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Old 07-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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Question about clay bar process

I think I know the answer to this question, but I wanted to double check with the resident experts:

I've got a few products coming in on Friday (pre-wax cleaner and a wax/sealant) and I was going to wash/clean/wax on Sunday. To save myself some time on Sunday I was going to wash/clay bar the car tomorrow. Is it OK to clay a car and then not wax it until a few days later? I don't anticipate any sort of problem, but again, I wanted to double check.


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Old 07-03-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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Ideally, you would do this all in one day, so nothing has a chance to settle on the surfaces.
Most will suggest to wash after using the clay bar, and to polish after that as the clay process can mar the finish. THEN glaze, seal, and wax, or just wax.
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I did mine in two days because I didn't want to overdue it. (recovering from accident.) Saturday I washed it and clay bar. Next morning I washed it again and waxed it. I did make sure there were no signs of bad weather. I re-washed it carefully because my neighbor's tree gets a little to friendly with my car.

I think the next time I clay I will use a sealant on day one and the next day remove sealant and wax.
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I did mine over two days too. Wash/clay/wash on day 1. Day 2 started with another wash followed by the rest of the process.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #5
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Like others have said just make sure the surface is clean before applying anything to the painted surface.

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