Originally Posted by lyonsroar
The paint is ready for anything you throw at it by the time it leaves the factory.
YEs a brand new car needs clay. The transportation and assembly process leads to something called "rail dust" which is little bits of iron and industrial fallout that gets bonded to the clear coat. The clay will remove this.
I clayed my car about a month after I had it and the surface already had contaminants on the paint and you could really feel them plus the rain sports from sitting outside the dealer were prominent.
I used the Meguire's clay kit and the surface came out as smooth as the proverbial baby's butt.
Definetly clay bar your car first thing and then get a good poilish and wax on it.