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I figured: why not? It finally cooled down a little bit, and I'm on vacation before vacation. I've been looking for a reason to bust out the rotary polisher that I've had sitting new in the box, anyways!

I washed and towel dried, followed by a complete top to bottom clay bar, using Mother's Instant Detailer as a lubricant. I followed that with Meguiars #2 fine-cut on a foam polishing pad, and finished with Mequiars #7 glaze and a finishing pad. I double-buffed the entire surface by hand using a fresh cotton cloth each time at the end, and finished with a quick misting of Mother's Spray Wax and a hand buff.

I wasn't too worried about getting "show car" results, but there was lots of bug, tar, and road grime that was stuck in the paint and it looks MUCH better than before. Those black accents along the upper door edges were so swirled they didn't even shine after a fresh wash. Now they almost look like piano finish. I'm incredibly happy with how it turned out, and it only took 4 and a half hours. I probably could have taken a little more time in places but that's all my arm has in in for one day.

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I've got the same car!:) I detail my cars every spring with touch ups through out the summer. I have clay bared my cars in the past. This year I rubbed on Maguiar's Scratch X or Mothers Part One Wax remover. It takes a lot of the embedded dirt out (like a clay bar) before waxing. I never tried doing that then cay baring to see if there is any left behind. Don't forget about the hood and rear edges as well as door edges. I clean the rubber seals on all those with Maguiar's Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner and Restorer to put some silicone back into the rubber. Also use it on interior vinyl but do ventilate it.
 
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