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    Paint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

    Hi,

    Newbie here and I am looking for Guidance/ Advice/ Product List/ Check lists, ect.

    My car needs paint correction, it has swirls, and etching, you can feel the etching with finger nail, some permanent damage from fall out which cannot be corrected. I want to DIY. So realistically I will start with the basics. Correct me if I am wrong but I think the best approach would be prepare the car for Sealant and Wax and then Seal and Wax it, so I think the steps would be

    wash car
    iron X
    tar remover
    clay bar
    wash again
    hand dry
    apply sealant
    apply glaze
    apply wax

    I think paint correction is too much work now. I think I NEED to seal up the paint to protect it though.


    So, I am looking for confirmation, in general, am I on the right track? Prepare, wax, and maintain now, then paint correction later during summer?

    Can you help me make a check list and product list?

    Do I need glaze? Do I even need to wax it? Could I just apply Sealant for now?

    How many microfiber towels do I need total? How many to wash and dry my car? How many to apply Sealant and Wax. Do I need to buy the premium ones, or can use cheap ones for wheels and such?


    Its my daily driver but I want to get it clean and protected now.

    As far as maintenance I will hand wash once a week.

    I think I could get it done for under $500. I might even borrow the DA from the detail guy at work to save some money for now. I asked him if he wanted to work on my car but he said no! Too much work for him, I think.


    I guess I want help making a purchase today too. Here is a list so far.

    car wash kit
    Microfiber towels
    DA polisher kit with sealant, wax ect
    a couple brushes for the wash bucket (or not, and save $)
    iron x
    tar remover
    clay bar

    I want to try to buy everything in one shot, so suggestions would be appreciated. Suggestion on what to buy "if you can" vs what you NEED might be helpful.

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    Re: Paint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

    Iron X [yes on a dirty car in the shade]
    Rinse car thoroughly
    Tar Remover/Wash Car at the same time
    Dry car
    Claybar

    No need to re wash the car at this point.
    If you survived the claybar step without marring your paint you’re free to move straight into sealant and finish up.

    If it was me I’d skip the glaze & wax altogether... IMO completely unnecessary and only degrades the superior protection of a quality sealant.

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    Re: Paint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

    I agree with Ric, no need for glaze, that's just a filler or "band-aid" IMO. A sealant is better than wax for durability. I see your a noob but just so you know, wax is kinda of a thing of the past. I mean it gives the car a unique look but in the real world, is good for about 4-6 wks on a DD.

    What sealant are you looking at?

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    Re: Paint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

    Some waxes last longer than 4-6weeks. I wouldn't still be using it if it didn't
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Paint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    Some waxes last longer than 4-6weeks. I wouldn't still be using it if it didn't
    What are you using, #476SPaint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

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    Re: Paint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

    I'm getting 3 months out of FuZion but it is half a sealant. By 3 months the gloss is still there but the depth is not so I have to reapply if I want the look back
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Paint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

    OP, since your a noob and wanna use a sealant can I make a suggestion....Duragloss #111 combined with #601 polish bonding agent. I know it's a little confusing because it says "polish bonding agent" but it's not a polish in the traditional sense. This product kicks up the durability and when combined with a PURE sealant like #111, it's a winnerPaint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

    You mix 3 parts #111 to 1 part #601. Because #111 is so easy to apply/remove I'd apply a 2nd coat after say an hour. There's a sale going on here right now and these products are already inexpensive, on sale it's a no-brainer for a noob! Take advantage of the sale today and get every thing you needPaint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?Paint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

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    Re: Paint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I'm getting 3 months out of FuZion but it is half a sealant. By 3 months the gloss is still there but the depth is not so I have to reapply if I want the look back
    Exactly, the sealant mixed in is getting you to that month mark...barely it sounds likePaint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax? That said, its so easy to apply, I'd apply it once a monthPaint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post
    Exactly, the sealant mixed in is getting you to that month mark...barely it sounds likePaint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax? That said, its so easy to apply, I'd apply it once a monthPaint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

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    I would apply it once a month but I only have a sample size pot so I wait til the 3 or 4 month point
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    Re: Paint Correction? or Just Seal and Wax?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D View Post
    I would apply it once a month but I only have a sample size pot so I wait til the 3 or 4 month point
    I have what I think is the standard sized Fuzion tub but it's pretty old, has some cracks in it but when I put my finger in it and move it around it feels "waxy".

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