Originally Posted by MentalM
question 1 - should i clay my car befor its first polish / wax job it doesnt feel very ruff. some spots more than other but not so much that the paint job sounds like sand papper just yet.
Anytime your going to Polish/Wax at the same time, it is always recommended to give it a good Clay Bar Job as it removes the old wax and any oxidation being caused to the paint. Although you think the car doesnt seem to bad, in all reality it very well could be. The only way your going to tell is by clay barring it. You will notice during the claying, how dirty your paint actually is, by how often the bar grabs to the paint, if it never does grab, then your paint is pretty clean. I wouldn't say it has to feel like sand paper to be dirty, as mine has never been that way, but during clay, you can definately tell the paint is dirty.
Originally Posted by MentalM
question 2 - should i stick with ice products for this as in when i do need to clay get there clay bar which kinda confuses me. they sell the kit that has the bar the lub and the liquid clay ?? whats the point of the liquid clay? and use ice car polish / paste wax / quick spray detailer on top of the paste wax? ( not a fan of liquid wax"
The only ICE product I like is the detailing spray. I feel their polish in a sense, feels like a grease, and doesn't really apply like say Meguiars Polish or Adams Polish. I also would stay away from their liquid clay bar, as it doesn't do as good a job as a solid bar. I recommend using a Mothers or Adams Clay bar, as they seem to do a great job! Mothers comes with 2 small Clays while Adams is a hefty fat bar, that can be used a little longer than normal Clay Bars.
These are My Product Recommendation Links
Clay - http://www.mothers.com/02_products/07240.html
- Very easy and simple clay to use. Make sure the car is always wet while applying the clay. When Claying, You will need at least a second b0ttle of detail spray or when your b0ttle gets to half, top it off with water, and you will be fine.
Polish - http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/detail/MEG+A2116
- This polish, when applied needs to be taken off quickly, so as soon as you finish a panel, buff that panel, and get it off. This offers a nice deep shine, and makes dark reds, black, and blues, look real nice.
Wax - http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/detail/MEG+G12718
- This wax applies real nice and is easy to remove. You can do the entire car before buffing. It locks in the shine of the polish, and keeps your paint protected for 9-12 months, depending on how often the car is garaged.
If you just want a complete kit without shopping around and so on, I highly recommend this kit - http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-99-ad...etail-kit.aspx
Hope I have helped and if you need any other help, just shoot LittleMT a PM, and I will be contacted to post on here, as I never get on the forums anymore.