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    Re: Should I clay before winter or after?

    Ok I'll definitely clay, which clay should I get or synthetic? I'm about to buy the mothers speed clay, if there isn't anyone advising against it I'll cop it.

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    Re: Should I clay before winter or after?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMidnightNarwhal View Post
    Ok I'll definitely clay...
    •Are you going to polish afterwards?
    -(Using something like Meguiar’s M205;
    Meguiar’s Ultimate Polish; or, one of
    similar mildness-of-abrasives?)


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    Re: Should I clay before winter or after?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    •Are you going to polish afterwards?
    -(Using something like Meguiar’s M205;
    Meguiar’s Ultimate Polish; or, one of
    similar mildness-of-abrasives?)


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    No I sold my cheap DA after I had corrected my paint beginning of summer. So it's why I'm looking for a clay that's goanna marr the less.

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    Re: Should I clay before winter or after?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMidnightNarwhal View Post
    No I sold my cheap DA after I had corrected my paint beginning of summer. So it's why I'm looking for a clay that's goanna marr the less.
    Well then, since you're doing a sealant and not a coating, I think I would skip the clay for now and do it in the spring. After winter you may have some (additional) correcting in the spring, so I would plan for a clay and polish then before applying your spring/summer LSP.

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    Re: Should I clay before winter or after?

    Quote Originally Posted by 57Rambler View Post
    Well then, since you're doing a sealant and not a coating, I think I would skip the clay for now and do it in the spring. After winter you may have some (additional) correcting in the spring, so I would plan for a clay and polish then before applying your spring/summer LSP.
    I don't I'll do a polish until I move out into my own place where I can use the garage year round. At the moment I can spot some swirls in certain lightning but not a whole lot, still looks real good and glossy when it's cleaned.

    So yeah not sure. I think I'll do speed clay for the fun of it and experience. Just got a new hood painted to and I can do some testing and when I eventually move out I'll get a griot polisher.

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    Re: Should I clay before winter or after?

    I use Pinnacle Ultra Poly Clay with their Clay Lube and don't get any marring with it. I do the baggie test first and if the surfaces are rough I clay the entire vehicle. This is a fine clay and I use it a couple times a year on my vehicles before applying wax or sealant.

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    Re: Should I clay before winter or after?

    Until you are ready to polish---Just wash and then apply wax or sealant to get you through winter.

    When you are ready to cut or do a polish using DA---Then do the wash and the clay.

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    Re: Should I clay before winter or after?

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    Until you are ready to polish---Just wash and then apply wax or sealant to get you through winter.

    When you are ready to cut or do a polish using DA---Then do the wash and the clay.

    Tom
    Just worried if I don't clay power lock won't last through winter?

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    Re: Should I clay before winter or after?

    Go ahead and clay if you feel it won't.

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    Re: Should I clay before winter or after?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMidnightNarwhal View Post
    Just worried if I don't clay power lock won't last through winter?
    That shouldn't be a concern.

    Claying just removes above-surface contaminates to make your paint look its best after the polishing/LSP.

    It won't affect the LSP's longevity.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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