Cost: £8 – 500ml
Date of Review: 24/2/2019 Warm sunny day.
Test Vehicle Background:
The vehicle is a 2001 black VW Golf that has been standing for five years on our driveway. The car was filthy and literally had things growing on it like moss on the rubber sections. The surface of the paint was very rough and dull.
The Sales Pitch from Auto Finesse:
The Auto Finesse Glide clay bar lubricant has been designed to make clay barring your car much easier and efficient. Its special blend of slip agents help to encapsulate debris released during the claying process, and allow the Detailing Clay Bar to slide across the surface of the vehicle with ease. This greatly reduces the chance of marring.
What You Get:
A small black bottle with a mini trigger, which are not the best triggers on the market.
The vehicle needs to be cleaned prior to the application of the claying.
Glide comes in one of our trademark black bottles with a clear mini trigger. This allows you to keep Glide by your side when clay barring your car. Glide works hand in hand with our fine Detailing Clay Bar. The combination of both products gives you a “smooth as glass” finish to your paint work, glass and wheels.
The spray is a nice clear mist from the trigger and has a pleasant odour.
The clay bar moves easily over the paint surface with the application of the lube. The instructions recommend ‘apply liberally’.
After going over the area you should wipe the residue away. This is simple as wiping away a liquid. If you allow the liquid to dry it will dry to a opaque film which again can easily be removed with a waterless wash and wax or a quick detailer.
The product works as it does indeed lubricate the clay bar across the areas to be cleaned. Perhaps it lubricates a little to well as the clay didn’t get to remove much of the contaminates.
Rating: 6 out 10
The lower score is due to the fact of the (not so) value for money. I can’t see why this couldn’t be half the price.
The product works, but I do think the lube is little to good and stops the friction for the clay to remove the contaminate. This product is recommended to be used with the Auto Finesse Clay Bar which I don’t think is that good. But, if you have some AF clay bar and need some lube, then get this when it’s cheap then it won’t be such a bad purchase.
It works as it should, but it’s let down by the clay bar itself.
Would I recommend it? No, there are other clay bars out there that don’t need lube at all. That needs to be considered seriously for this product and the partner product the AF Clay Bar.
Would I buy it again? No, as other clay bar products work better without the need for the lube product.