Should i clay bar again?

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  1. moon cricket

    moon cricket mia, i'm a cop

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    i clay barred back in july on my black 92 sentra se-r and it helped a lot but it was tedious. i washed it yesterday and she looks nice cept i want it shinier...there are some blemishes throughout the car and want them gone.
     
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    Claybar does not remove blemishes, nor does it make the car shinier in most cases. Want a shiny car? Use a polish.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Yes, definitely time to polish...if the paint is original, it is not clearcoated.
     
  4. moon cricket

    moon cricket mia, i'm a cop

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    so i should wash, then wax, then polish right?
     
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    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    wash, cleaner/polish, wax...

    You wax at the end, to finish off the shine and smooth finish that the clay bar, cleaner/polish can give you.

    correct, folks? partially correct?
     
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    JointBeaker is correct, waxing is always the last step, unless you're going to use a quick detailer. Quick detailers can be used last because they don't strip wax.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Right, waxing is always last. Polish and glaze to remove defects and add gloss and wax to seal and protect.
     
  8. moon cricket

    moon cricket mia, i'm a cop

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    so to finalize:

    wash
    polish
    glaze
    wax

    right?
     
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    Correct.
     
  10. moon cricket

    moon cricket mia, i'm a cop

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    why are polishing and glazing grouped together (polish/glaze)?
     
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    Because, typically, they're one in the same. Don't do one if you're doing the other.
     
  12. luvthong

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    Clay Magic says on the package that their clay bar can be used after every car wash. Is it ture? Will it take away the polish & wax that has already been on the car?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    It will reduce the life of the wax, but using it every time you wash would just be wasting time unless you live right next to an open paint shop or heavily traveled railroad tracks.
     

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