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Re: Do You Wax?

The factory paint is cured well before delivery so you may treat it as you wish immediately. I think washing, clay baring, and applying sealant is sufficient if the vehicle's paint isn't flawed. Polishing would attempt to correct any flaws in the paint. It would be required only if there is an issue. Polishing removes material and should be done strategically to avoid unnecessary wear.

Recently, I've been using Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant 3.0. I've used Klasse and Zaino products in the past. Finding non-biased information on the attributes of the various boutique sealants is nearly impossible. Every few months there is a new "wonder" product on the market with wild claims.
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Clay bar, Klasse all in one and Klasse sealant will keep your jeep like new for almost a year. u just need to rinse your car down the road. once rinsed, looks like new again. im gonna do that when i get my Overland. i got the Klasse products because of their positive reviews
Use the same Klasse stuff and couldn't be more pleased. Best of all, the sealant glaze is cumulative so you can put on multiple coats and the shine and protection just increase. And a little goes a long way. A nickel-sized amount will cover the hood or an entire door.
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ZAINO...that is all.
No, it's actually one of a great many good choices.
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Re: Do You Wax?

I agree with the comments you're receiving -- clay your vehicle shortly after taking possession to clean up anything that attached during transport. The Menzerna polishes are excellent and easy to work with. Klasse All-in-one is by far my favorite product ... a non-abrasive chemical paint cleaner that also lays down a layer of protection. As a last step, I use Menzerna's Power Lock sealant.

sequence: clay, Menzerna polish (Power Finish), Klasse All-in-one, Menzerna sealant (Power Lock) ... has worked well for me. after about 4-6 months, I use the Klasse All-in-one and Menzerna Power Lock again to keep the surface slick.
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Re: Do You Wax?

this is my post on Adam's Polishes Forums.
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk - Trucks - Adams Forums

I posted this in November:

My new rig... almost 2 weeks old.. I bought the last Black V8 dual pane sunroof with touchscreen nav in the world!!!! lol.

It cam from a dealership in AZ, shipped to Silverthorn, CO... Arrived on Saturday October 26th.. Full detail on Sunday October 27th. lol.


I started with the wheels. Being new i did not need the Deep wheel cleaner. So I only used the Green Cleaner on the wheels and some APC on the tires.


The tools of the trade..


All Clean


Time for a wash.



Simple new wash pad and bucket filled with Shampoo and warm water.


Full wash


Quick Detail for my drying lubricant




Then the Clay Bar test


Lets do this -- tape up


Then the pictures stopped... But the steps just started...
1) Adam's New Clay Bar
2) VRT Trim & Tires
3) Adam's New Paint Correction w/Flex
4) Adam's New Paint Finishing w/Flex
5) Adam's Brilliant Glaze w/Flex
6) Adam's Americana w/Arm Power
7) Adam's Quick Sealant (realizing after the fact.... it needed to be step 5)
8) Hand buff with Double Soft towels & Quick Detailer
9) Touch up with VRT and In & Out
10) Windows, trim and metal..

now.. time to clean interior...
1) Vacuum
2) Adam's Total Interior Detailer (on basically every thing except the cloth)
3) Adam's Glass Cleaner

Boom... Done..








Then off to get window tint and clear bra..
Tint = 15% all windows except front
Clear = Bumper, valance, grill, headlights, hood, fender tips, mirrors, door sills and lower 1/3rd of doors at the body line




And some SRT8 pedal covers.



On deck..
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Re: Do You Wax?

Lots of discussions on detailing in the detailing section as well
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New paint with no defects, clay bar, clear bra and Opti Coat 2.0. Hopefully wont have to worry about waxing it ever, and can throw most of my arsenal out.
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Re: Do You Wax?

Day 1: Hand wash, Clay Bar, Polish, Synthetic Wax.

New cars have lots of impurities from railcar dust and factory airborne crud. Put a sandwich baggie over your hand and feel your paint. You can feel every speck that way. Clay bar and feel again...wow, what a difference.
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Re: Do You Wax?

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No cupcake, I'm not talking about your bikini line... LOL

What do you do to your new baby to keep her looking sexy? I have read that it is bad to wax a newly painted car from the factory and I have also read that it is completely ok to do that. If it's ok, I was planning on waxing it asap to help protect the paint. It looks like people are saying it is better to use the new synthetic polymer based waxes (such as Meguiar's Ultimate Wax, Mothers California Gold Synthetic Wax and Turtle Wax ICE Premium Care Liquid Wax) as they generally provide longer-lasting protection and are easier to use in the sun than older-style carnauba-based waxes (such as Meguiar's Gold Class Carnauba Plus Wax and Mothers California Gold Pure Brazilian Carnauba Wax). I've also read that they provide longer lasting protection than the older waxes.
Annndddd, i just dropped $60 on Amazon for a slew of goods. You bring out the OCD in me, dude. There's a lot of reasonably priced products out there that are well-rated, so it was time to stock up anyway

While I'm here (and knowing this has probably been discussed elsewhere, I'll ask anyway), has anyone used RainX recently and, if so, what are your thoughts? Worth the $5 on the bottle?
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You bring out the OCD in me, dude.
haha, glad I could help!
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While I'm here (and knowing this has probably been discussed elsewhere, I'll ask anyway), has anyone used RainX recently and, if so, what are your thoughts? Worth the $5 on the bottle?
Love RainX, do it on my cars twice per year. Rarely use the wipers on the expressway.
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