i actually clayed my car today with the Mothers clay kit. man i didn't expect spending 5.5hrs...the claying took quite a while cuz i clayed every inch of the car. but luckily it's only a twice a year thing. i used Meguiar's step 1 cleaner, then step 2 polish, then the wax included in the kit. i gotta reduce a step here cuz i don't have that much time. would Meguiar's Scratch X followed by their Cleaner Wax or Gold Class Wax be sufficient? who's tried the Zymol Cleaner Wax? i think it's 1 of those all-in-ones that covers swirls and scratches and polishes too...that'd really save me a lot of time.Bebber said:IMHO, NuFinish is a waste of money and a classic example of unsubstantiable claims by car polish manufacturers. Try it for yourself and see if it lasts a year as claimed. Better yet, try and see if it even lasts longer than a month. All the while, it does absolutely nothing for the car's shine and depth of color.
I'd still say either use a top quality wax(Meguiars, Zymol, Pinnacle) or a top quality synthetic(Zaino, Blackfire, Klasse).
Doing as hattophile suggests and claying the car first is a very good idea. Pick up a bar of Mother's Clay; it works a lot better than the Meguiar's Clay.