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Old 10-15-2012, 10:23 PM   #11
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waxing your car

I have used zaino bros for years and have never had a problem, Just picked up my hatchback titanium, washed with dawn soap to remove any rail dust etc. then I clayed the entire car.Go to zainobros.com for a complete list for application.try it once and you will be amazed goes on by hand wipes off by hand.each coat adds more shine
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #12
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You may or may not need to clay a new car, depends on how and how much it travelled to get to you. My first car came from California to Ontario, Canada, and was part of an inter dealer trade, so it was highway driven for a few more hundred kilometres. It needed to be clayed and detailed very badly. My focus was built just 2 hours away and had a dozen miles on the clock when I picked it up and did not need to be clay barred.

I drag my fingers across the paint. If it feels like perfectly smooth glass, it does not need to be clay barred, but if you can feel imperfections, it could probably use it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:50 PM   #13
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Better yet put a sandwich bag on your hand, then drag your fingers across your paint. You'll feel everything then.

Clay every car when you get it. It costs just an hour of your time.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #14
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Just clayed mine again, amazing how much crap sticks to the paint but survives car washing and scrubbing.
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