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    How important is claying in the waxing process?

    I have this question because i've clayed 50-60% of my car, not done yet, but I won't be able to finish before going out.

    Should I re-clay the car prior to waxing or is it not necessary? If I don't clay the car when I wax, am I not just waxing micro-dirt all over the car?

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    Depends. Did you see a lot of dirt being picked up by the clay when you clayed 50% of your car? It depends what kind of driving you do, highway, city, dirty air in your town? You should wax right after you dry the car, you dont want to wait before it gets a layer of dirt on it again. Then youll have to wash it again...
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    I would re-wash the whole car, then clay the rest of the area you did not already do. Then proceed to waxing it. If you have any questions please let me know.

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    Well...I waxed the parts I had clayed....but since it was really cold out...I called it quits and just went out...

    Will have to re-do the whole process next week - will start w/ a good,long wash, with a proper drying. Then do a quick pass w/ the clay bar over previously clayed surfaces...finish the non-clayed surfaces. Will move on to taping the car for polishing/paint correction as I haven't done that in a long time...and ofcourse to wax/seal afterwards.

    Will take pics when I get started...

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    Sounds like you are making some good progress. Can't wait to see some pics!

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    i couldnt believe how much claybaring the helps... i did it on my speed 6 and was amazed how many swirl marks came out and overall clean the car was

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    You don't need to clay the car prior to each waxing. It only needs to be done twice a year. It's actually beneficial to build up layers of sealant and wax on the paint and since claying removes the wax........

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JerryK73 Click here to enlarge
    You don't need to clay the car prior to each waxing. It only needs to be done twice a year. It's actually beneficial to build up layers of sealant and wax on the paint and since claying removes the wax........
    Yeah, I know, but I meant the polishing/re-waxing. I'll have to finish claying though.

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