just got a new car... clay or polisH?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by mitrong, May 31, 2003.

  1. mitrong

    mitrong so cute

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    i just got a new spec v a couple weeks ago but i wanna make it nice and shiny =) i noticed that my paint is somewhat rough, not smooth and silky like i want it to be.. will it be enough just to polish it? or should i just clay it? or do i have to do both :(

    and if i do polish, ,the order would b like

    wash
    polish
    wax
    wash

    correct?
     
  2. JennBabe

    JennBabe New Member

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    Welcome to the world of Shitty Nissan paint. My Blackout GXE has orange peel ALL OVER it. Unfortunatly the only way around it is to have the car wetsanded. Which is preaty spendy.

    As for steps.

    wash
    clay
    wash
    polish
    glaze
    wax

    Theres no reason to wash again after waxing. Its not going to help anything, and may hurt more then anything.
     
  3. Buck-O

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    Oh shit...HAHA!
    I was half awake and partially sick last night, and i posted under my SO's name.
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  4. Jackhole

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    It won't hurt anything at all, it'll just be a waste of time.
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Definitely clay if it is just surface crap from sitting on the dealer's lot. It could be rail dust though and it is better to have the dealer do an ABC wash on the car. Ford has specific steps they take to remove rail dust. Basically, the car is washed with an acid, then a neutralizer and I forget the 3rd step. Anyway, it will completely remove the rail dust from the paint, claying will only shear it off and leave some still imbedded in the clear coat.

    I'd check with the dealer before you do anything at this point.
     

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