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Old 06-18-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Do i need to wash between claying and waxing?

Title says it all. Ive never clayed or waxed but i plan to do it on my new ST. I know how there done individually. But do i need to wash the car off after i claybar it before i apply my wax? Would the quick detailer residue interfere with my wax coat?


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Old 06-19-2013, 01:02 AM   #2
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Youre gonna clay a new car u just recently bought?
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No you wash, then claybar, then wax. You wash to get all the loose dirt and grim off the car, then you use the claybar to remove hard built on stuff like bugs and tar and what not. Then wax.

I always dry the car thoroughly around the doors, trunk, hood, gas door area, ect.

I use mother's for everything. Mother's claybar system comes with showshine which you use to lube the car for the claybar. I also use it with the rag it comes every couple days between washes to keep the car looking good.

Here's a couple pics from this weekend.




My hood.


The side of the car.
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Youre gonna clay a new car u just recently bought?
Yes, you should as your new car has been sitting at the dealer in the elements from a week to even a few months and during shipping it encounters rail dust (a biggie) along with other things that stick to the paint so it's nice to start fresh even with a new car.
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Yes, you should as your new car has been sitting at the dealer in the elements from a week to even a few months and during shipping it encounters rail dust (a biggie) along with other things that stick to the paint so it's nice to start fresh even with a new car.

My car sat at the dealership since November till May when I bought it. Its white and I did notice some specs in the paint I can clay out. I bought meguiars claybar kit and chemical guys butter wet wax.
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This was last June and the paint felt like glass and am just getting ready to wash and clay the car today and is a good thing to do at least once a year.

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Comes down to personal preference. I wash after just for peace of mind that I got all debris off and to remove any residue from claying. Id say at least give it a good wipe down with a spray detailer then buff it out with a clean side of you microfiber before you wax.
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After I clayed mine, I drove it up to the carwash and spent 75 cents to rinse it off before waxing. Figured I didn't want to be grinding whatever debris was knocked off into my paint while waxing ...
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I'd wash & then dry it & clay bar it using show'n shine or Miami magic & then wash w/ turtle wax car wash & then dry & add mothers polish & wax. Then I use showroom shine between washs. It might have been said above.
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I don't understand washing with water between claybar and waxing your just puting water contaminates back on the car again before you wax.

If you claybar correctly with the spray wash or what ever your clay bar comes with you are already getting everything off when you wipe the car down with the towel that comes with the system.
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