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Old 07-10-2006, 02:19 AM   #1
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well so far all I have done is wax my car, I used some el cheapo turtle wax and was initially impressed with the results, to me my car looked freaking amazing.

http://bonnevilleclub.com/forum/view...&highlight=wax

thats a thread with some pics I took right after waxing.

Now then, my wax is still on there, water still beads when it rains and after i wash it and stuff, but the finish just isnt the same after washing.

Keeping a good finish on my car is quite a task, I live down about 8 miles of gravel road, so my car is almost always dusty.

I just bought some Meguiars Gold Class tonight, bu now im thinking about trying out a claybar before I do that. I didnt claybar before I waxed the first time though, so what should I do?

Basically what I would like to do, is get my car looking great, and then have that same effect after every wash...is that even feasible?
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Clay bar is great if there is a good deal of contaminants on the paint. I did mine yesterday and didn't even get the clay dirty considering I did the whole car.

As for the shine,there is a good comparative test that was done by willwren using Gold Class and Liquid Glass

Link- Gold Class vs Liquid Glass

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first off, good choice on deciding to use a clay bar. The make worlds of difference for very little effort.

2ndly, toss/return the gold class. From my experience you will get better results and be happier at the effort of application of any mothers wax. (I also prefer the mothers clay bar)

If you are looking to try liquid glass or a different wax, right after a clay bar would be the time to do that.
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Do I need to strip off my existing wax before claybaring? If so whats the best way to do that?

Ive also not seen any liquid glass around here, I was actually going to buy some of that, but Wal-Mart didnt carry it, I havent looked at Oreillys, but you say Autozone carries it?




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Do I need to strip off my existing wax before claybaring? If so whats the best way to do that?
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wash your car with some good ol dawn ultra
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dawn is one of the worst things you can do for your paint.

IMO, get some 3M wax and adhesive remover.

a clay bar will not remove wax unless you waxed over all the dirt you plan to remove with the clay bar.
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so then the claybar will remove wax? now im confused
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I'm weary of using dish soap. If you want a fresh coat of wax, use the clay. You'll clean all the crud out of the paint as well as remove any old wax and polish.
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