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Old 11-15-2019, 01:17 PM
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I see. Question; Does it need to be clay barred first before any of these products are applied? Just wondering if since now it will live outside, if that is the jumping off point...

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Need to be clayed? No. Claying the paint will give you a better surface for applying whatever protection you choose, allowing it to last longer. Depending on the hardness of the clearcoat, you may need to polish to remove any marring after using the clay bar.
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Need to be clayed? No. Claying the paint will give you a better surface for applying whatever protection you choose, allowing it to last longer. Depending on the hardness of the clearcoat, you may need to polish to remove any marring after using the clay bar.
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:51 PM
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I see. Question; Does it need to be clay barred first before any of these products are applied? Just wondering if since now it will live outside, if that is the jumping off point...

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Claying would depend on the condition of your paint before application. The better the condition the better the coating will be. This is true for any coating, from wax to ceramic. Certainly the car needs to be absolutely clean but prep could be polish as opposed to clay. You will want to do this indoors or if outdoors on a day when there is little or no wind to blow stuff around. Having a good detailer do it won't cost that much more than the cover you were thinking about. My new G12 just got Xpel ceramic and it is guaranteed for four years, so if you do the division, the annual cost is not that bad.
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