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My Kia Stinger detailing method, what's yours?

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Step 1: Rinse down to remove large debris, then wash with Chemical Guys Clean Slate Surface Cleanser Wash. I use a single bucket, but rinse out the mitt after each panel. No drying.


Step 2: Mothers Clay Bar using the clean water from rinsing the car off as lube, along with some light misting of Mothers Instant Detailer. Using just water will allow the clay bar to leave very light scratches on the clear coat, not a huge deal since I was going to be polishing right after but didn't need the extra work.


Step 3: Blow dry remaining water off with leaf blower, then Chemical Guys Waffle Weave and leftover puddles to avoid spots.


Step 4: Polish using Griots Complete Polish with a white Buff N Shine 5.5" pad and speed setting 5 on the Griots DA Orbital. Wipe down with microfiber towels.


Step 5: Complete wipe down to remove polish residue using a CarPro Eraser IPA mixture.


Step 6: Wax using Griots Liquid Poly Wax (their sealant) with a red Buff N Shine 5.5" pad and speed setting 2.5 on the Griots DA Orbital. Let sit for 10-15 minutes, then buffed off with a blue edgeless towel (forget the brand).


Step 7: CarPro Eraser IPA wipe-down of all glass to remove any leftover wax and polish residues.

Step 8: Apply CarPro Reload Spray Sealant and wipe down with microfiber towels.

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I use Eagle One nano wax car wash with a microfiber mitt. I've been using Griot's Garage iron and fallout remover the last few times and it seriously works great. I haven't done a complete clay yet but I have started using Meguiars ultimate paste wax on the panels that I have clayed and man what a product.
 

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I used a similar process except I prefer HD Speed All in One Polish/Wax to cut down on time.
 
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That's a lot of steps just for washing. I use Chemical Guys products too; Honeydew shampoo and V07.
 
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You shouldn't need to use 'Clean Slate' or any other stripping shampoo for every wash. It will take all the wax on the car off. Once you get the car to a condition that looks good to you, wash with a good car soap, your drying method is spot on, and apply more wax or the spray sealant, no need to polish every time.

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That's a lot of steps just for washing. I use Chemical Guys products too; Honeydew shampoo and V07.
I agree, I meant detailing.


You shouldn't need to use 'Clean Slate' or any other stripping shampoo for every wash. It will take all the wax on the car off. Once you get the car to a condition that looks good to you, wash with a good car soap, your drying method is spot on, and apply more wax or the spray sealant, no need to polish every time.

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Yes it wasn't meant for every wash, just detailing.
 
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You shouldn't need to use 'Clean Slate' or any other stripping shampoo for every wash. It will take all the wax on the car off. Once you get the car to a condition that looks good to you, wash with a good car soap, your drying method is spot on, and apply more wax or the spray sealant, no need to polish every time.
What's a good soap to wash the Stinger?
 

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