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Hi guys,

Just purchased a black 09 ml350 that is not clear coated.
Any suggenstions on cleaning and waxing this car would be helpful.
Should I use a light rubbing compound before waxing?
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Hi guys,

Just purchased a black 09 ml350 that is not clear coated.
Any suggenstions on cleaning and waxing this car would be helpful.
Should I use a light rubbing compound before waxing?
Unless your ML was repainted it is clear coated.

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Or the previous owner waxed the car too often, he waxed away the clear coat.
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Wash your ml350 weekly, more frequently if the paint has been exposed to harsh(clear coat damaged) conditions like salty roads or dust. Washing keeps contaminants off the clear coat, which will protect it from breaking down. Use soft, gentle soaps, brushes and cloths to avoid scratches.
Avoid holding high-pressure water sprayers near your vehicle. The spray can damage the clear coat, which can eventually make it peel away.
Wax your vehicle at least every three months. Use soft cloths or sponges to apply a good-quality vehicle wax. Follow manufacturer's directions.
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As stated above, it should have a clear coat.

Before you wax it, use a clay bar on the car. After that, buff the car, then wax. It will feel and look like new then.
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