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Exclamation which to use first? polish or wax...

OK NEWBIE HERE, I AM A LITTLE CONFUSED I THINK ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO LAY WAX ON FIRST THEN WIPE CLEAN THEN LAY ON POLISH AND CLEAN WITH MICRO?
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Nope you got it backwards my friend.

polish first. polish will remove light blemishes and shine the paint. follow up with a wax to protect the surface after you polish. Wax is a protector, if you polish after you wax you will remove the wax.

check out adams they have nice products.

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Agreed. The polish cleans up the paint so you can make it shine and protect it, with the wax. Good Luck with your project...

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How long should i wait until i polish? My truck is 3 months old.. I waxed it for the first time about 2 weeks ago for the first time

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How long should i wait until i polish? My truck is 3 months old.. I waxed it for the first time about 2 weeks ago for the first time
You can polish anytime, but you are going to want to strip your wax before polishing.

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I think you will be surprised at how rough the factory paint job is. After you wash the entire vehicle ( I use dawn dish soap to strip all the old wax off) Get a baggie sandwich bag and place you hand inside it. Gentle run you fingers over the paint, and if it's rough, then I'd suggest a clay bar be used. If it feels smooth, then Swirl & Haze remover, polish to a shine and wax to protect it.

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This is what I use for my truck, wifes Grand Cherokee and the 68 Firebird. Works great!! It does take time to complete a truck but is well worth it!!

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I like to do a thorough slow washing and then follow with a claybar.
Then i use a liquid paint cleaner, then a polish and lastly a coat of wax.

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