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Old 05-31-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Brand new car, when to wax?

Bought the car 2 days ago with 11 miles on it. It has over 100 now but it's still obviously new. How soon do I need to get a coat of wax on there and should I clay/polish/wax or just put a protective wax on it? The paint is as smooth as glass and I want to keep it that way, my other cars don't have paint this nice and I work hard on them.


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Old 05-31-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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You need to clay it, and then probably a mild polish, then seal and wax.
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You need to clay it, and then probably a mild polish, then seal and wax.
This clay bar thing is new to me - what does it do? and where can I get one? lol
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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I'll do it this weekend. It should go pretty quick, the last car I did it to was a Taurus and before that was a mustang. This one should be no problem.
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Yes, detail it right away as the new paint is cured before the car leaves the plant. Using clay on its own is fine, but using Iron-X before the clay will help remove the metal contamination that you don't see but is there! Check it out.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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Just finished claying and waxing our April built '12 and I couldn't believe the difference and a lot of crap came off the paint and removed all traces of water spots. We have 500 miles on it.

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Looks awesome. I heard that the line Liquid Glass puts out is very good. Going to order it from Amazon.com.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:09 PM   #8
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Mine is may built and it's silver. I've never found a combination of products that could give me the shine I want out of silver but I keep buying silver cars. This is a different paint code than my others so I'm hoping I can get a good look out of it. I will invest in some new detailing supplies though.
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Posted via FF Mobile As soon as possible. Idk about the foci or other cars for that matter, but my parents just got a 2012 Sonata. Theyve only had it for 3 weeks, but after waxing my car I felt up the Sonata, lol, and my hand didnt glide like it had good wax on it. Do new cars even come with wax like we put on?
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No. At worst new cars come with whatever the dealer applies. At best they are completely bare and ready for us!
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