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Over time, your body will accumulate small imperfections, not visible to the eye but to the touch. These contaminants are stuck to the paint and cannot be removed by simple washing. The body is then rough. Tar, honeydew, tree sap, traces of rust… are often the most common and visible contaminants. These contaminants accumulate little by little on your bodywork, the shine of the paint fades. Some contaminants are acidic and thus corrosive. Surface contamination also consists of inorganic particles from industrial fallout, brake dust soot, etc. Some of these particles oxidize and over time, a discoloration of the painted surfaces appears, the paint becomes duller. Whatever the region, the season, these particles settle and stick to your bodywork. It is recommended to decontaminate a vehicle once a year, or even every 2 years for a vehicle used occasionally.

Just touch your body to realize that its surface is rough. To realize this, just touch the exterior of your hand against the bodywork after washing/drying the vehicle. You can also stick your hand through a thin plastic bag and touch the bodywork to feel for any imperfections set on the surface of the polish. After decontamination, the paint regains shine and becomes smooth again.

First, it is best to remove the most visible contaminants such as traces of tar and resin. These are very difficult to remove during a wash. It is then necessary to use adapted products. Carsprowash Tar & Resin Cleaner is ideal.

It is enough:

  1. Apply to the areas to be treated using a microfiber or microfiber applicator and leave on for a few minutes. The Carsprowash Applicator and the ultimate double-sided microfiber are ideal.

  2. Remove stains with the microfiber applicator or the previously soaked microfiber. Do not exert strong pressure.

  3. Rinse all treated parts.

  4. Wipe with a clean microfiber. Carsprowash Drying Microfibers are ideal.

Then it is easier to thoroughly decontaminate the paint surface.




How to decontaminate your vehicle?


Using a clay bar (also called "Clay") or simply called "decontamination gum".

The clay used in decontamination gums is specific. Consists of a mixture of a flexible plastic resin (polybutene) and different qualities of abrasive particles. The decontamination gum is to be used as an "applicator pad" by performing straight movements. The contaminants are then rubbed off and trapped in the decontamination gum.


How does the use of a decontamination eraser not scratch the bodywork?


The use of an eraser is ALWAYS carried out using a suitable lubricant. The lubricant facilitates and softens the passage of the rubber, thus avoiding the risk of micro-scratches. The rubber retains its performance (removes and traps contaminants). Carsprowash express bodywork polishing  is an excellent lubricant for the use of decontamination gums.




The application of a protective wax on a decontaminated paint offers many advantages, the most important of which are:

  • Increased duration of protection

  • Increase in Shine

  • Makes future washes easier




In order to respond to professionals and the most demanding, Carsprowash offers 2 decontamination erasers:

Yellow Carsprowash Decontamination Gum
Carsprowash Blue Decontamination Gum

The yellow has fine abrasive grains to ensure decontamination for very fragile paints (soft varnish). Also perfect for carrying out rapid and safe decontamination at any time (between 2 seasons, before a new renovation, before installing a new protection, etc.).

The blue has larger abrasive grains to ensure in-depth decontamination. Perfectly adapted to "medium" and "hard" varnishes. Also recommended for decontamination before correcting defects: polishing phase.





How to use Decontamination Gum?


You must first wash your vehicle. Then, always work panel by panel (door, wing, bonnet) to break down into small areas (25 x 25 cm). The Decontamination Gum must be used with a specific lubricant. Carsprowash express bodywork polishing  is ideal.

Begin to carefully lubricate the surface using Carsprowash express bodywork polish. Knead the eraser and flatten it to get an excellent grip. Then pass the rubber by exerting low pressure by performing rectilinear movements (which follow the lines of the bodywork). About ten round trips may be necessary (or even more). The movements must be delicate, flexible and straight. It is important to always work on a thoroughly lubricated surface. Check by touch that the surface is smooth. Repeat the operation if necessary. Wipe off product residue with a microfiber. Reshape the rubber to find a clean surface and thus decontaminate the next panel.

The ultimate Carsprowash and soft anti-scratch double-sided microfibers are ideal. Thanks to its MAXI size, the microfiber can be enough to completely decontaminate a "city car" type vehicle.

Depending on the degree of contamination of the vehicle, a Decontamination Gum can be used 4 to 5 times.

The yellow and blue Carsprowash Decontamination Erasers can be perfectly used on headlight optics and windows.

The Carsprowash staff

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