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    Thinking of clay bar my car this weekend, longs the weather stays dry. Probably going to get the Meg's ClayBar Stater kit.

    After doing this should I polish and wax? Or wash the car again then polish and wax?


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    There isn't any real need to wash again after claying as that process should leave the paint minty fresh clean... Just polish and then wax/seal as normal...
     
     

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    I polish then wax after like you said, My E46 M3 is in the painters getting mopped so it'll be easier to clay next time.
     
     

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    When you say mopped... What you mean by that? My brother has said to go over my car with a machine polisher and some G3, then Clay Bar but he wasn't too sure about the polish and wax job


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    Clay first THEN machine polisher... You don't want to polish in scratches with all the contaminants that you haven't removed yet....
     
     

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    Mine had the front wing taken off and some rust behind it treated, the rear quarter re laquered and the CSL splitter part painted, the mopped which is a machine polish.
    I polish and wax after the clay bar to seal the paint again, your best off talking to Auto?????? the detailing wizard on here, cant remember the full name.
     
     

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    Good shout mate! I didn't even think of that to be honest


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    Have a word with Mark at Autobrite, he is the detailing guru and a top guy - I am sure that he can fill in the blanks for you...

    Or try www.detailingworld.co.uk, but be careful - that site is addictive and WILL cost you money, I should know....
     
     

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    You shouldn't need to wash after claying but I always do. If you're going to machine it then don't wash it after calying as you'll need to wash it again after compounding anyway
     
     

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    Also look at applying a glaze after the polish then wax so it stays clean looking for a long time. I'd recommend the Poorboys, its cheap and lasts a long long time
     
     

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