Originally Posted by formulahawk
I did the claybar test when my car arrived and found claying wan't required. A simple test, take a clear sandwich bag, place it over your hand, gently run it over the surface of your car, if it feels perfectly smooth you do not need to clay.
However I live 100 miles from Oshawa. This is the first new car I didn't have to clay.
That's a good test...I recently learned it too.
Claying isn't always necessary on new cars as you intimated.
I did my Father's 'Benz, and the bar remained clean the entire time.