Any steps before compounding?

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  1. bobogringo

    bobogringo BoboGringo

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    Do I have to remove any waxes from my car before
    i start compounding or just go to it? I want to compound/polish and wax the whole car.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Think about it. Compounding will level the paint enough (when done correctly) to remove defects. If a compound can remove paint, do you think wax will stand up to it?

    Clay if needed, then commence to polishing out the paint.
     
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    Thats what I figured... thought I'd ask the experts first.
    Cheers
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Rub the surface of the car with rocks so you make sure you can see the defects. It helps with the light refraction.
     
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    I find that sometimes you do. It's rare but if you find the pad skipping a lot, it's because there is too much protection present. In that case, it will save time to prep-sol.

    In most cases though, no.
     

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