Jump to content

When can you wax?


Recommended Posts

My new truck has a July 2021 build date, so  at best it’s a few weeks old. Having said that, how long should I wait before I wax it. I may be a little old school, as I thought you needed a good 60 days to let the paint cure. Any suggestions . 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

59 minutes ago, Bamacommander said:

My new truck has a July 2021 build date, so  at best it’s a few weeks old. Having said that, how long should I wait before I wax it. I may be a little old school, as I thought you needed a good 60 days to let the paint cure. Any suggestions . 

My wife’s car is 11 years old and still looks new. It’s out all day in Texas heat. Recently she scratched her bumper. While at the body shop she asked about waxing and buffing for protection. We figured a couple hundred bucks worth of detailing. They told her leave it alone. It’s obviously well protected. The most I do besides going through a car wash on a monthly plan 2-3 times a week is spray wax. My newest vehicle is 6 years old. All look like new. Even my two 20 year old vehicles.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I painted for a living for quite a few years. The paint is a water based product. Oil base and 2 part epoxy would dry in 24 hours in my experience.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

the paint is baked on in the factory and is as cured as it will ever get, wax it day one you are fine.

 

if you have had paint repairs at a dealer or auto body shop then those need to wait a while before wax 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Absolutely not...Grump... no one is "ceramic coating" out of the stealership without a nice markup

Two part paint is a base and clear

Edited by Rob Mugs
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The painting process at the assembly plants and the type of paint used no longer requires any waiting.  Its 2-stge paint (base coat+clear coat) so you are not waxing the paint per se, you are waxing the clear coat finish.

 

Ps - Anything applied by the dealer is suspect because they often employee inexperienced detail persons to perform these tasks, entry level jobs.  You are better off taking it to Auto Armor or Ziebart than letting some summer help at the dealer touch your paint.

Edited by elcamino
typo
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, Rob Mugs said:

Absolutely not...Grump... no one is "ceramic coating" out of the stealership without a nice markup

Two part paint is a base and clear

 

Easy Rob. I wasn't saying they do it for free. I said the dealership will ceramic coat a new paint job. (If you pay them)

:)

 

Then added the paint was a two pack (colour/clear) and he would be fine.

 

Whew!!

 

 

Edited by Grumpy Bear
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.