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Old 08-06-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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to wash or not to wash.. THAT is the question!

I'm having a debate with a guy on another forum about the benefits/waste of time washing after claying a car.
I'm of the opinion that a quick going over after clay can't do any harm, he is of the opposite opinion and thinks its a complete waste of time..

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Old 08-06-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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I always re wash after claying, esp if i am machine polishing aferwards. I prefer to remove any remaining LT before putting polish to paint, that way i know the polish hasnt chance to cause any reaction issues with the LT.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:29 PM   #3
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Whilst it might not be nescessary in all cars, anyone who has clayed a really dirty ingrained paint will know the colour of the QD afterwards. I wouldn't want to be rubbing that back into my paint so I would wash.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:30 PM   #4
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I always wash after claying just to make sure that anything that could be left over like lube or bits of clay if useing ones that break up when it s getting to the end of life. It also makes it that the polish you apply doesnt mess up with the lube.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:42 PM   #5
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ALways wash after claying really not worth undoin all the hard work for the sake of a quick wash, each to their own but would certainly be uneasy not washing it and movin straight on to machine polishing.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:01 AM   #6
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I normally wash but if QD'ing is also an option (especially if the clay bar is relatively clean).
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