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  1. Can someone keep me right-what is the correct order, wash,clay, polish? THEN wax?? 
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    Right I'm looking for someone to keep me right I was lucky enough to get some clay for my car along with collinite 456 wax and once the snow disappears (if ever as it been here for 2 weeks already!!) I'm looking to get my car back in top condition.
    until I found this site I was a wash and autoglym polish man, but I have been turned into an OCD cleaning weirdo!!
    Having never clayed my car I'm looking to check that I haven't missed a step out and if I have then what is it and what material should I be using?
    I have autoglym shampoo, autoglym tar remover, bilt harmer (spelling?) clay and collinite 456 wax to finish but do I need to polish between clay and wax?

    Once this is done is there a recommended method for keeping it topped up, ie just a wash and re wax with clay polish wax every say 6 months?

    Also having never used wax, can I put it on in cold weather on a very cold car?
    Sorry if they are daft questions........
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    I recently clayed, polished then waxed mine mate.

    Thats the order I thought it went in anyway.
     
     

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    Yeah it was your thread that got me thinking about polishing befor wax!!
    What products do you use as your motor is looking fantastic!!
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    may even want to consider a quick wash again after claying, thats what i tried last time i cleaned my car and the results were very good!
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    I used Megs Claybar set which I got from halfords = £25

    I polished using Autoglyn Resin Polish (most thinks this leaves too much white residue)
    Then waxed with Turtle Wax Carnauba brazillian wax stuff... I was told to get the carnauba as its really good.

    I didnt wash mine between claying etc but did wipe the whole car down with a microfibre cloth between the clay, polish and wax.

    Its just rained down hear and the bubbling on the car is really good, clears really quick as well once driving and the car is totaly dry.

    I would get some tar and glue remover as well as mine had tar on the bonnet which played havock with the claybar
     
     

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    Aren't you supposed to apply a layer of seal, say Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection, after polishing and before waxing?
     
     

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    Come on perfect detailing worn us all out with the correct answers!!!!
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    1. Carry out you normal wash procedure, foam, 2 bucket method etc.

    2. Go around with tar and glue remover, if possible spray onto lower panels and leave to dwell for a min to dissolve the tar. Wipe off with soft microfibre cloth (repeat if necessary) this will not only save your clay but will prevent you marring the paint when the clay bar becomes clogged full of tar.

    3. Go around and clay the paintwork using plenty of lube in the process, I usually rinse the car off once clayed.

    4. Prep the paintwork with a paint cleanser, Autoglym super resin polish will work fine if that’s what you have and makes a perfect base for your wax.

    5. Go around and apply you wax, if you do have Autoglym (EGP) extra gloss protection then you can apply this after the super resin and then apply your wax on top of the EGP.

    Hope that helps.

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    excellent question OP and excellent advice, thank you!
     
     

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    cheers mate.
     
     

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