Mothers car care products are synonymous with cosmetic car care and are actually the very first products I used on my cars as a teenager. This Mothers cal y bar review will be based on a "tool" most often called detailing clay that didn't even exist when I first got started with my own cars, nor did it exist when I started my professional detailing business.
We have come a long way with what is also known as surface paint care due to advances in chemical engineering. But surprisingly, most people I talk to know very little about detailing clay in general, never mind the version put out by Mothers with their clay bar kit.
What You Are Going To Learn:
Mothers car care products have been around since what I call the beginning. They remain popular and have a following that remains both loyal and zealous! I am a big fan of Mothers products and can recommend them to any driveway detailer or committed car owner alike. While I do not use any of their products at a professional level, they do provide excellent results. The following highlight the pros and cons of the Mothers clay bar:
If you are a committed Mothers fan, then you don't need to overthink this moment and their version of detailing clay. As I said above, it will perform for any driveway detailer and car owner. It would be hard to tell the difference in the many clay bars available on the market today if you were blind folded and asked to use one. One of the big differences is simply the size of the bars. Since I have never used one of these long term professionally, my only concern would be their ability to hold up to day to day use in the professional world. But for any enthusiast or driveway detailer; this becomes a non-issue as you will only be using it every so often. This could be as often as every 3 months, to as little as every couple of years.
Every part of the world is different which means the air quality has a huge range in air born pollutants. These pollutants are a big part of the reason you need the clay bar in the first place; to decontaminate your paint prior to polishing or waxing. In the event you are just learning about clay bars; the process goes like this:
For many people, good enough is just that; good enough. And for all those people who operate under this philosophy then you needn't look any further than this Mothers clay bar review to see that the Mothers detailing clay will be just fine. But for those looking to take it to the next level of performance and think good enough rarely is, then let me offer an upgrade in performance with the following recommendation:
Meguiar's Clay Bar Kit:
Chemical Guy's Clay Bar Kit:
Griot's Garage Clay Bar Kit:
Just like most areas of life we have what we are taught based on certain agenda's, and then we have what I call the real world. My recommendations and tips are always based on the real world, so despite what you have heard or read, I am going to lay out my professional tips that I know personally work in the real world:
Like every other area of life; the world of cosmetic car care has its own level of hyped-up marketing and advertsiing. You don't need to overthink choosing the "right" clay bar, or the b"best" clay bar. They will all perform and it comes down to the user experience. Unless you are on a really tight budget, then I would go with the either of the Chemical Guy's clay bar kit or the Griot's Garage. For the extra bucks, you will have a better experience.
I hope I have helped you take at least one step forward to getting the results you are after!