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Old 04-06-2010, 11:13 AM
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Detailing Help

Hi

We have had our Jeep for about a week now.
It is shinny but has no wax on it at all.
i want to protect the finish and make the Jeep "POP"

i have bought Meguiar's three step process
1. prewax cleaner
2. polish
3. carnuba wax

do i need to clay bar the Jeep?
and do you guys do different things to protect
the finish in winter.
how often do you wax your Jeeps?


thanks for the help
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:35 PM
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I would say you probably should clay bar it first. It will only make it better IMO.
I will be doing similar process soon and will be doing the clay bar.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:07 PM
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def. clay bar it to remove all the crud. I would also add a sealant after the polish...probably 2 coats and let them cure a good while before doing the next step...overnight is best. I use the #21 Meguiers. It can be found at most oreillys auto parts or fron the vendor here... www. detailedimage.com
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:23 PM
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Re: Detailing Help

what does the sealant do?
so you would
1 clay bar
2 pre cleaner wax
3 polish
4 sealant
5 wax
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x2 clay is a must 1st step for a good detail. take your time. when the water stops beading its time to rewax, its hard to say a specific time frame to wax, because it depends on how often you wash it and other things
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:56 PM
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the sealant will be the REAL protection bro. Wax's just dont last too long. A good sealnt like #21 Megiuiers will last 12-16 weeks or longer depending on hoiw often you wash etc.
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and also if you do have the funds a good buffer helps make the tedious hand work much easier to apply on the paint
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Make sure you start from Top to Bottom! And Use the 2 bucket method!
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Re: Detailing Help

as others have said claying is very important. use a sealant megs #21 or nxt 2.0 . Do 2 thin layers 12 hours apart and then wax 12 hours later. claying will help the sealant stick to the CC easier
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use a thick layer of turpentine before wax, works wonders.
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just kidding on the turpentine dont do it. But really how often is ok to use the clay bar on your vehicle. Ive heard not to use it too much.
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2 times a year is good....after winter and before winter
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