Wash and Wax?

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  1. Hellcathopefull

    Hellcathopefull Hellcat Member

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    How soon and often do you guys wax your car?

    Jason
     
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    Once a week wash n wax.
    Dawn liquid soap always and Butter Wax.
    If Dawn can clean Oil off a endangered Species Bird it can Clean my HC !!!
     
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    you can't wax the car right out of the factory, the paint is completely cured off the factory floor. no need to wait.
     
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    Rham Senior Hellcat Member Hellcat Car Club

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    How long does it takes to fully cure once it leaves the factory?
     
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    HellScoot Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    I posted a thread like this not long ago. There was some debate about it but the same comment was made that the paint is cured leaving the factory and some did not think so and said to wait 30 days or so after your build date. Its up to you, but I am taking mine Monday for a detail off the showroom floor, not letting the dealer do it. What color is yours?
     
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    I have a Phantom Black. I'm a big fan of Chemical Guys as well as black vehicles... Just purchased the black wax kit, going to wax the wife's SUV this weekend, was going to do the car next. Wasn't sure if it was too soon or not.

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    I was once told if you put gasoline on a towel and rub it on the car oh so slightly, it would make the car have the best shine ever... Yes, even brighter than the dishwashing soap... Should give it a try.

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    HellScoot Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Jason- Dish-washing soap like Dawn will just strip any wax you have off the car. I would not even think to use gasoline! Butterwax I have heard of but never tried it. Neither have I tried the Chemical Guys product. Generally if you are just doing a wash that is one step but use a two or three bucket method. Next step is to clay or another product that accomplishes the same thing. Then machine polish is the steps depending on paint condition for correction. Then there is paint sealant. Most quality products are using a nano/ceramic product and this is where the gloss really pops. Then a quality nano wax. If you like doing all these steps and have several hours to work on the car this will generally yield the best results. If you don't want to do this that often consider a coating. The main three are Opti-coat, C-quartz Professional, and Modesta. I am sure there are others. Google this and you will see what I am talking about. In any case, most importantly have fun with the Hellcat!
     
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    Trust me I would never consider dish washing soap nor gasoline to wash a vehicle....... That was strait sarcasm.... As I picked up the sarcasm in White Trash's post...

    But thank you for the input.

    Jason
     
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    Kind of figured, but I wasn't sure.
     
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    SC DETAILEL Senior Hellcat Member

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    You shouldn't have to wait once you get the car to wax it. I would also not clean the car with Dawn detergent either. It is made to clean dishes and there are many much better options on the market specifically for your vehicle. Once you have it protected, a dedicated soap will clean better and help prolong the protection.

    HUMP
     

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