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I've been reading about how many are regularly using a clay bar and polish before waxing their truck. I may be confused but when using these products are we "wearing out" the paint? Will this eventually show up as our truck ages?
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A claybar and hand polish won't affect your clearcoat. You need to start using a power polisher and polish regularly to start affecting the clearcoat. You should only have to polish the paint once a year unless you like to destroy your paint regularly.
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You would need to machine polish your car dozens of times before worrying about that. As stated, clay bar does not and can not remove paint or clear. If that was the case, washing your car would remove paint as the clay bar just glides on the surface and removes contaminants.

And a fine polish removes such a nominal amount of paint that you don't need to worry about it. Heavy compounding more than a few times will present issues, but just polishing by hand or machine with a polish [minimal cut, high gloss], you won't have any issues.
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