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best way to protect paint

How does everyone protect the finish on their trucks? Im asking beacuse my 2012 F350 KR sits outside all day and night. (No Room in garage) What is the best way to keep the paint looking like new and prevent sun damage.

I try to wax it at-least once a month, I also applied a coat of Klasse Paint Sealer last month.
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All of my trucks (2010 Dodge, 2008 F-350, 2011 F-250) all sit outside and I just wax them once or twice a year after a good clay bar. That might even be extreme but we get a lot of contaminents in the paint here over the winter.



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Rejex...awesome product
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Rejex...awesome product
I use Rejex on all my vehicles. You cant beat it. Everything washes off
so easy.
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Yea I started using it on my boat and it worked wonders... It's easy to use and a small amount goes a long way.
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Without polishing in the mix, the best way is to start with a good hand wash. Depending on your paint condition, there are a few ways to prep for protection. The most popular is clay bar. If your paint is really contaminated you could first remove most of the iron with Iron X. There is also pads made that attach to random orbital polishers that remove contamination. Once re-rinsed and dried, you are ready for the protection. It is best to first use a nice paint sealant then carnauba wax. I am a big fan of the Backfire sealant for dark colored cars and Wolfgang on lighter colors. The wax is really personal preference and budget. Although you don't need to spend a lot to get a good one. Make sure to use ph neutral soaps in between sealant/wax. I would suggest this at least 2-3 times a year or until you notice the water is not beading well.

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