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Here's a suggestion:

Do this twice a year. Once in the spring and once in the fall.

1. Shampoo
2. Clay
3. Remove swirls (if necessary)
4. Klasse AIO
5. Klasse SG (3 coats of this stuff will look awesome)
6. optional: Top your Klasse with your favorite carnuaba wax. Make sure the wax is a pure wax with no cleaning properties.

Claying and swirl-removal as well as AIO will all remove existing Klasse and wax. Do this twice a year and you'll be stripping your Klasse twice a year.

As Eugene said, some Klasse users do not strip twice a year (hehe). Instead, they layer indefinitely and spot-remove swirls and spot clay as needed to remove any embedded contaminants which come through normal driving.

For indefinite Klasse SG layering, just follow the same procedure as above, except once you are finished with step five you can keep layering a coat of SG or carnauba wax whenever you feel like it (but not interchangeably! Just one or the other).

Polymers like Klasse and Zaino provide a buffer against swirls. Sometimes you can get a swirl in your sealant layer and NOT your clearcoat. This can be easily fixed by adding a coat of Klasse SG. Klasse and other polymers provide a much better 'sacrificial' layer than do traditional waxes.

If you get a scratch on your car that goes through the SG, then spot remove it with an abrasive product and then Klasse right over it again once the imperfection is removed.
 

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Re: Okay to use some Meguiars products

scottn2retro said:
I'm looking at doing some stuff with Klasse for the first time so I had a couple of questions:

1) for the clay and swirl removal steps, are there any certain products that have to be used or can Meguair's (or other) clay kit and ScratchX be used?
The best clay I have used is Clay Magic, which is sold at Autozone stores (check the larger stores......the smaller stores don't seem to have CM). The clay magic kit comes with the lube and only costs $10. I also hear good things about Griot's clay w/ speedshine. I haven't tried the meguiar's clay, but I hear it streaks all over your car and leaves a mess.

ScratchX is only to be used for spot-removal of surface imperfections. It's not the type of product that you use to your entire car. The type of polish you should use will also depend on how badly your car is swirled up. For light swirls, I would use 3M SMR or Meguiar's #9 with a PC machine. For heavier swirls, you should use something like 3M Finesse-It 2 Machine Polish. Your best bet would be to do a search under the keyword phrase "swirl and removal" (or several variations of it) at this link: Search

scottn2retro said:
2) I'll have to check, but Meguiar's Gold Class liquid wax should be okay for the carnuba step?
Actually, I wouldn't recommend Gold Class wax because it contains mild cleaners in it. A better choice would be Meguiar's #26. My two favorite non-cleaning waxes are One Grand Blitz and P21S Carnauba.
 

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Yup, E1 Wet works fine with Klasse. If you are going to use a QD to aid in Klasse application, I wouldn't use anything other than E1 Wet or Meguiar's #34 because they do not contain any carnauba(does Griot's Speed Shine contain any carnuaba?).

For general maintenance, you can use any QD you wish....even if it contains carnauba. Washing your car right before applying a coat of KSG will pretty much remove whatever small amount of carnauba (if any) is still left on your car from using a carnauba-based QD earlier in the week.
 
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