Clean Your Paint With Clay
It might sound weird, but one of the best ways to clean impurities from your car or truck’s paint is with Clay. Clay is a safe and effective way to remove oxidation, paint, road grime, salt and a number of other things from your paint. There are a number of different clay cleaners on the market and all of them work fairly well. When you purchase one, just look for a good name brand and you will probably be happy with your purchase. For example, Mothers, a very well known name in the detailing industry, makes this one available on Amazon.
To begin the cleaning process, first you must thoroughly wash your vehicle. Be as detailed as possible and when you are finished dry your car or truck thoroughly.
Now, form your clay into a flat pancake shape about the size of your hand. You will be working in a small 2′ x 2′ area at a time. Spray the area with the lubricating spray that came with the clay. Now, place the clay on the spot and move it back and forth using as much pressure as you need. You will feel the clay dragging a bit at first and then gliding easily as it removes the impurities. When you can tell that the surface is now smooth, you are done with that section. Remove the clay and wipe the area dry with a clean and soft cotton towel.
Repeat this process over the entire surface of the car and follow that up with a good waxing. You will be surprised just how good your car looks now. It might take some time to finish the entire job, but you will be very glad that you did it.