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Old 06-09-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Washing/Waxing a New Car

Hey, I just got a 14' GT last week and would like to know if there is a recommended waiting period before washing or waxing the new paint? Thanks.
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Just wait for the paint to fully cure. I'm sure it's already fully cured though. Maybe give it 2 weeks to be safe.
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Your paint was baked on at 500*, it was fully cured an hour after it was painted.
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I brought mine home from the dealer and washed it and put a clay bar to it. It needed it. Then of course used a sealer.
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As soon as you can. Go clay bar it, then wax it with a high quality wax.
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Wash, dry, Clay bar, POLISH, then wax.
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Wash, dry, Clay bar, POLISH, then wax.
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I'm sure the paint is cures by the time the car leaves Detroit on the trailer. Because once the car arrives at the dealer, they usually do a wet sand and polish to remove any scratches from the transport. Or so I'm told. Just waxed mine again today.
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