This Optimum Clay Bar, the AutoScrub Sponge, and 6" Pad are what I use for Step 3 of the Decon process. You can use soap and water, detail spray, or a dedicated lube like Glide for this "mechanical" part of removing contaminants that are embedded in the surface of the clear coat.
Not all clay is the same. I find many companies over complicate it. This one is very simple. That's the reason I like it. I use AutoScrub most of time but find it necessary to have a clay bar in the cabinet for dirty areas or tighter spaces like a front bumper of head light. It's also much better for overspray or heavier contaminants.
You could watch the video above if you'd like, but I use this like so. This is the second step of the decon process.
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