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Old 08-12-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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Waxxing new car?

Does anyone recommend waxxing a newly purchased car immediately? If so, is there a good auto store in vancouver that can do it or a tutorial somewhere? Thanks
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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why would you wax a new car? I can't think of a reason you should do that. Unless you are talking about newly purchased used car, then it's different.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:40 PM   #3
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There are always some containments that are leftover from the transport of the vehicle [e.g. raildust ,etc.]

I believe that RS member Ken? has his own shop out at Maple Ridge http://www.autowerkesexclusivestore.ca/

Brendan @ Project Detail located in Vancouver is also a good one ProjectDetail - Vancouver's Premier Automotive Detailing Service

You can also try PMing Lee the Detailer : I believe he might be mobile as his different detail photo sets tend to have different "backdrops" http://www.revscene.net/forums/65679...tailing-2.html

Lastly, tutorials are all over the place on the web - I believe Mothers/Meguiars has pretty good video tutorials on youtube
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I think it's unnecessary for most people. Of course it's never a bad idea to put down 7 new layers of zaino, it might be overkill on a new car.
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If there was damage at the dealership before you took the delivery then you shouldn't wax the car within the first few months (to let the paint breathe) keep in mind no dealership is going to tell you that your car was damaged before delivery.

However, after this it doesn't matter if it's a new or old car, always keep it sealed + waxed if you want to get the most out of your paint.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:37 AM   #6
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Wax it if you have a reason like if there's dried up wax or the dealer left swirls mark but if there's no issues just leave the paint alone for a month or two. You'll end doing more damage than good if you have no clue about waxing.
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If you buy a "brand new car" chances are it has been "detailed" just prior to you picking up your vehicle. Therefore it has wax on it already.

Most cars come with shipping wax on the car from manufacturer.
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Most new cars have poor paint jobs and waxes from the factory. Spend the money and get someone to do a full detail. It will be worth it in the long-run.
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Car was painted probably 8 weeks prior to purchasing, paint doesn't need to breathe. All new cars get baked soo much
Now in the line that it's good to go.

Aftermarket paint from body shops need a month to breathe.


Wax alll you want, the more the better! Don't be scared your not gunna scratch your car it's just wax!
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #10
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rule of thumb is not wax new paint for 3 months. This is usually for body shops, so I am not sure about factory new paint.

Waxing by hand is easy.

I recommend picking up some Autoglym HD wax from canadian tire. Excellent wax for an off the shelf product. Sometimes you can catch it on sale too.

watch this small tutorial. good luck!

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