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IMHO----Wash with Dawn liquid soap. Dry, then clay bar. The clay bar will remove all the crap that is on the paint. Wash again, with a good car wash soap(Meguires) makes a good one. Polish with a good sealant(Wolfgang 3.0) The reason you put a sealant on first is because the sealant lasts for about 6 months+. Top the sealant with a good wax(Collinite 845). This wax is one of the best kept secrets around. Does an excellant job and last about 2-3 months. Most all waxes only last about 60-90 days before you have to put another coat on. All these products can be bought from autogeek.net. They also sell other professional detailer products and they explain the products uses, how to use the product and what you can expect. They also do product comparisons. If nothing else it is a great souce of information about detailing and how to treat your paint properly. The first time takes the longest, after that just use a detailer spray after you wash and dry your vehicle.
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I started hitting it with the clay today. I will just work my way around the truck waxing as I go. There's plenty of realestate to go over, twice.

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get yourself a good buffer like the porter cable 7424xp random orbital buffer and a good wax. Before i wax the truck i degrease it than wash it. Someone also mentioned the clay bar which is great to remove swirl makes left behind my harsh wash mitts and soaps.
clay does not remove swirls...swirl remover (polish)removes swirls. clay will marr paint. clay only removes surface contaminants.

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Thank you! Everyone has their own system and products they use. This is just the system that works for me and the products that I have had great success with. I know it is a lot eaiser to just go to a big box store and get your stuff, but for me it is worth it in the long run to use good quality products that last and that have been used by professionals with great results. I have no desire to reinvent the wheel again. Autogeek.net is a great place to get information about different detailer products even if you don't buy their stuff.
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