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Advice on first detailing with re-sprayed A3

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    Hi all,

    I'm new to this detailing world and would like some advice please.
    I have just had my black A3 re-sprayed, and would like to get into a habit of keeping it clean and protected.

    I have the following at my disposal:
    Meguiars Ultimate Wash & Wax Shampoo
    Meguiars Ultimate Liquid Wax
    Meguiars Endurance Tyre Dressing
    (All from Meguiars starter pack)

    Plus
    Pressure Washer
    2 Buckets with Grit Guards
    Couple of Lambswool Wash Mitts
    Couple of microfibre cloths
    Microfibre wax applicator pad

    I know there's millions of different products to try and everyone has there personal preferences, but is the above enough to keep the paint work looking like new?

    Am I right in thinking I don't need to clay as it has just been re-sprayed?
    Looking at getting AG HD wax but budget is tight at the moment, so will get that next month.

    Anything I'm missing?

    Thanks
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    some people prefer the dodo juice waxes, you can by sample pots which will go over a medium sized car a fair few times. this way you can test what wax u prefer.
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    What you have is fine and I'm a big fan of not blowing the budget on new stuff unless you have to. :) What I would say is I believe you are supposed to leave freshly resprayed panels for something like 4-6 weeks before applying a wax or sealant. This is to allow the paint to finish curing which some people call "gassing" or "gassing out". Have a google or speak to wherever did the work for you and see what they say.
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    Thanks Scotty,

    Didn't know that, will pop down this weekend and ask them.
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    I'd suggest you buy a clay bar anyway - unless it was a complete trim/glass out respray then there will most likely be overspray on trim rubbers, glass etc.

    Don't clay the paintwork, for at least 6 weeks and I'd say leave it 10 to be safe

    You can make your own lube for the clay bar from car shampoo - dilute 1:25 with water ina spray bottle. Have a look at www.polishedbliss.co.uk for clay bars, but don't get carried away with your shopping cart !
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    Good idea, I'll do the Plastic Trims and Glass while I wait for the paint to cure.
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