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Old 01-29-2007, 11:50 PM   #21  
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I'd comound the car first, with a light compound meant for clearcoats. Strip that off, then use the claybar to make sure it's really clean, then use something like Turtlewax Platinum Paste wax, and use the sponge applicator that comes with it to apply it, then use Diaper or Finishing cloths to strip it off. Use the wax like 3 times, and you'll have a great deep finish. I'd say to compound the car first like I mentioned, because this will help to get rid of the "Orange Peel" in the clearcoat (Ford Actually does this on purpose by adding excess clearcoat to the car to protect it until it gets waxed by the owner).

I'd use the Turtlewax Platinum Paste in light skim coats, and you can pretty much apply it as often as you like. Then use something like the Turtlewax ICE liquid wax as an in-between detailer. I've done all of this stuff (except the compunding and claybar...waiting until spring), and it gives me a Pianoblack finish on my car...

Hope this helps
You should clay first, then polish.

Don't use second-chance items on a first class car.
Buy proper towels for removing wax and drying.
Even "100% Cotton" towels are not made of all cotton (binding, designs edging).

Orange Peel is removed by wet sanding and is not recommended for "everyday" cars.

"Extra" clear coat?

Here is a brand new 2007 Dodge Charger Super Bee with less than 500 miles.
The swirls were dealer-installed.My detailing buddies and Iremoved them easily with a random orbital polisher and some Zaino Z-PC.
Don't fear the Porter Cable.


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Old 01-30-2007, 01:25 AM   #22  
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you can wax the second the car is off the lot new or used. All factories use a booth that bakes it on and speeds the dry time. By the time the car leaves the factory in completed condition (as ordered) it is ready for wax. Just an FYI
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So this is the 1st brand new car I've had. All my others were a couple years old so I waxed right away. What is the rule of thumb with new cars? Do you wax after 6 months? 1 year? Or should you wax right away??
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:41 AM   #23  
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+1 on the clay bar. Polish then - no need to wax clear coats.


I use Zaino and it's great stuff.

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Old 01-30-2007, 07:47 PM   #24  
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+1....start waxing at birth!!!!!!! Once a month minimum, sometimes more, depending on weather conditions!!

Your car looks great!!!!
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:32 AM   #25  
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Thanks guys...good advice! Looks like I'm picking up a clay bar this weekend...
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:55 PM   #26  
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My wife suggests waxing before the first date.
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