Where to start on a car that has sat for 4 years.

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    >DRIVEN< Hi

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    I have a black car that has sat for about 4 years that I'll be putting back on the road soon. Hasn't been washed in all this time but has mostly been under a car cover. Should I do anything special first other than just wash it? I was thinking about just taking it to our nicest car wash in town to give it a $12 bath. There is a spot or two that started forming a couple tiny spots of rust. Should I hit those with touch up paint first?
     
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    With the Mr2, I just washed it once and then the next day washed it again followed by nu-finish. It sat not even under a car cover.
     
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    >DRIVEN< Hi

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    Did you :wackit: to it when it was all clean? :naughty:
     
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    no cause sadly it still needs a paint job and some body work.
     
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    then you can has :wackit:
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Wash it yourself. Taking it to a car wash is just asking for swirls and scratches, especially with a dark colored car. Probably need to clay, polish and wax it too.
     
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    >DRIVEN< Hi

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    :bowdown: Thanks man, was hoping you'd pop in here. Never tried the clay so that will be interesting. :bigthumb:
     
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    personally, I'd probably hit a quarter car wash and not use the brush. high pressure wash it to really clean out the cracks and blow out all the hidden dust.
     
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    not a bad idea :bigthumb:
     
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    >DRIVEN< Hi

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    Looking at the car yesterday I realized it's actually not THAT bad. Will still need a good washin, clay and wax job but it still has a good shine. Just sucks that winter is right around the corner.
     
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    Will probably wash this puppy up tomorrow. Should I rinse it, clay and then wash?

    Or wash, clay, wash again?
     
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    Wash, clay, polish, wax. Unless you aren't using enough lube and the clay is sticking to the paint there is no reason to wash again after claying.
     
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    If you wash with ONR, make up a spray bottle of clay lube and wash/clay at the same time. That will save you time.
     

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