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Old 01-11-2009, 10:36 AM   #11
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If your car has just been painted, don't use wax! You cannot wax new paint on anything for 3 months.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:22 AM   #12
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thanx ski...yeah i can't wax it until february, but I gurantee it will be too freakin' cold to do anything....I'm just gonna wait until a really nice early spring day and make a day of getting the paint in swirless shape...spary car wash till then...and when it hit's 60 a hand wash...But man I hate washing the car...shamois dry and see those swirls...somebody once toldy me patience is a virtue...they don't have the swirls I have after over 3K spent at a butt munch body shop...
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Do you guys recommend it in this order:

Claybar
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cleaner wax
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  1. Clay bar
  2. compound
  3. polish.glaze
  4. polish/glaze again
  5. wax
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:59 PM   #15
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  1. Clay bar
  2. compound
  3. polish.glaze
  4. polish/glaze again
  5. wax
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:43 PM   #16
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Yea Shamrock SVT is right on the whole 3 months thing about not waxing if you have just had a panel painted. Good catch that I left that out. Swirls are super super annoying. We once made a mistake to have a dealer fix the paint on our truck. They put a scratch on the fender, and they said they would fix it for free. I spent a weekend getting the swirls out of one damn fender. It totally sucked but it was good practice ;)
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:38 PM   #17
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Also may want to give Meguires #2 fine cut cleaner a try.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:16 AM   #18
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i waxed my car 3 days after i painted my own car cut it and glazed it i have been painting cars for 2 1/2 years now and i have never had a problem with waxing a car after i cut and polish. a glaze will not seal a paint job it will fade and look like shitz. i use maguires gold class to protect and seal the job.
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for black paint id check out what 3m has. i used to detail and 3m had a compound that worked wonderfully and wasnt even gritty. and everytime you wash your black car you should use final finish iff you can find any
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