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Old 02-20-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, I will keep this brief because I bet this has been asked many times, but it seems I'm not the best with searching because I can't seem to find what I'm looking for.

So with Spring around the corner, I was planing on doing a full detail to my car. I need some advice on what products to get however. I'll write out the steps that I was going to do, and if it has a ??? next to it, that is where I need to know what product to use. The car is a 2011 WRB WRX so the paint is still new.

Wash - Meguirs Gold class
Clay Bar - ???
Polish - Nu Finish Liquid Car Polish
Sealant - ???
Wax - ??? (I'd prefer liquid over paste because I'll be using a light buffer to apply it)

Now I have a few questions as well. When I polish should I use a terry cloth or microfiber bonnet for my buffer. Also the same question for wax. Terry or Microfiber? I also need wax for my summer wheels. I will put this wax on before I mount the wheels, but they are powder coated matte black wheels so I normally just clean them using Quick Detail, but I want to wax them before hand to make cleaning them easier. Any products you recommend for that? My last question is as far as sealant/wax. Do I do both or just one or the other? Thanks in advance and have a good day.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
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Not sure about polish or seal but meguiars has a nice clay bar kit for 20 bucks. I've tried theirs and the mothers kit and the meguiars is way better.

I also use meguiars for wax...i think its called NXT or something like that but it comes in a purple bottle/box. I've gotten pretty good results from it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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Awesome, do you put the NXT on your wheels as well or just your car?
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #4
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clay bar - meguiars or mothers (I prefer meguiars)
polish - meguiars #7 (I've never used nu finish), microfiber
wax - meguairs #26, microfiber

Make sure you have plenty of quick detailer for the clay bar. A bottle comes with the clay bar kit, but i recommend buying an extra bottle.

Sealant is a good idea especially in winter climates, but I've never used it so I won't comment. I've also never detailed a matte finish so I'm not comfortable making a recommendation for the wheels.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #5
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I say just give it a good claying, seal the paint with whatever wax or sealant and call it a day. Since your paint is still pretty new, there shouldnt be any need to do any correction on the paint.
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