The Clay Mitt
The Clay Mitt
Clay Mitt Solar
Our NEW Clay Mitt has had a few tweaks from our blue ones in as much as the mitt is slightly longer and we are trialling the loop on the inside of the mitt compared to the outside like the blue ones; the compound remains the same though!
The Clay Mitt Solar offers a thin layer of polymer clay compound bonded to a microfibre glove which easily and quickly removes surface contaminants and a high percentage of the embedded contaminants, allowing products to bond to the paintwork more effectively and provide a better finish. Embedded contaminants such as brake dust, tree sap, tar, iron fallout, paint overspray and more! When these bond themselves to your vehicles paintwork, over time they leave your paintwork feeling rough to the touch and mask your paintwork's clarity and shine; they can also affect how your car wax or paint sealant work when applied as well as providing potential long term damage.
The Clay Mitt Solar does not require 'warming up' like a Clay Bar to make it soft and pliable. Also, dropping a Clay Bar results in it being written off!, if you drop the Clay Mitt Solar it can be cleaned by simply rinsing it thoroughly in water.
Perhaps the biggest advantage is that the Clay Mitt Solar lasts up to 20 times longer than the traditional Clay Bar, is easier to handle than a Clay Bar, it saves a significant amount of time without compromising performance and is much more cost effective.
A very popular product which has high durability of 60-80 vehicles dependant on contamination severity.
Is there any downside to the Clay Mitt Solar? Well like all clay products, a generous amount of lubrication is required to prevent marring. These can be dedicated clay lubricants, some water based detailing sprays or simply fresh water with some car shampoo in it. Any marring can be removed with a polish, but with some practice, marring soon becomes a moot point!
Why is the Clay Mitt Solar not graded? The pattern in which the polymer clay compound is applied allows for a reduced risk of marring (see 'New Features' below) and this clever design means that within reason, it can tackle most things on the automotive paint surface. Grading is often an unnecessary marketing ploy!
Polythene Bag Test. You can check how smooth your automotive paint surface is by simply running your hand over the top of it (ensure you are jewellery free) but a neat trick to amplify this is to place your hand into a polythene bag (sandwich bag) and gently rub it over the surface. If there is contamination, then this technique will highlight it far easier than your hand will.
New features include:
- New Polymer Clay Compound – Endures heat from sunlight much better preventing compound going sticky.
- Coverage – The Polymer Clay Compound is slightly thicker and of higher quality.
- Membrane Furrows - These ridges in the polymer clay compound are open pored preventing contaminants from getting trapped
- Microfibre – New and improved closed-loop weave to provide more 'bite'
- Usability – Superb feedback experience during the claying process, eliminating over usage in achieving the required result and thus saving more time.
- Comfortable design
- Size - Approx 22cm x 15cm
Instructions (See Notes below also)
1. Thoroughly wash the vehicle removing all loose surface contamination.
2. Pre soak the Clay Mitt in warm water and car shampoo prior to use. Wet the cars surface before attempting to use the Clay Mitt using the microfiber side.
3. Use the Clay Mitt so that the membrane furrows are lying north to south when you are moving the cloth back and forth, east to west (With your hand inserted, imagine you're waving with the mitt). Furrows lying in this direction provide the greatest amount of gentle abrasion and break down larger contaminants into smaller pieces, thus reducing the risk of marring. This also keeps any trapped contaminants from the lubricant in one place prior to the cloth being rinsed out.
4. Without applying pressure, pass the Clay Mitt over the wet surface until the surface feels smooth. The Clay Mitt should be rinsed regularly to reduce the risk of any contamination marring the paintwork.
5. Thoroughly rinse the surface and use a fresh microfibre cloth to dry the area. The surface should be smooth to touch.
6. You now have a clean canvas, perfect for the application of wax or car polish.
7. The Clay Mitt can be cleaned and reused by simply rinsing with clean water and leaving to air dry. You can utilise the sewn in loop to hang. DO NOT MACHINE WASH as this will damage the polymer rubber clay compound.
8. DO NOT WRING OUT as this will weaken the compound.
For First Time Use - It is advisable to break your mitt in on its first outing. This can be done on glass (suggested rear window). This important step levels the membrane furrows slightly and reduces the risk of marring on first use.
1. Do not use in direct sunlight or on surfaces over 145◦c / 62◦c
2. Do not leave to dry with the advanced polymer rubber layer in contact with itself
3. The Clay Mitt is not solvent resistant
4. The Clay Cloth Company take no responsibility for any damage caused by the incorrect use of our products.