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      03-26-2012, 08:01 AM   #26
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Drives: 2009 335i E90
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC

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Originally Posted by jgrasty View Post
Yes, the paint will never be better than when it is new. Clay with new paint is a complete waste of time; there's nothing on the paint to remove.
There are all kinds of particles in the paint. I don't know if it's from transport or what. My last new (as in factory new) car was an 09 370z and when claying I could CLEARLY feel with my hand where I had clayed and not clayed. The clayed paint felt butter smooth and the non-clayed paint had very distinct stuff embedded in the brand new paint that I could feel. You can't see it, but you can feel it.

Of course, I drove it probably 200 miles home before making this evaluation...
2009 335i - Yay!!
2007 335i - Sold for deployment
2006 550i - Boat, traded in for 335i