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Old 06-19-2008, 11:49 PM   #1
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Default Wax after Claying?

Is it a must?
I'm using the ICE Liquid one btw. It does say to use there liquid polish right after, but then again they say to use there car wash first too. I think they are just trying to sell their product but I don't really know.

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Old 06-20-2008, 12:49 AM   #2
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whenever i clay i do a full polish/sealant/wax.

but yeah, wax whenever dude
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:13 AM   #3
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man i'd say get rid of that ice liquid one. it's like a pre cleaner and doesn't work as a clay bar though

but yes, wax whenever you think you need a new coat on. seal accordingly too, but clay bars are only really needed if your paint is rough which means it has a ton of contaminants stuck on the paint
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:20 AM   #4
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lol, so I guess no claying my 08?!
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:26 AM   #5
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If you thoroughly clay your car, you are stripping all the debris - and often all the protective wax - that was on your clearcoat, so you might want to reapply the wax/sealant to provide that protective barrier again.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:26 PM   #6
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If you are going through the trouble of clay, I would wax it as well.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:38 PM   #7
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liquid clay is crap
worse product ever
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:48 PM   #8
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wash, claybar, wash, wax
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:20 PM   #9
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+1 for planB's comment
you don't need to wash after clay/neither after polishing unless dust etc. is really bad.
just use some QD if there is any marks from clay. but if you use a lot of lube you shouldn't have any (unless you re in the sun and the car is hot)
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:14 PM   #10
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Make sure you use lots and lots of lube! my neighbor messed up half his clear on his car by not using enough. My buddy works for a detailing shop and he said after everytime they use a clay bar on a car they use a deep cut compound with the polisher and a swirl mark remover after with just a cloth.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:00 AM   #11
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Make sure you use lots and lots of lube! my neighbor messed up half his clear on his car by not using enough. My buddy works for a detailing shop and he said after everytime they use a clay bar on a car they use a deep cut compound with the polisher and a swirl mark remover after with just a cloth.
FYI, the level of cutting of the product you use after clay bar should depend on if the paint needs correcting or not.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:52 AM   #12
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You should always polish after your claybar, as the clay usually leaves some marring on your paint. Wash, clay, wash, polish, wax.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:32 AM   #13
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wax after clay. just not with that ice garbage. get some mothers wax or the meguires tech wax.
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:09 PM   #14
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polish after clay. just not with that ice garbage. get some mothers wax or the meguires tech wax.
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:03 PM   #15
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which maguire's wax should I get?!? there are a TON! paste or liquid?
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:21 PM   #16
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Here is how I do mine

wash(dish soap to strip wax), wash (sonax), clay bar (real clay not liquid), wash (sonax), Zymol HD cleanse (the real stuff which is brown, not the fake wallmart brand), 2 coats of Klasse all in one, 1 coat of P21S, then 24hrs later another coat of P21S........now enjoy a mirror finish
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:50 PM   #17
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Wash, clay, wash, polish, wax.

Listen to him.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:51 AM   #18
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wash, claybar, wash, wax
W3RD! I would do this without question!
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:54 AM   #19
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Here is how I do mine

wash(dish soap to strip wax), wash (sonax), clay bar (real clay not liquid), wash (sonax), Zymol HD cleanse (the real stuff which is brown, not the fake wallmart brand), 2 coats of Klasse all in one, 1 coat of P21S, then 24hrs later another coat of P21S........now enjoy a mirror finish
Why would you scratch your car with the dish soap just to use the clay bar to remove the wax anyways? Dish soap is soooooo abrasive, and will scratch. The clay will remove the wax better than the dish soap and not scratch
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:24 PM   #20
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^ a claybar has a moderate risk of inducing marring which is why you should only do it when its needed and be ready to use atleast a mild polish.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:11 PM   #21
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Why would you scratch your car with the dish soap just to use the clay bar to remove the wax anyways? Dish soap is soooooo abrasive, and will scratch. The clay will remove the wax better than the dish soap and not scratch
I dunno where you heard that, dish soap will NOT scratch the car. Some wont even strip the wax (Dawn). Using the dish soap makes the job easier/faster, and will NOT scratch the paint.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:26 PM   #22
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which maguire's wax should I get?!? there are a TON! paste or liquid?
I use the Meguires NXT liquid wax. It's really easy to work with, and leaves a deep shine.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:34 PM   #23
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Some wont even strip the wax (Dawn). .
..........thats why people use dawn
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:40 PM   #24
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man listen never use ice and then use wax i did it and some chemical reaction happened and my paint felt like sand paper for weeks and it looked horrible no shine at all in the paint never ice then wax never............................................. .................
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:07 PM   #25
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Dish soap won't scratch your paint... washing your car with dish soap is good to do maybe once a year right before you're gonna do a full polishing and waxxing to your car. It will strip all exsisting wax. Do not use dish soap more then twice a year as it is very harsh on your plastics and also on your clear coat if used too many times.
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