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Old 06-30-2015, 10:03 PM   #1
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Paint Job cure time and first wash

alright guys I just got a fresh paint job on my 2000 v6. I want to wash it tomorrow and just want to be sure I don't do anything to ruin my finish. The car was sprayed in a booth and baked. Is there anything I need to know before I go ahead and wash it? Are there any soaps I should or shouldn't use?
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How much did the paint job cost you?
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I believe there is a waiting period for waxing a newly painted car.

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I was told that as long as quality paint is used you can do whatever you want as far as washing waxing goes although it may not be a bad idea to wait a few weeks. As far as washing I would think as long as you wash with car and don't use extreme pressure from the hose you should be fine.

Just as with washing any car car soap is better then dish soap because it doesn't take off the wax and is little more mild


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I use Mr. Pink super suds car soap from Chemical Guys and Meguiars car soaps are good as well. 👍

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I was told that as long as quality paint is used you can do whatever you want as far as washing waxing goes although it may not be a bad idea to wait a few weeks. As far as washing I would think as long as you wash with car and don't use extreme pressure from the hose you should be fine.

Just as with washing any car car soap is better then dish soap because it doesn't take off the wax and is little more mild


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sounds like good sense info to me too. I would wait a couple weeks before 1st wash and be gentle for 30 days.
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Thanks guys appreciated the info!!
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How much did the paint job cost you?
I second the question, I'm planning on having mine redone as well.


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I second the question, I'm planning on having mine redone as well.


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A decent quality paint job will run at least 5k plus. That's just a decent paint job for the size of our mustangs

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