At least once before winter, and once after. Depends on what products you're using, climate, the amount of birds that poop on you, environment where you park, etc.
Think of somebody taking a power washer to your car enough said.No it looks fine, my car is jus over a year old. Besides, how does a touchless car wash ruin your paint?
Wrong on the clay.clay rips stuff off and it also marrs and scratches.thats why you polish afterwards.you don't want to wax and make scratches shinyIm not an expert, but it's my understanding that polishing is more about giving the wax a good surface to bond to. The rubbing compound is more for paint correction, and the clay bar is for removing embedded contaminants. As long as you're doing it properly and following up with some sort of wax/sealant, you could clay bar as often as you want. If you're not doing any paint correcting then you could skip the compound.
Of course this is all dependent on what products you're actually using as many of these terms (polish, sealant, etc) mean different things to different manufacturers/advertisers.
I clay bar twice a year I should do it more often but it is time consuming I would like to do it 4 times a year ideally. I clay bar, polish, seal, and wax. I try to wax my car every 2-3 months. Don't use rubbing compound unless your paint is seriously messed up you don't need that on a new car. People go crazy about waxes but the key is the polish and seal, a good polish and sealant allows any good wax to shine.So.. Please correct me if i'm wrong. About a month ago, I used claybar, rubbing compound, polish, and wax on the whole car in a day,. If rubbing compound is abrasive polish, is polishing after using rubbing compound unnecessary?
Also, i've heard that it's good to clay bar at least 1-2 times a yr... Then how often are you supposed to use rubbing compound, polish, and wax?
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I might just take you up on that offer. ?Yes.drive north 4.27 hours and I'll do it for you every 6 months
So i guess rubbing compound is not to be used on the whole car but only parts to parts of the car on the damaged paint area?
Also, i know wash, polish, wax but what's sealant that goes in between polish and wax? I've never heard of it before?
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I use Auto Glym polish and sealant myself and I've had excellent results. I can pick up the product at my local auto parts store for not much more money than Meguiar's OTC stuff. Most people never heard of Auto Glym and just walk by it and grab Meguiar's or Mothers products instead.Depends on your application method.menzerna ,Wolfgang,dk,PCC,p&s,wizards,auto glym etc.
Just depends.lots and lots of options but key is,cost and application method and how often you plan on doing it
I use the auto glym HD often.I use Auto Glym polish and sealant myself and I've had excellent results. I can pick up the product at my local auto parts store for not much more money than Meguiar's OTC stuff. Most people never heard of Auto Glym and just walk by it and grab Meguiar's or Mothers products instead.
I haven't tried Opti Coat cause I'm not comfortable using the product like you said that is best left for the pros.
Thats going to be my next wax purchase read really good things about that wax, I'm not a fan of paste wax at all but I'm going to give it a try.I use the auto glym HD often.
HIGH DEFINITION WAX- 5.3
Not exactly cheap.
But it works great.
I like it.but it takes time to apply right.
It's not a cream wax so it takes a bit getting used to.but works great.
Yeah it is a pita,BUT if you use the auto glym applicator it goes on so well.versus my other applicators.Thats going to be my next wax purchase read really good things about that wax, I'm not a fan of paste wax at all but I'm going to give it a try.