batsai Posted February 13 Share Posted February 13 Hello! Another long time lurker here. I've used Optimum products for years to take care of my cars. Just a quick question... Due to a sizable hole in my head (or likely the excellent trade in value on my current car and finding a dealer that will sell me a car at MSRP 🤞🏻) I will hopefully be taking into my possession soon a new Toyota Corolla XLE Hybrid in the new Underground color. My question is... What steps should I do for my first wash? I would assume, wash with ONR, clay and wax, Opti-Seal but... I've never done any kind of paint correction, not owning a DA. I have used compounds before to buff out minor scratches with a microfiber cloth, but what would y'all recommend I do to the car once I get it into my possession and in what order? (That is assuming that I don't die in a knife-battle with the car sales person in the parking lot...) For hand application, I was thinking about GPS after washing, claying, and drying, but... again, feeling rather like a noob here... I was at another dealer previously (having called many and visited a few) and when I heard a salesman tell a service guy "Hey, that new Camry is all dirty, give it a good spray wax, will you?" I felt like a piece of my soul died inside... I presume the car will have been through the dealer's carwash, or spray waxed when dirty. That being said, my expectations are NOT perfection. This car is going to be a daily driver- 15 minute commute to work, occasional 6-7 hour drives... I am ok with shiny scratches, but again, wanted to get the opinion of people who know a lot more than I do and get this new car off to a good start. Thanks all! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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