I have a sitation..can I clay now, polish later?

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  1. cctyler

    cctyler Mornin'

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    Im living out at the lake this summer and these little leaf like objects fall onto my car and leave a nasty tree sap behind.

    My detailing supplies are on order and Im still searching for a Meguiars DACP or swirl remover in my area. I wanted to start with a clay bar to get as much sap off as possible, as it looks like crap and I doubt its a good thing to leave it sitting on the paint.

    If I clay bar today, is it bad if I leave the car unfinished for a week or so before I can get more product? If not, is it okay to leave the sap all over the car for a while (its been there for at least a weeek now)?

    Thanks,
    Ty
     
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    I would get that sap off of there ASAP, it can do some real damage. You can polish now and then clay later, just be sure to polish again after you clay, it can't hurt.
     
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    Clay, spray down with your quick detail spray then get the rest as soon as you can.
     
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    cctyler Mornin'

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    Alright, between Mothers or Meguiars, which clay would you use?

    Thanks
     
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    Either Meguiars (it has been reformulated) or Clay Magic.
     
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    i used the meguiars like 3-4 weeks ago, and I loved it!!!

    I can't find clay magic locally :(
     
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    I couldn't find it here either, but meguiars is on sale at part source.

    After the clay I figured I would do DACP because I have some very deep scratches, Meguiars swirl remover, and then I have no clue. I can't find much other than Meguiars or turtle wax for polishes and waxes locally.

    I know PakShak has free shipping to Canada right now, but if I wanted this stuff tomorrow and had to go with Meguiars what should I follow up with after DACP and swirl remover?
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    Go with Meguairs #26 High Tech Yellow Wax. It has been around for years and is an excellent but often overlooked wax since so many new products are out.
     
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    After claying the hood, I found that some spots left a small yellow tint of sap, do you think the polish will take it out, or is the paint messed?

    I could only get my hands on Meguiars Swirl remover #9 and #26 yellow wax, is that enough to do a decent job? And if the yellow tint is able to come off, will I need something stronger like DACP?

    Thanks.
     
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    A heavy polish should remove that sap tint. Those products will give you a good start, but may not remove deep contamination and oxidation.

    No, if the yellow tint is able to come off, you won't need anything stronger, since you got the job done that you wanted.
     
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    Alright, I will finish it up tomorrow. At least I will get a half decent start, considering the paint is 17 years old, it does look pretty good...gota love the bahama gold on acura legends.
    Thanks for the help guys.
     

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