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Just got my 2007 Mazda 6 about a week and a half ago. Black on black, the paint is in great shape, with of course the minor tiny scratches here and there if you walk up really really close (anal~) ..

I'm pretty sure it was recently waxed since the car went on the lot for sale on 8/14 and i bought it 8/30. So should I clay bar it, polish it, and wax it?

And while asking, what do you suggest for polishing compound? I'm gonna probably use meguiars clay bar, and gold class wax. Unless there's something else I should look at...

Thanks for your help in advance.
 

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:welcome9: to the 6Club! :wavey:

It never hurts to claybar and wax it, even when it looks to be done recently.

And post pics when you're done... :)
 

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Pics or gtfo <_<

just kidding don't gtfo but do post pics:welcome9::seeya:
 

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If the car was recently waxed and you want to clay it, then I suggest washing the car in Dawn first to remove the previous wax which will allow your claying process to be much more thourough. As far as polishing goes, you prob dont need to polish the car if it's new. I probably polish my car once every 2 years. Depending on what you use some polishes especially cutting compunds but also finishing compunds actually wear into the clear coat so its not something you want to be doing all the time.

and like the others said, post pics!
 

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not to argue with what ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ hes sayin but I do all of my washing on a warm none humid night, although rare they are not so rare that they don't happen a couple times a month. You want no sun and you want the air dry so that the spot free rinse actually works by evaporating without leaving spots or getting baked on by the sun. I had given up on self wash places with the spots I was getting until I went to one at 2 am lol and it f***in worked
 

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Thanks for the welcomes guys...

Yea, I am probably going to have to do it early morning here in Florida, around 9 am here it starts getting hot, and the sun starts doing its job, and by the time night time come its hot and humid from the afternoon showers... gotta love florida...

Thanks for the advice, one more thing, should I go with meguiars clay bar kit? any recommendation for trying to get rid of those little scratches?
 

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I've trusted meguiars for years. Good quality products with excellent results.
 

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As most have said, I would remove any previous coatings with Dawn and start your own process. Even though the car looks all good and stuff I like to have my own products on the car know how it was done.

I plan on doing this with my new 2010 I picked up two weeks ago with Zaino :D
 
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