I just got a new black car and and came in here looking to seem how to best protect and maintain the paint. First off, thanks to Scott for a great EDU, there a ton of helpful info and it pretty much answers everything, but I do have a few questions. Reading the EDU and searching some old threads, it looks like there' a few ways to care for new paint so I'm still a little confused, primarily: wash clay sealant wax or wash clay polish wax My paint is in great shape, smooth as glass with no swirl marks so I'm assuming that there's no reason to do the clay step. Correct? I plan on using Meguiar's products since they are locally available and so it seems that I either do #21 followed by #26. Or speed glaze then #26. Or is there no real reason to seal and wax and maybe just do the NXT 2.0 and call it a day?