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Old 06-27-2005, 01:33 AM
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just to bring it to full circle. i got the zymol, and it was easy to use. i think it was $15. easy application (i used swirls instead of the back and forth as instructed). wipe off was fairly easy. the result was as good as i can get. i still have some stubble on the hood, but the side and back were smooth as a new fridge.

how often do you wax? clay?
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I clay when tar, sap ect makes my paint feel rough as I run my hand across it after a wash.

I polish only when I have surface imperfections like light scratches, spider webs, or after I clay.

I wax monthly as this is my daily driver and subject to the elements.

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Did you use Zymol's whole system, HD - polish - carbon wax?
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:50 AM
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I clay when tar, sap ect makes my paint feel rough as I run my hand across it after a wash.

I polish only when I have surface imperfections like light scratches, spider webs, or after I clay.

I wax monthly as this is my daily driver and subject to the elements.

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Did you use Zymol's whole system, HD - polish - carbon wax?

nope. just the wax. i used the gold glass wash. though i need to clay it. i think snowboarding season added a few imperfections to the car - mostly the hood and lower side panels.

i probably will do the entire cycle once over end of the summer.... just want to enjoy the outdoors and not be bound to the front yard worrying about the paint....
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nope. just the wax. i used the gold glass wash. though i need to clay it. i think snowboarding season added a few imperfections to the car - mostly the hood and lower side panels.

i probably will do the entire cycle once over end of the summer.... just want to enjoy the outdoors and not be bound to the front yard worrying about the paint....
Ahhhh, just the wax. Well if you thought it was easy this time, you will really be impressed once you clay it.

Ike, I know you don't want to... but I highly recommend that you clay and polish your ride as soon as possible and not the end of the summer. Riding around for three months with 101 road grime and tar, SF Bay sap and pollen, Donner Pass road salt and Tahoe dirt, soot, ect bonded to your dark colored X is only going to kick you in the butt later. The clay process is 30 minutes tops and will make the paint smooth as a baby's bottom. Afterwards the polish and wax will go on and off like talcum powder and you will only have to wash your ride during the summer with no worries until the rainy season... try the hood.
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Old 06-28-2005, 11:46 AM
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Ahhhh, just the wax. Well if you thought it was easy this time, you will really be impressed once you clay it.

Ike, I know you don't want to... but I highly recommend that you clay and polish your ride as soon as possible and not the end of the summer. Riding around for three months with 101 road grime and tar, SF Bay sap and pollen, Donner Pass road salt and Tahoe dirt, soot, ect bonded to your dark colored X is only going to kick you in the butt later. The clay process is 30 minutes tops and will make the paint smooth as a baby's bottom. Afterwards the polish and wax will go on and off like talcum powder and you will only have to wash your ride during the summer with no worries until the rainy season... try the hood.

spoken like a true salesman. what kind of clay bar did YOU use? i want my car to be like a baby's bottom too.
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Old 06-28-2005, 04:20 PM
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spoken like a true salesman. what kind of clay bar did YOU use? i want my car to be like a baby's bottom too.
The brand is not that important when it comes to clay... I use the 3M bar from NAPA auto parts currently.
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