Previous posts on the matter are geared towards new RRs. Any tips and advice on washing and waxing a classic? I just learned what a clay bar is/does....
It's a painted luxury vehicle with collector appeal, not a stainless steel DeLorean and actually it is essentially the Rolls Royce of SUVs in all ways.It's a Range Rover for chrissakes, not a Rolls Royce, it's supposed to be dirty......
yes, I really agree to this as well.It NEEDS to be regularly washed and waxed, otherwise the sun and contaminants destroy the clearcoat and paint
Interesting comment as a major, respected car care product manufacture doesn't have quite the same position:If you use a clay bar you should always polish afterwards
It would appear that there is varying advice out there. Just a quick google search and these are from the first 3 I looked at:Interesting comment as a major, respected car care product manufacture doesn't have quite the same position:
"Most folks figure polishing is all that is needed to remove the roughness you can feel with your fingertips and clean the paint to get it ready for waxing, but polishing is unnecessary unless you are removing a scratch. You may only need to clean the paint to get it ready for waxing."
Of course if your paint does have scratches from off-roading or whatnot, yes, polishing would be in order.
But not necessary for just waxing.
By the way, are you following my posts?
Yeah, I've seen other folks say the same on the light scratches.I find that claying tends to leave light scratches that polishing then removes.