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      02-24-2020, 12:51 PM   #1
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looking into doing a clay, wax, or possibly a Hybrid Ceramic Wax. any recommendation on clay bar or mitt and wax. anyone use Hybrid Ceramic Wax?
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looking into doing a clay, wax, or possibly a Hybrid Ceramic Wax. any recommendation on clay bar or mitt and wax. anyone use Hybrid Ceramic Wax?
I don't find a big difference in clay bars and mixed comments regarding the mitts. Watch AMMO videos (or similar) on proper claying techniques if not familiar. It's not difficult or time consuming.
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I don't find a big difference in clay bars and mixed comments regarding the mitts. Watch AMMO videos (or similar) on proper claying techniques if not familiar. It's not difficult or time consuming.
any product or brand you recommend?
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I don't find a big difference in clay bars and mixed comments regarding the mitts. Watch AMMO videos (or similar) on proper claying techniques if not familiar. It's not difficult or time consuming.
any product or brand you recommend?
I use Meguiars, $19 at Walmart.
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I don't find a big difference in clay bars and mixed comments regarding the mitts. Watch AMMO videos (or similar) on proper claying techniques if not familiar. It's not difficult or time consuming.
any product or brand you recommend?
I use Meguiars, $19 at Walmart.
It's worth while confirming if your car needs a claying before purchasing. Do you know how?
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It's worth while confirming if your car needs a claying before purchasing. Do you know how?
Yeah - you run your hands gently across the paint, if it feels smooth, no claying necessary. If you feel little dimples or bumps - whip out the clay and go to town.
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It's worth while confirming if your car needs a claying before purchasing. Do you know how?
Yeah - you run your hands gently across the paint, if it feels smooth, no claying necessary. If you feel little dimples or bumps - whip out the clay and go to town.
It's easier to judge using a plastic bag on your hand. Use the thin ones from the supermarket produce sections vs the thick ones at the checkout line.
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thanks guys. yes, we definitely need it for both our cars. then looking to apply Hybrid Ceramic Wax.
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I recently did a hybrid coating on our new X7 in our garage this winter. I washed with chemical guys eraser, then used a quick clay mitt wipe (paint was new) on entire car. Washed and wiped with chemical guys wipe out and then applied Wolfgang paint sealant. Took about 3-4 hours to do everything. Including waiting 45 min for sealant to cure like they recommend. After drying for 12 hours I applied a quick hybrid spray wax and so far it's been noticeably cleaner. The only parts that still get dirty are the back and lower sides and they clean right up with water and quick wash.

I chose Wolfgang as its supposedly one of the better quick sealants and should last 3-6 months. I didn't expect professional ceramic performance and don't mind repeating this process 2 or 3 times per year.

I've also used mothers ceramic CMX spray and it's easy to apply as well. I use it on my wrangler and it acts similar to the Wolfgang.
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