HOW-TO PREP YOUR PAINT
THE FOUNDATION OF PERFECTION

Prepping reveals completely clean, bare paint and protects delicate surfaces guaranteeing the best possible results with subsequent steps. Things like above-surface contaminants and old wax or sealant residue can drastically effect results in paint correction or future wax or sealant application. Performing a few quick prep steps will assure full performance from products used later and reduce clean up time.

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RICHARD'S TOP PREP TIPS
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1

When using Paint Cleaning Clay move in short passes and use a cross hatch pattern for uniform, thorough results.

2

Always clay from the top down, cleaning the most contaminated surfaces last.

3

Tear your Paint Cleaning Clay bar into 2 or 3 pieces and use one at a time to prolong the life of your clay.

4

When using Paint Cleaning Clay don't be worried about spending time drying the Speed Shine® to a streak free finish on every panel. If you're going to be prepping the paint, correcting or waxing later this will remove any streaks left behind.

5

Tape, tape, tape. Taping off trim and delicate surfaces will keep them protected and save time in the long run preventing tedious clean up at the end of the job.

6

Use Paint Prep to strip the surface if you are unsure what type of protectant was used in the past.

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prep
Clay is safe for all paint. To use,
just remove the clay from the
wrapper, spray the paint's surface
with Speed Shine (acts as a
lubricating fluid), and rub the clay
back and forth until there is no drag.

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