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Old 03-13-2006, 05:20 AM
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I've had my car for 3 months now and am about to take the plunge and do the clay bar thing. After reading all the posts in this thread all of my questions have been answered, I think. There are a couple of things I want to get straight in my mind before I proceed.

1) How much pressure do you apply to the clay, if any?

2) Can you use any dish washing detergent to remove the old wax, or does it have to be Dawn? I've been told using the clay removes the wax, so why do you need Dawn?

3) After I clay the car, do I need to polish it before I wax it? THis is probably a stupid question and I guess the answer depends upon if there are any swirl marks or scratches.

I bought one of these and can't wait to use it

Edit: What is the advantage of washing the sides of your car vertically?
2005 330Ci ZHP / Sparkling Graphite Metallic/ Black on Black/ PP/CP/ 6 spd

I keep this picture up as a tribute to the 330 ZHP. I now have a Z4

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