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I want to make sure my 06 Prius has been clear-coated before I sign on the dotted line. Does Toyota automatically clear-coat their cars prior to delivery, or does a request have to be made to have it done?

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Yes, I'm serious. I had a 1999 Chrysler 300M and a 2002 300M Special. Both were clear-coated before delivery without having to ask. I've never owned a Toyota before.
 

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I think that you may be confusing terms here. Clear coat refers to a paint process wherein color is applied first, followed by clear paint, which helps to protect the color coat. Car dealers make a lot of money selling a what amounts to a wax job, which they claim means you will never have to wax the car again, or worry about bird droppings, sprinkler spots, etc. I don't believe in those products myself.
The answer to your question is that Toyota does use a clear coat paint process. It still needs occasional polishing and waxing, but the clear coat makes for a nice deep shine when finished. Interesting fact is, the color coat can be applied as a dull finish, no polishing or buffing, etc. Then the clear coat is applied, and Voila!, the finish is deep and glossy. I have seen this done in a body shop.
Good luck with your new car, and welcome to the forum.
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Roger V and Hyperion: Thanks for clarifying "clear coat" for me. Much appreciated. I always wax my car anyway. FYI: a really good wax is made by Zaino Bros. It's easy to apply, lasts a long time, and gives your car a "wet" look. You can't buy it in a store, but you can order it online. Awesome stuff!
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