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Hello Everyone,

My Hellcat was painted at the factory around December 18th or 19th. Is it too early to start waxing the car? I can't get a definite answer! Some people say the paint was baked on at the factory and it should be good to go. Some people say you should wait 4 to 6 weeks. Any ideas?

Also, can someone suggest a good wax for a dark blue, Jazz Blue. There are some little scratches and swirls in the clear coat. I notice they have wax for black cars. Will that work on a dark blue car? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Hello Everyone,

My Hellcat was painted at the factory around December 18th or 19th. Is it too early to start waxing the car? I can't get a definite answer! Some people say the paint was baked on at the factory and it should be good to go. Some people say you should wait 4 to 6 weeks. Any ideas?

Also, can someone suggest a good wax for a dark blue, Jazz Blue. There are some little scratches and swirls in the clear coat. I notice they have wax for black cars. Will that work on a dark blue car? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

BKuz
This is where I get my wax, etc. I use the new car wax for clear coats the accelerator you add to the wax, the car wash soap, the spray detailer, the tire low shine and the towels the blonde to wash with and to wax and for the spray detailer. Also the bucket is good to keep your stuff in and then use for washing.
I have been using this stuff since 2005 just read everything about it you won't be disappointed. Click on it--Zaino Store
 

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Hello Everyone,

My Hellcat was painted at the factory around December 18th or 19th. Is it too early to start waxing the car? I can't get a definite answer! Some people say the paint was baked on at the factory and it should be good to go. Some people say you should wait 4 to 6 weeks. Any ideas?

Also, can someone suggest a good wax for a dark blue, Jazz Blue. There are some little scratches and swirls in the clear coat. I notice they have wax for black cars. Will that work on a dark blue car? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

BKuz
I used this as soon as I got my car. Built 12/22/2015 put this on 01/03/2015 looks great.
 

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Hello Everyone,

My Hellcat was painted at the factory around December 18th or 19th. Is it too early to start waxing the car? I can't get a definite answer! Some people say the paint was baked on at the factory and it should be good to go. Some people say you should wait 4 to 6 weeks. Any ideas?

Also, can someone suggest a good wax for a dark blue, Jazz Blue. There are some little scratches and swirls in the clear coat. I notice they have wax for black cars. Will that work on a dark blue car? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

BKuz
It isn't too early. I use polish and I just got Astro Shield and it works awesome! I wash my car so often I was worried about scratches in the clear coat so I wanted to be sure it was protected. I had the dealer add a protective coating inside and out and have polished my car once since then.:D
 

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First claybar! That really matters. ..No matter what the finish/paint looks like a good claybar will pull containments out of the paint. I would remove any wax the dealership might have put on then clay bar really carefully. Next step would be to polish the clear coat till you get the depth of shine you want. The next step if it was mine I would apply 2 coats of Re-Jex.The Viper owners love the stuff! No matter what you go with for the final coat read and research a few detailing sites. It's the best thing I ever did to truly understand how to take care of a special car like the Hell cat . I had a 2006 SRT 10 I kept looking new for 3 years but I had to first spend 50 hours to get all the haze and scratches out.
 

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This is where I get my wax, etc. I use the new car wax for clear coats the accelerator you add to the wax, the car wash soap, the spray detailer, the tire low shine and the towels the blonde to wash with and to wax and for the spray detailer. Also the bucket is good to keep your stuff in and then use for washing.
I have been using this stuff since 2005 just read everything about it you won't be disappointed. Click on it--Zaino Store
Zaino doesn't make wax. They make a great "polish" for your car's finish.
After you've used Zaino polish, you should put a coat of wax over the finish to protect it.
Prep and claybar process/products are covered in the link I posted above: http://www.hellcat.org/threads/waxing-your-car-for-the-first-time.2790/#post-62465
 

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I have used Klasse before. It is a lot of work but the car looks like a mirror when you are done. It comes with a cleaner and a high gloss sealer.

Klasse Car Care

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I know its polish I have been using it for 10 years I just used the term wax and you don't put wax over it when your done!
Yes, I'm sure you're right. I've only been using it for eight years, so you must be correct. :confused:

Polish is polish and provides no real protection. Wax is wax and protects the finish. When used together, they provide an awesome finish that's durable and slick. The terms aren't interchangeable.
 

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I have used Klasse before. It is a lot of work but the car looks like a mirror when you are done. It comes with a cleaner and a high gloss sealer.

Klasse Car Care

BKuz
Reminds me of the days (and I mean "days") that we "Simonized" our cars. Took all weekend to do Dad's '68 Ford with that stuff. Great finish, but a ton of work.
 
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Yes, I'm sure you're right. I've only been using it for eight years, so you must be correct. :confused:

Polish is polish and provides no real protection. Wax is wax and protects the finish. When used together, they provide an awesome finish that's durable and slick. The terms aren't interchangeable.
Dad reprimand your kids not me! I was giving the guy a recommendation to help, not have you chime in and correct me!
 
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