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Me too!!!! But---the "boss" doesn't come out to the garage to bother me and I don't go into her sewing room to bother her---works out pretty well. After the first time you go through the process it usually gets easier and it doesn't take near as much time as you would think. I can do my truck in about a six pack----well maybe a twelve pack if I work slow and rest a lot---LOL
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WOW!! Looks like this is going to turn into a lot of work. Hey, I'm an old man.
Ya there's definitely a lot of time put into making a truck look good and shiny. But it's definitely worth it!

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Me too!!!! But---the "boss" doesn't come out to the garage to bother me and I don't go into her sewing room to bother her---works out pretty well. After the first time you go through the process it usually gets easier and it doesn't take near as much time as you would think. I can do my truck in about a six pack----well maybe a twelve pack if I work slow and rest a lot---LOL
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Short answer...YES. You will not believe the crap that will come off.

If you really want to maintain it and keeping looking like new, do yourself a favor and go to youtube and look up Junkman2000. He gives you the correct steps to take for washing polishing and waxing. He is long winded but its well worth it imo.

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There is no time rule ... or transportation method that dictates when to clay bar.... But there is an easy test...

"When to clay bar"..... gently glide your hand across the paint -letting your finger prints drag along lightly- if it makes a sound...any sound at all- mist the area with a detail spray and use the clay bar in a back and forth motion for a few moments. Dry with a micro fiber and lightly glide your hand again. You won't hear anything. You won't see a change but you will feel a change.
You can clay bar an entire truck in less than an hour.

There are plenty of rules on HOW to properly use a clay bar... I'm just talking WHEN to use.
After the clay- wash, cut, polish, wax, seal, glaze
or at the very least.. spray wax a light coat.

If you go to autogeek.net they have lots of "how to" wax, polish, clay bar...videos that are concise and very informative with out being long winded,
(I don't work for them) just passing along a good site.

A couple beers later your truck is gonna shine like a mirror.
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OK, I'm getting my arm ready now....Wax on Wax off..wax on wax off...wax on...wax off.. time out for a beer
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YOU GOT IT! That's the technique!!
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After you clay bar your truck and polish out any small scratches that were left by the clay bar, you might consider putting a good sealant on your truck before you put a couple coats of wax on it. The sealant will last a lot longer than the wax and will give you an excellent base for your wax. A good sealant will last about 6 months whereas a good wax will only last about 4-6 weeks, dependng on how much you wash your truck and on whether it sits outside or in a garage. You can always use a spray detailer after every time you wash your truck to keep it protected inbetween waxes. A lot of people use these steps: wash, clay bar, wash again, polish, seal then wax.
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Short answer...YES. You will not believe the crap that will come off.

If you really want to maintain it and keeping looking like new, do yourself a favor and go to youtube and look up Junkman2000. He gives you the correct steps to take for washing polishing and waxing. He is long winded but its well worth it imo.
heres where ill chime in...and not beacuse of the junkman reference... im not sure id look to him as my source of inspiration, but there is some definite comedic relief. id rather sit through 1000 Gary Dean videos...

grab a sandwich baggie and put your fingers in it...rub it gently on the paint...if its not smooth = time to clay. the bag will increase your tactile sensitiivity...

the problem with claying, is it usually requires a polish because no matter how careful you are, clay can mar your paint.

Id suggest looking to a product called iron x if it doesnt feel so bad. it is a chemical that dissolves iron particle and "fallout" (the new sexy term for shite that gets in your paint from the environment).

Iron x is great, safe and basicallly runs no risk of marring the paint.

then i would look to cleaning the paint and sealing or waxing.
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Look at these video's, might be more than you want to do but this guy knows his stuff..

http://www.youtube.com/user/AMMONYCdotcom/videos?view=0
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