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    Bit confused, advice please..

    I got a tub of swissvax 'BlueWeiss' (!) for father day..lucky eh?! Anyway, I have a meguiars clay kit, but the swissvax manual goes on about cleaner fluid before waxing.

    After washing the car, do I clay, then use the cleaner fluid, or is it one or the other?

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    p.s. wonder if the 'blue weiss' is a bit of snake oil creeping in there? Specially formulated for BMW paints..
     
     

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    If it was me i'd wash, then clay. The claying flattens the surface and removes road grime etc and prepares the surface for polishing (remember to use lube when claying)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly52 View Post
    After washing the car, do I clay, then use the cleaner fluid

    Correct

    I'd also wash the car after claying then start with the fluid
     
     

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    Thanks, so it looks like I need some cleaner fluid. Any suggestions? The SwissVax stuff is a bit expensive! Dodo juice or R222 looks like they would do the job?
     
     

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    swissvax is first rate but i use the dodo lime prime as well and would recommend it also
     
     

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    Just ordered some Dodo lime prime - this keeping your car clean is expensive :-) My BMW has turned into my main hobby!

    thanks for the replies. I love this forum!
     
     

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    LOL, it's a way of life

    Mind and don't skimp on the cloths, good quality microfibre cloths can make or break the finish.
     
     

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    Butterfly, I use lime prime and would highly recommend it, there's a thread in this section called "dodo juice..the result" that shows my motor after the lime prime (can't copy and paste as I'm using my phone)
     
     

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