Which Clay Bar do I need?

The choice between the auto-clay bars will depend on several factors, so here is the quick guide:

Chart for clay bar selectiom 

Regular auto-clay -

If the vehicle is heavily contaminated, never been clayed before, or it’s hot summertime then use Regular.


Medium auto-clay -

For paintwork that is in a reasonable condition, Medium will be preferred.

The easier folding of the clay to expose a fresh working surface will be very beneficial.


Soft auto-clay -

If paint is in good condition, if you like to clay your vehicle frequently or indeed if the weather is cold, then use Soft.


About our clay bars

Assess the degree of embedded metallic and brake dust debris that has entered the surface of your paint film by gently rubbing the paint with fingertips.

Feel for the grittiness that these damaging particles impart to paint films.

Using Bilt Hamber Clay Bars - regular, medium or soft - you will effortlessly remove particles, leaving the paint glass-smooth. Discolouring road film will also be gently lifted.

Claying will make a world of difference when lubricated with plenty of water and hardly any pressure. The bar glides like an ice hockey puck, and is pleasant and satisfying to use.

Not only does the paint feel and look a lot better once clayed, but the removal of these objects sticking to the surface allows the next stages of paint care to progress far more smoothly. As now cleansers, waxes and polishes glide across the surface far more easily.


It is highly recommended that before using a clay bar the paint is pre-treated with korrosol.

This high activity cleaner actively removes embedded metallic particles in a simply spray on rinse off action.

By removing these particles before clay bar is used the clay bar will last longer and concentrate its action on the remaining contamination.


Order of auto-clay are delivered with a technical sheet containing information and instructions on how to use the product. You can also download the tech sheet here.

For any technical assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Email - sales@bilthamber.com

Telephone - 01277 658899