A clay bar requires viscosity to prevent it from damaging your paint. Viscosity can be achieved by a few methods, such as a solution of 80/20 soap and water or, for best results a detail spray such as the Shining Monkey Show & Shine Detailer.
If you choose to use soap, keep in mind that it tends to dry out your bar and reduces its life expectancy. Using a proper detail spray will not only provide you with excellent viscosity, but it also leaves a protective coat of wax on the surface
and enhances smoothness.
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