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The future of clay bars

April 30, 2014
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ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Clay bars are becoming less popular, especially with “enthusiasts and weekend warriors,” and their future in the detailing industry has been questioned, according to a Detailed Image blog.     

There are products now on the market that are making decontamination easier. The blog goes into detail about many of the new products that are assisting detailers.

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However, clay bars are not going away, according to the blog. “Reason being, many times [detailers] encounter contamination that is either too much for the newer methods to handle or simply takes too long compared to using a clay bar.” Clay bars are also useful for paint transfers, the blog notes.

The blog concludes by noting clay bars are still a requisite tool in the detailing industry, but that new tools have also been great additions.

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