do i need to do anything to my car right after it gets painted?

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  1. MP

    MP New Member

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    The auto body place suggest I keep it in the garage for at least one night preferrably with a space heater in there to let the paint cure or something but is there anything else i should do?

    do i need to put a coat of wax on it fast or buff it or anything? I've read everything from wetsanding it w/ 1500 - 2000 grit paper and buffing it to putting on some coats of wax.

    what the dilla!!!!
     
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    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    You don't want to wax it till the paint has fully cured.
     
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    yeah I knew that. If it came down to that I was planning on waiting a week before waxing it unless someone else had some better suggestions on what I need to do after it gets painted :)
     
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    Actaully, wait about 90 days until you first wax. It takes that long to fully cure. You can still polish or clay, though.
     
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    hmmm, cool :)
     
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    Check with the body shop how long they advice you to wait on waxing. It can be from 30-90 days. I'd use a light hand polish and quick detailer once a week until it is time to wax. Make sure you use a body shop safe polish so you don't seal the paint before it is cured.
     
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    aye aye captain!
     
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    do the 90-day period apply for new cars too?

    edit: counting from build date.
     
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    3M has a glaze of some sort for this.(apply once a week or something until its cured) I don't know, you'd want to talk to the bodyshop just in case.
     
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    No, new cars can be waxed right away. I believe it has something to do with the temp. the paint is applied at.
     
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    It could be that but it's probably that between the paint application and delivery by the dealer or customer a few weeks+ has passed. ;)
     
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    It is the temperature the paint is baked at. Since at the factory, they paint the body before everything is attached to it, they can bake it at 550 degrees. Body shops can't do that since they would have to remove all rubber (including tires), plastics, interior, etc, so they bake at about 160 degrees.
     

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