Originally Posted by coolman
What is it with everyone on here using clay bar on a new car. Doesn't make any sense to me. Although my car doesn't sit out, but the more you rub, wash ,dry and wax the quicker you wear out the paint.
The car can pick up "rail dust", as well as contaminants in transit from factory to dealership.
Also, if the car has sat outside, exposed to the elements for any length of time, there will be surface contaminants.
Its not a necessary step, but it does make a difference.
As for any "wear", if done properly, this isn't an issue.