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Wash, Iron, Clay, Polish, Glaze, Seal then wax?

Back when I detailed my 1990 ( Diamond Pearl Black ) Nissan 300zx I used a 3 step system.
After washing:
1) Very light cleaning compound by hand
2) Light hand polish
3) Wax


Looked amazing. And still does today.


But the game has changed. Nowadays theres Iron removers ,sealers, glazes, clays, foam cannons oh myÖ


This is what Iíd like to do with my Blizzard Pearl Avalon.
1. Wash
2. Iron remover
3. Clay
4. Light hand polish
5. Glaze
6. Seal
7. Wax


*** Iíd like to get your views. Way over kill? Sounds good? Pointless?


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Itís been decades since Iíve really got into detailing.
I fell in love with it back in the mid 90ís when I got my 300zx. ( still have it. 99K miles ! ).


Sadly over time I lost that desire ( detailing ) due to moving, college, moving out and renting, becoming a health care professional, mortgage, marriage, kids andÖ bills.


Matter of fact my daily driver ( until recently ) has been a 98 Accord w/ 380k ( approx ) miles on it.
I took it to prom in 98í!!! The thing is an absolute workhorse. It is the most dependable, reliable, simple easy to maintain ( And I donít ! ) and dirt cheap to repair car Iíve ever had.


But recently got a 13í Blizzard Pearl White Avalon Limited Hybrid.
Beautiful car!.
30k miles. 1 car local owner ( couple in mid 70ís ).


This thing is in pristine condition. Iím not kidding you. If I told you it was 6 years old after you saw it you would never believe me.


Anyways.. Iím getting way off track.
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Skip the glaze, seal and wax step and go with a ceramic coating. After that you can top it off with the various spray coatings.

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Originally Posted by Hybridgrl92 View Post
1. Wash
2. Iron remover
3. Clay
4. Light hand polish
5. Glaze
6. Seal
7. Wax
This is exactly what I did when I bought my new Highlander, with the exception of step 4. I used a machine polisher with a ďfinishing polishĒ rather than hand polish.

That was a year ago. Since then Iíve hand washed regularly and finished with either a detail spray, spray sealant, or wax, and the paint still looks incredible.

I did consider a ceramic coating, but was worried if I screwed it up itíd be difficult to correct.


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