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The horse is out of the barn

First wash and wax of my new toy, so I snapped a photo of my 2011 Race Red GT.



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Outstanding! Great to see that 5.0 badge again!

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Very pretty vert. Congrats!

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Nice, looks fantastic.
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What did you use to get that good shine?
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What did you use to get that good shine?
Clay bar, then Meguiar's ultimate polish followed by Ultimate wax, both applied with DA. First time using the ultimate line. Found the wax removal on the red a bit difficult.
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Thanks. Looks great.
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Very Nice!
How hard was the clay bar application? I am thinking of doing it on my Kona Blue pony, do I need a full day for the clay bar? Thanks...

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How hard was the clay bar application? I am thinking of doing it on my Kona Blue pony, do I need a full day for the clay bar? Thanks...
Not hard at all. Particularly on a new car. Took maybe 30 minutes.
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How hard was the clay bar application? I am thinking of doing it on my Kona Blue pony, do I need a full day for the clay bar? Thanks...
My experience with clay bar is limited to my last three new vehicles, but it doesn't take a full day, but it does take some time if done correctly. Here's what I do (not that I'm a professional detail guy or anything, but it works for me):

1. Wash car with Dawn dish washing liquid (small amount in warm warter). This will help remove the dirt and, more importantly, reduce the wax if there is any.

2. Clay bar with a decent kit. I used Turtle Wax Ice the last time and it worked well. The key here is to work in small sections; I take a panel/section at a time. On a new car this will be fairly quick as you shouldn't have too much build-up over the clear-coat. Remember to knead the bar as it gets dirty. If you drop it on the ground--throw it away. The clay will pickup any little dirt particles that are potentially harmful to the paint.

3. Wash again with a good car wash soap. Most are good enough IMO.

4. Polish with a good sealant or a good liquid wax with sealant.

5. I finish it off with a good carnuba wax.

The whole effort takes me about 2-3 solid hours of elbow-grease, but it's well worth it. Again, I'm no expert, by any means, but this works for me. After that, I use a good spray every other week to keep the shine and full wax again every 4-6 months.

Good luck. :nogrinner

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