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Old 06-17-2011, 10:34 AM   #1
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So I'm driving from NJ to CO and I want to clean and protect it before the ride.

Here's what i was thinking:

Wash
Cleaner Wax
Sealer Wax


I'm skipping clay because i'm going to have to do that post trip anyway.

Anything else you guys would do before a long trip?
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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The clay barring will take less time than the cleaner wax and do a much more thorough job of prepping your car for the actual wax to better adhere to the surface.

If you don't have the clay barring products on hand then I can see why you'd skip it, however, autozone carries that stuff these days. The mguiar (terrible spelling) kits are OK only, but do the job in a pinch.

getting something on there is far better than nothing so you have the right idea
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:23 AM   #3
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okay so it would be better to do

Wash
Clay
Sealer

I should be able to find a clay bar kit local (see if i can grab one on my lunch hour). But not having it was also one of my main reasons for skipping it but the car needs it terribly.

What does everyone use to remove bugs from their car? I know i will have an abundance after this trip and i've used simple green with multiple washes and rinses after but i'm not sure if there are better products out there.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:26 AM   #4
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okay so it would be better to do

Wash
Clay
Sealer

I should be able to find a clay bar kit local (see if i can grab one on my lunch hour). But not having it was also one of my main reasons for skipping it but the car needs it terribly.

What does everyone use to remove bugs from their car? I know i will have an abundance after this trip and i've used simple green with multiple washes and rinses after but i'm not sure if there are better products out there.
Best stuff I've found for getting bug guts off cars is this:

http://detailersdomain.com/carcarepr...arRemover.html
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:38 AM   #5
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awesome I'll have to order some when I get out there.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:27 PM   #6
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yeah with the stuff mentioned your car will be well protected... after all that's what you're after here.

GL on the road trip...always a fun time and you can be worry free about your paint's finish.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:45 PM   #7
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thanks guys!!

I'm excited for the trip I"m moving out there perm and just got a fairly good job so i'm all around stoked.
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