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Old 04-18-2005, 02:24 AM   #1
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So i started to wax my car and i realized that i waxed IN a few dull spots on the hood. Being a brand new paint job this really bothered me. I used step 2 and three of the three step system (since it was new theres no reason to clean it) What is the best way to take all the wax (only on the trunk, roof and hood so far) that i just put on?

Would Dawn work? It wouldnt take off the clear coat would it?

This clearcoat is supposed to be "invincible" (its garunteed for life against fading or self-cracking) Thats why the guy said i could wax it even the day i took it home.

ive seen superb results with the Eagle One nano wax and i think thats what im going with but is there any reason not to?

Im getting my Chrome in the mail in the next two weeks (i hate special order) and i want the shine on my entire freshly painted car to be as shiny as the new chrome.
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i have always heard not to wax it for a LONG time after new paint... but if he said its ok..then i dunno...

best bet would be to ask him about whats up with it
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i have always heard not to wax it for a LONG time after new paint... but if he said its ok..then i dunno...

best bet would be to ask him about whats up with it
Even tho he said its OK it was still about 2.5 weeks before the first coat of wax went on.


If it cracks or screwes up because of the wax its his dealership thats paying for the repaint so i would think that he would give me the right idea.

He said the month is on old paint. The new paint is fully cured in much less time. Kinda like the hardener-less bondo they use. They bondo the car then drive it into a UV booth and the UV hardens it.
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I wouldn't touch a new painted car until AT LEAST 2 months. Wash her real gently during that time. NO WAX!


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I wouldn't touch a new painted car until AT LEAST 2 months. Wash her real gently during that time. NO WAX!


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I agree ,I was quoted atleast a month before waxing from the body shop,but I waited about 2 months.
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but but but the paint is soooo unprotected during those first months. Why would the DEALER tell me i could?


Ack i hate this division of people. The important person told me i COULD wax but just about everyone else in the world says dont.

I mean really tho. Paint cures under the clearcoat (since they spray the clear on while its still tacky) Why wont it cure under the wax? I mean ive already waxed part of the car... and nothing bad has happened...

I need a professional painter in here or someone that knows another dealer painter. Not to disredit any of you, but we're all just talking from what we hear from others.
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can you still "smell" the new paint ? if you can it is still curing. i have painted a few cars and know peple in the body repair business. wait 30 days to wax it. the wax is a sealer and will interfere with the curing process. i understand your concern with different viewpoints you got on this but brand new paint should NOT be waxed.
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