waxing and washing

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dishsoap wash the truck, get rid of the old wax
clay the car
dishsoap wash again
ceramic coat
you're good for 3-5years
 
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dishsoap wash the truck, get rid of the old wax
clay the car
dishsoap wash again
ceramic coat
you're good for 3-5years
Not quite, actually quite far off base. Dish soap is not optimal. Clay, IPA (automotive alcohol) wipe down, buffing (at least one step), IPA again and then coat. Also, ceramic/graphene/metal oxide and off-roading do not mix. If you leave the payment, sealant and wax are the only way to go.

OP, wash with Optimum No-Rinse (wax or no wax). Clay. Seal (CarPro Reload or something similar) and then wax (Collinite 845 is king). In ideal conditions, protection would last 6 months at a time. I am an installer for IGL ceramic and SPS graphene/metal oxide coatings, so hit me up if you have any paint maintenance/protection questions.
 
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