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Old 10-15-2011, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by pupdawg View Post
I want to make sure I get a good prep, seal and wax.
After claying the finish, you will probably induce very fine micromarring. For the sake of cleaning up the paint [chemically], and refining the finish [abrasively, or masking], I would look into a prewax cleaner.

I use Wolfgang Paintwork Polish Enhancer, because it came in a kit I got.

Here are some other options

However, those cleaners are optional. If you clay the paint and wash it again [with a clean rinsing soap, NOT a wash and wax], and use IPA, you should be good to go! The nice part about a paint cleanser or paint polish is that is removes any potential inhibiting chemicals or contaminants from the finish before you lay down your sealant.

As far as the seal and wax, to be completely honest, one or the other is probably enough. Collinite 845 is used as a protection wax by many detailers as a stand alone. Another option is Finish Kare 1000P, which is a paste wax/sealant that will last as long as Collinite.

Your best "protection" bet would probably be FK1000, and 845 to top it off whenever the weather permits.

I know that's a lot of information, and some of it conflicting [845 is awesome, and a protection favorite, but since you haven't ordered a sealant, FK1000P may just be your best bet until spring]. Then the DP sealant/845, or any other sealant for that matter may be what your looking for in the summer
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