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    Hi,
    Am new to this forum; I live in Montreal, known for its harsh winter condition and use of salt and other abrasives on roads during winter; I am acquiring a new Rav4 soon and want to give it the maximum external protection; I intend to wash,dry and clay (mitt) before going directly to waxing (bypassing compounding and polishing); Is that the right procedure or am I missing something? Will be using Meguiar's ultimate liquide wax ;

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    Re: Brand new car protection

    Quote Originally Posted by Ticlode View Post
    Hi,
    Am new to this forum; I live in Montreal, known for its harsh winter condition and use of salt and other abrasives on roads during winter; I am acquiring a new Rav4 soon and want to give it the maximum external protection; I intend to wash,dry and clay (mitt) before going directly to waxing (bypassing compounding and polishing); Is that the right procedure or am I missing something? Will be using Meguiar's ultimate liquide wax ;
    I wouldnt want to skip some sort of cleaning step.

    But you could do something simple like the 3-in-1 Wax (a cleaner/wax), then a coat of Ult. Wax.

    Then you would want to look at either the Ult. Quick Wax or the Hybrid Ceramic Wax for after the future washes.
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    Re: Brand new car protection

    I'd polish With Ultimate Polish, and then apply a coat of Ultimate Wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    I wouldnt want to skip some sort of cleaning step.

    But you could do something simple like the 3-in-1 Wax (a cleaner/wax), then a coat of Ult. Wax.

    Then you would want to look at either the Ult. Quick Wax or the Hybrid Ceramic Wax for after the future washes.
    Thanks for the tip...will be looking for the 3/1

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumdan View Post
    I'd polish With Ultimate Polish, and then apply a coat of Ultimate Wax.
    Thank you; will try the 3/1 if I can find it; not available the last time; if not, I will follow your advice. Thanks

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    Re: Brand new car protection

    Welcome to Meguiar's Online.

    I would imagine the reason a couple of our members above have recommended using a product with mild cleaning ability, even on a brand new car, is that most new cars, have some light contamination, light swirls and/or light scratches from transport/shipping/time on dealer lot. In order to remove those if any, would require a mild cleaner/polish or cleaner/wax, like they have been recommended above.

    It is not crucial to remove these, if any, only preference. In my opinion, the process, you laid out initially, wash, clay, then straight to wax, if perfectly adequate & OK.

    It comes down to this, what you do after washing & claying, for defect removal & the use of a polish, is solely based on your individual goals & expectations for the vehicle.
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    Re: Brand new car protection

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    Welcome to Meguiar's Online.

    I would imagine the reason a couple of our members above have recommended using a product with mild cleaning ability, even on a brand new car, is that most new cars, have some light contamination, light swirls and/or light scratches from transport/shipping/time on dealer lot. In order to remove those if any, would require a mild cleaner/polish or cleaner/wax, like they have been recommended above.

    It is not crucial to remove these, if any, only preference. In my opinion, the process, you laid out initially, wash, clay, then straight to wax, if perfectly adequate & OK.

    It comes down to this, what you do after washing & claying, for defect removal & the use of a polish, is solely based on your individual goals & expectations for the vehicle.
    I will follow your advices and start working on them; Thanks everyone for helping out, really appreciate it
    Keep up the good works

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