I used the Mothers California Gold Clay Bar two weeks ago. I washed the car as usual. When I opened the box for the bar I found a spray bottle of touch up "quick" wax, polishing compound, and a small clay bar(it fit in the palm of my hand the bar was so small).
I looked for detailed instructions and there were none. I remember there was a sheet that said to roll the bar into a ball then flat'n it so the impurities would be trapped in it.
I used the clay bar first. To see how good it was I decided to do half the Hood
. I sprayed the Hood
with a fine mist of touch-up wax and glided the bar over the paint. I covered the area twice. I didn't seem to matter how hard I pressed the bar against the paint. Both sides got the cleaner wax that came with the kit, Maguires Polishing wax, then the liquid Tech Wax.
The side I used the clay bar on looked like it had a fresh paint job. The side I did not use the bar on still had swirls. I did the top sides of the car, driver side, then dropped it on the ground! I could feel the dirt in the clay so that was death of that bar. I don't guess I could use play dough.
Bottom line is the crazy thing did an awesome job! I just wish I could find another bar and not pay $15 for the whole kit again!