Hey Guys, Richard here from quality auto in Yuma, AZ.
I wrote this up hoping you guys would find it useful --
Keep Your RV in Tip-Top Shape with a Clay Bar
Your RV is your source of happiness and pride, having taken you to many road trips and camping trips with your friends and family. This is why it makes perfect sense that you take good care of it. There are many ways to preserve and maintain your RV's paint and clear coat. One of them is by using a detailing clay bar. Let's take a look at how you can use this nifty tool to keep the exterior of your camper in excellent shape.
What's a Detailing Clay Bar?
An auto detailing clay bar is basically an engineered resin compound that is designed to help remove contaminants from the surface of your car's paint, glass, fiberglass, and metal. In terms of appearance, it is similar to the clay you played with when you were a kid. However, detailing clay is usually more elastic. This elasticity makes the clay extremely durable, allowing it to be rolled, flattened, and stretched over and over again.
If you're serious about maintaining the appearance of your RV, using a clay bar at least twice a year is highly recommended. It is because sometimes, surface contamination still remains even after a thorough car wash. These contaminants are not always visible to the naked eye, so removing them can be difficult. When they are not removed immediately, they may pierce paint finishes, glass, and even metal and cause scratches.
Using an auto detailing clay bar leaves the surface of your RV smooth, clean, and free from pollutants. As a result, you can properly prep your car for polishing or for applying layers of protection.
How to Use a Detailing Clay Bar
To clay bar your RV, here's what you should do:
Step No. 1: Wash your vehicle. Make sure to dry it thoroughly afterwards.
Step No. 2: Break off a small piece of clay. Then, flatten it.
Step No. 3: Working in small 18" x 18" sections, spray clay bar lubricant over the area you want to work with. This is to ensure that every square inch is properly covered in clay lube.
Step No. 4: Apply the clay bar over the working area, gently gliding it up and down or left to right. Make sure to give the clay enough time to absorb contaminants before moving on to another area of your RV.
Step No. 5: Continue working on an area until all contaminants are removed. If the clay starts sliding effortlessly across the pain, this means that there are no contaminants left on the surface you're working on.
Step No. 6: Remove the excess clay lube by wiping it off with a microfiber towel.
Step No. 7: Repeat Steps No. 3 to No. 6 until you've covered every surface of your RV. Reshape your clay from time to time to ensure that there's always a fresh, contaminant-free surface.
-I hope this helps fellow RVer's!