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Old 08-29-2010, 07:10 PM
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So i Hva ehad my turck for 4 years... Never waxed it... But im planning on it tmrw hoping it doesnt rain.. I was going to use a clay bar then wax it, I was told by my cousin not to use cleaner wax after a clay, in the case it might be to hard on the clear coat ant ruin it...

Any Advice or knowing of damge happening??
Should I get different wax?
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:13 PM
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Wash your truck, use the cleaner wax, then the clay bar, then a good name brand wax. Everyone has a preference, personaly I have used many kinds, they all work well. I like a good solid wax, better then the wipe on stuff, although that stuff does work well as technology has progressed. I still don't trust it. I used Nufinish on my 35 year old Buick, worked AMAZING! On my own trucks I usually use turtle wax. Just my 2 cents
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:13 PM
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Use the cleaner wax to get the crap off left behind from the clay bar. Then put a nice wax on after
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:14 PM
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Sooo Cleaner wax then a different wax?
Because I have a Maguires Cleaner Wax
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:15 PM
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btw you interested in those nerf bars if i would get rid of them? I know you asked about them.. Clinton
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:18 PM
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I have nerf bars, I might want to get rid of them all together. use the cleaner wax, then a nice polish wax
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:19 PM
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Sooo Cleaner wax then a different wax?
Because I have a Maguires Cleaner Wax
Cleaner wax is temporary. Use a dedicated wax if you want a lasting protection and shine. That will make all the difference, I only use the cleaner wax to help pull crap out of my paint.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:21 PM
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Cool Thanks guys, I will Pick some up tmrw
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:22 PM
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I have nerf bars, I might want to get rid of them all together. use the cleaner wax, then a nice polish wax
Yea thats how i feel and why I might get the steps
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:18 AM
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just a tip, being your truck is red, and red oxidizes and dries faster then most auto paint colors... you might have to wax the truck multiple times. The reason behind this is that since you haven't waxed it in a few years, the clear coat might be dry and when applying the wax, it might pull the oils/chemicals of the wax unevenly. This will create a "spotty" wax job where some spots are shinier then others. Your truck might not be the case, but just a heads up in case this happens.

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Old 08-30-2010, 10:54 AM
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Dam I hope not, I was planning on doin it at least twice anyway..
Would i be better off, or a safer bet to find a detailer to do it??
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:57 AM
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no reason why you couldn't do it yourself.... apply wax in a shade, wait 15 min, remove, and see what it looks like, apply another coat, wait another 15 min, remove.... you should be good, if not then just repeating the steps until you get a nice clean shine

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ps for best adhesion of the wax, I would wash and clay bar the truck before putting wax on.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:04 AM
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Default Re: Waxing ?

dang it, I just used only cleaner wax yesterday, ill have to use a different wax next time along with it. Recommendations? I'll probably use the Meguiars Gold Class
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:42 PM
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Ok thanks FX4
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