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Definitely keep up on weekly washing. Although, I'd cut out the touch-less washes. I'd recommend going two weeks between hand washing vs. one week of a touch-less wash.

Klasse Glaze is actually Klasse Sealant Glaze. It's a true sealant. Not sure why they call it a glaze. If you are wanting to prep the paint, you would need to go with Klasse All-In-One Polish. This is a chemical polish that will clean the paint and leave a small amount of acrylic protection behind. NXT isn't a "cleaner/wax", but it does have a small amount of cleaners in it (not enough to be considered a cleaner/wax). That said, I'm not sure if there are enough cleaners in NXT to remove the little bit of protection that KAIO would leave behind. Even if it does though, KAIO should be used as a paint prep and not a paint protectant. Also, if you use KAIO there is absolutely no reason to use Meg's DC-1. Plus, DC-1 is a very basic consumer level product and Klasse is considered "boutique". My vote would be to ditch the DC-1.

So, I would recommend you do a full detail (wash, clay, KAIO, NXT) every 6 months. In between, just re-apply NXT when necessary or when you feel like it. If you feel like your paint needs more TLC, you could throw in the KAIO step at months 3 & 9.

If you want the ultimate in protection, I would check out Werkstatt Prime:Strong (bottom of page: http://www.werkstat.com/prime.php) followed by Werkstatt Acrylic Jett (http://www.werkstat.com/acrylic-jett.php). Werkstatt is kinda like the "new-age" Klasse. Apparently, Klasse products haven't been as good since the VOC laws were put into place a couple years back.

If you went with the Werkstatt twins, I would not recommend using NXT at any point. Since Werkstatt AJ is an acrylic sealant, you could top it with a nice carnauba wax. For that, I'd recommend looking into Clearkote Carnauba Moose Wax, Collinite 845 or 476, DP Max Wax, DoDo Juice, Wolfgang Fuzion, or P21S Carnauba Wax.

For maintenance waxes (something that is fast and easy to use after each wash) I'd recommend looking into Optimum Car Wax, Optimum Instant Detailer & Gloss Enhancer (not a wax, but really makes the paint pop), Duragloss AquaWax #951, or even Werkstatt Acrylic Glos or Carnauba Glos.

Ok, so that'll give ya some things to look into if you feel like it :)
 

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[quote author=kwsmithphoto link=topic=134256.msg2887926#msg2887926 date=1232824891]
Werkstat, eh? Looks like good stuff, it's all acrylic. How does this sound:

Prime:Strong, followed by multiple coats of Acrylic Jett, followed by a quality carnuba and ditch the NXT. Do that every three months, clay it every 6, and wax it every month as part of the routine I mentioned earlier. It sounds like the Jett can hold up to the commercial detergents for a few months. The car is street parked under some power cables, so I need the best protection possible (I'm really starting to hate birds).

BTW, Werkstat doesn't spec a curing time - can I just layer it up without waiting 24 hours each time? That would be awesome.
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That routine sounds pretty solid. As far as curing time, the closer to 24 hours you can wait, the better. You're allowing that coat to fully bond before adding an additional layer. If you can at least do 8 hours, I think you'll be good.

For your carnauba wax, I'd go with Clearkote Carnauba Wax. Check out the link below. Find the threads started by "Scottwax" and look through his before/afters. He uses a LOT of Carnauba Wax. You'll find that it has very good protection and looks fantastic.
 

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Yeah, a link would help! http://www.autopia.org/forum/pro-details-before-after/

I spaced it on that one...hehe! Again, look for threads started by "Scottwax".

Anyway, sorry to hear about the wife's Lexus. I would suggest picking up some Meguiar's Ultimate Compound. This is a new product for 2009 and is supposed to be their most aggressive consumer-line product. Since it is a new 2009 product, it may not be in stores yet, but keep your eye out for it.

http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28334
http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28407
http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29995
http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28360
 

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First off, I'm glad to hear you are so happy with Werkstatt! I'm sure it looks great. Second, you don't have to top it with a wax. Typically, sealants don't give the deep, wet look of a carnauba. So, people that want protection + the look of carnauba use both a sealant and then a carnauba. But, if you like the look of what you're using, don't feel like you have to top it.

Got any pics of the finished work?
 

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Hmm...I would hit the whole car with a clean MF towel and some quick detailer to provide lubrication between your towel and the paint. That'll remove any contaminants that have fallen on the vehicle, as well as remove the "excess" Prime residue off. From there, I'd just start apply AJ. I don't think there's a need to wash the vehicle as long as you're doing a thorough job of wiping it down with a quick detailer and MF towel.

Good luck w/it! Let me know how it turns out.
 

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Anytime you're working on the paint whether it's washing, claying, polishing, waxing, etc. you should try to work in the shade. Yeah I know some products boast "you can use it in direct sunlight", but that's not a best practice. Products work best on a cool surface, which means out of direct sun. That said, I think you'll be fine, especially if you're going to apply more.
 
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