamination. If you are removing heavy
overspray or rail dust, use the bar once and throw it
When you're finished claying your car, you should wash it
Z-7 Show Car Wash
to remove the lubricant film. Finally, seal your freshly
cleaned paint with your choice of
Z-2 Show Car Polish for Clear Coated Car Finishes,
Z-3 Show Car Polish for Non-clear Coated Paint, or
Z-5 Show Car Polish for Swirl Marks and Fine