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Old 06-20-2013, 08:40 AM   #11
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Yes,when I'm done claying a section it's cleaned and buffed just from removing the quick detailer so the surface should be ready to go once you are done claying. The worst thing to do is go drive it anywhere since you just reintroduced your unprotected paint to the elements and since there's minimal to no wax on the car rinsing with regular water isn't great either.
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I thought about giving it a powerwash rinse in my driveway after claying but i think ill just go with the buff
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Try this Burns:

While your car is still wet, after your thorough wash and rinse, you can start to clay the surface. There is no need to dry the car before you clay.
(One trick for removing the most amount of water on your car surface is running the water over the paint WITHOUT a spray nozzle. Just let the flow of water from the hose, and gravity, do it's job. Most of the water will roll off the paint leaving only small droplets behind. These droplets will not affect the claying process.)

After you clay each area, I am a believer in rinsing that surface again with the same hose process. You should notice the water will bead much more aggressively after claying. When the entire car is clayed and rinsed, then you can dry it off.

Make sure you are using Meguiar's Mild Clay Kit. And inside a garage is best.
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