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    Clay: how much is to much?

    Hey guys im new to cars and kind of a neat freak. i wash my car three or four times a week and ive been claying it everytime. Is this to much? its starting to get real expensive. thanks
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    at that rate you wont have any paint left a month from now
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    washing you car once a week is fine, a good wax every 3 or so is good, and a buff job is great about every 4-6 months depending on swirls. ...i used to detail cars
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    that's too much clay... once a year should do it.
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    When I drove my car daily my schedule was
    (waxes are listed in order from 1st to last)

    every week- wash
    every month- carnuba wax (no abrasives)
    every other month- carnuba and meg. NXT wax
    every 6 months- carnuba wax, nxt wax, meg scratchX
    every 12 months - carnuba wax, NXT wax,meg scratch X, griots fine hand polish, claybar

    I spend alot on detailing, its where my mod money goes. I'd say washing more than once a week is too much. Washing won't necessarily hurt the paint but since more washing= more waxing then your going to wear out the paint. Now, that said if you use a carnuba wax with no abrasives you could probably wax every few weeks, though it will be costly. Carnuba wears out fast so it has to be applied often usually once a month at the least for a daily driver.

    Now that I don't drive every day and the car sits in the garage my schedule has been scaled back alot, but thats how it used to be.

    EDIT: I just reread your post, you claybar it 3-4 times a week!?!?!? That is way way way way too much. The clay is most likely not even removing anything if you do it 3-4 times a week. Clay is for bonded surface contaminents, they most likely aren't even bonding if you do it 3-4 times a week.
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    the clay thing was just a joke...apparently not real funny either lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srqwrx25 View Post
    the clay thing was just a joke...apparently not real funny either lol.
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    would say middle of spring for clay bar , give it enough time for the salt and other chemicals to get off the road

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