Originally Posted by wavelength
do you seal the paint and then wax as chewy says or wax it and then seal the wax in? Seen different instructions on different sites. I havent got to that stage yet i just clayed the thing and put turtle wax on as a quick fix til I get a roundtuit. So that will probably be sometime never.
The routine should be clay bar (once or twice a year), this takes everything off - surface contaminants, old wax, oxidised paint etc. After claying the paint will look superb but will be completely unprotected.
You can then either wax the car or 'cleanse' the paint before waxing. I think cleansing is a bit over-rated personally, I would go straight for the wax.
There's no need to seal anything, adding more layers of wax over the year will deepen the shine. Your Turtle Wax will do the job just fine, Carnauba waxes will give a more mirror finish, but you'd need to get the turtle off first.....