I purchased a brand new Atlas last month and was taking it on a road trip 2 days later. I wanted to clean it and do some basic wax prior to a 2000 mile road trip, so here is what I did. My question is now what next steps should I take? Should I remove the wax, should I polish then add the wax again, should I claybar, polish then wax?
- day one,wash, clay bar
- day two, quick wash to touch up what I missed (at night)
- 2 coats of Meguiars Hybrid Ceramic Liquid Wax, added by hand. Luckily I had my wife and daughter help me.
- Rain-X the windshield
- Day three, road trip. Thunderstorms every day, wax looked great as water beaded up. Rain-X worked well, never had to use the wipers
now do I claybar, polish, ceramic wax again, or anything else? Is it good enough
- What will the benefit be if i polish, then ceramic wax? Am I missing something or not following a step in which I’m doing it all wrong? I’m clearly no professional, nor do I want this to be a long process. I’d like to spend no more than 4 hours total on the entire process, roughly once per quarter. I live in Las Vegas and it’s about 105 for the next month.