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Detailing noob - What is the best order to polish, clay and wax?

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    Morning everyone!

    I'm planning on giving my 8L S3 a little fettle today, and I was wondering what the best order to do things is...

    Is it best to - Wash, dry, polish, clay with detailing spray, then wax...

    Or - Wash, dry, clay with detailing spray, then polish and wax after?

    I use all Meguiars stuff, always have so it's the ultimate polish, ultimate quik detailer, tech wax 2 an even the clay bar and car shampoo lol

    Any help would be appreciated :)

    Ben
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    Ok cheers... But what is the 2 bucket method? Lol
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    2 buckets, one with you car wash in it the other with nothing but clean water. Wash the car thoroughly with a jet wash the more grit, dust ect you can get off the better for obvious reasons.

    Using a lambs wool mitt wash one panel at a time, rince the mitt in the clean water so any dirt goes in there and not in your bucket with the car wash.
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    Ahhhhh that makes sense, cheers for your help mate :) I'll get to halfrauds later and get one of those sheeps wool mits, I've seen them in there before :)

    Ben
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    2 bucket method seems clever, never done that before :)
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    The pointless thing is though, with that... Mines already covered in spider web scratches haha
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    wait till you see the **** collected in your second bucket, you will be amazed
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    Using this method helps to prevent it from becoming swirled even further....
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