Originally Posted by hiandrew1
I just picked up a brand new WRX myself....do we need to take a clay bar to it to remove "factory wax", or can we just put a new coat of carnauba on? Do we really need sealant? I live in California and my car won't get thrashed by the elements much.
Clay removes contaminants in the paint. Your car was shipped from Japan. No telling what kind of things it was exposed to between the factory and you. I just clayed the entire car(actually nanoscrub) when I did my first wash on Saturday