Freshly painted car... how to clean

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by moss, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. moss

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    Well my car was just repainted about a week and 1/2 ago... I ask the bodyshop guy how long to wait till I wax, he said about a month, but I can still polish/glaze... OK. Now here's my question, when I can finally wax, should I just fo glaze to wax or should I do swirl remover, glaze, wax?

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    You shouldn't need swirl remover or glaze if it's a brand new paint job. If it needs work, do it. If not, just wax.
     
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    If the body shop left any swirls in the paint, you will definitely want to remove them with a swirl remover and glaze prior to waxing. In addition, you can use a glaze like Meguiars #7 once a week until you can wax since it will offer some protection (not like a wax though) compared to bare paint. After 4 weeks of polishing, you can just wax when it is time.
     
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    Is it safe for your paint to use the polish once a week? Also, should a body shop leave swirls in the paint on a brand new paint job?
     
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    1. Yes

    2. No, a body shop shouldn't leave swirls in the paint, but they do. I detailed a BMW 740i that was repaired and repainted at a BMW dealer and the idiot who buffed the car after painting used a wool pad and left it at that. No follow up with a swirl remover and foam pad and glaze and waffle pad like they are supposed to do. I honestly don't know why any dealership would allow a car that swirled to even be seen by the customer, but they did. I also e-mailed a thank-you to them for doing such shitty work that I was the one to correct their mistakes and get paid for it. No response so far.... :rolleyes:
     
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    :rofl: That's funny as hell. If I were the BMW owner, I would have submitted that bill right to the BMW dealer.

    How much did you charge for that job?
     

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