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Old 03-29-2009, 05:38 PM
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I used a clay bar for the first time tonight. Car came out awesome, at least it is now smooth everywhere. I have RejeX coming tommorow. My question is, since I had to use a quick detail wax, should I re-wash the car with Dawn before applying the Rejex?
Old 03-29-2009, 05:53 PM
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You could if you wipe the water off before it spots. Alcohol on a rag will work, too.
Old 03-29-2009, 05:58 PM
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I'd use dawn again....you want any sealant to be as close to virgin paint as possible - remember 12 hours between rejex coats...

PS claybars are VERY NEAT....
Old 03-29-2009, 06:23 PM
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I will re-wash the car again with Dawn when I get home after work. It will be worth it to me as I had washed the car once, thoroughly, with Dawn and the water was still beading on the car as I had put 2 coats of NuFinish on the it.

The clay bar is a very neat thing. As I had read that the clearcoats on our C5/Corvette's are as thick as 2 sheets of Saran Wrap, it made sense that there was all manner of stuff embedded into the clearcoat. Where my front bumper was rough and scratchy, it is now smooth. I thought the back of my car was clean, as it is always the dirtiest part of the car as everything gets stuck to it, but after running the clay bar over it I found it was still filthy but the clay bar cleaned it all up. I'm a believer.

I will wash again tomorrow then put the RejeX on, I can't wait. I'll wait the 12 hours/overnight, then put another coat on in the morning and just not drive the car tomorrow as it is supposed to be rainy up here. I can't wait to try the RejeX on the boat and Verado cowling, Thanks Glen.
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Although Rejex is good, I think if you try Zaino you will be really pleased. I have used both and for me the longevity of Zaino wins hands down. The only downside to Zaino is you have to mix an accelerator but given the need for fewer annual Zaino applications, not a big deal deal (takes ~2 mins to prepare).

Sorry to bring up the whole Rejex vs. Zaino thing. NOTE: I am speaking cars, not boats. I have not tried Zaino on my boat.
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Let's say I put a coat of RejeX on the car tonight and don't drive it until 12+ hours later/in the morning, then take the car to work. If I wanted to put another coat of RejeX on, should I just wash the car with regular car-wash soap before putting antother coat of RejeX on?

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