Wax on new paint?

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  1. SteveLose

    SteveLose Gold Member

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    Is there a waiting time on new paint before you should wax it?
     
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  3. SteveLose

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    Cool, good find dragon.
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Thanks Dragon

    Thanks for posting this topic Steve, here is a copy paste clean cut easy to read here


    When to Wax a New Car
    There are many myths regarding new car care that deal with when to wax a new car. There are theories that have evidence for both sides of the argument. However, with changes to the paint process by automotive manufacturers, the myth has been busted. You can now wax your car once you roll it off the showroom floor. The fact is, when you buy the car, it has already had a wax job, so that disproves it right there, as you can clearly wax a new car. To keep your car in great shape, many experts recommend three wax jobs per year. If you look inside your car, you can check out when it was actually made, and chances are, it was about three months before you bought it. That is only if you buy it once the manufacturer got the car. If it was sitting for a while, it could have been many more months since the last waxing. The reason you can wax cars right away now is due to the rigorous temperatures that they go through during the pain process. They are literally "cooked" in special oven-like devices that cure the paint. The paint is fully cured by the time it is in your hands, and this means it can then be waxed. It is recommended to wax your car pretty soon after you get it because it will protect it even more. It will also allow you to find if there are any problems with the paint on your car. Car detailing is an important step to car maintenance.
     
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    Three months,, mine will be a month old when I get it,,, it's like a new born
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    There was a really good discussion on this early on in the forum. I will try to find it. I went out and bought a clay bar and polish based on that discussion. There are a lot of minerals and things on the paint after train travel and there are tips for detailing it. I will find it and add the link.:)
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks Tammie, I just ordered a Zaino show detail kit and clay bar thanks to a link provided by ChallengerDad. I'm getting Pitch Black so a great detailer is essential.
     
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    For all of you getting cars from trains,.a really good detail is a must....I watched a scat pack video of one that came off a train in north Carolina,, the car was covered in rail dust...the rust color looking crap...Really really need a good high pressure washer to remove it.
     
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    All set. Now I just need the Cat!
    IMG_4323.jpg
     
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    sweet!! You are just as bad as me. I have all my detail materials too and everything ready to get my baby all set up right!!! :)
     
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    You're going to love those products! Great choices! :cool:
     
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    My dealer has clay bared and sealed everyone of my vehicles as soon as they come in.
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I will probably take mine to a guy I know who does professional car detailing
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    As with my 08 Challenger, I will have my car polished, waxed and sealed the week I get her home.
     

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