Yes! Although you’re not actually using anything you can dig out of the ground, a clay treatment is an important step in a vehicle’s detailing. Even after a thorough wash, there are still contaminants like overspray, brake dust, industrial pollution, and road tar that can adhere to your paint causing it to feel rough and potentially look dull. Clay is like a finer wash that brings your vehicle’s surface back to clean paint and allows for a good bond for protection like waxes and sealants.
Clay won’t help with scratches or swirls, as those are imperfections in the clearcoat, but it will help to cleanse the exterior of your vehicle and provide the best results for polishing. We clay every vehicle that comes in for a full Exterior or Complete detailing as it’s an essential step to keeping your car protected and looking great.