Originally Posted by Pull Ya
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.
sound advice here....
Originally Posted by Jim45498
WOW!! Looks like this is going to turn into a lot of work. Hey, I'm an old man.
Originally Posted by E-Wing
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.