how do i take care of new paint?

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  1. ba105

    ba105 New Member

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    i bought myself a black truck last weekend and id to shine it up/wash it this weekend as the forecast is fo a beautiful day.

    where do i start with a factory finish?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Have you read the stickies?

    Clay and polish as needed, then wax or seal.
     
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    yes i have the stickies, do they apply to all paint?

    i cant imagine i need to do a 1000 step clay bar, polish wax and seal on a 2 day old vehicle. i jsut wait to maintain the shine :hs:
     
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    thegoodson This morning she made me eat her hair pie.

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    2 day old vehicle has lots of garbage on the paint you cant see. clay first, then do what you want.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Trust me, even brand new paint isn't perfect. Not to mention when it is the dealer's possession they don't take proper care washing it.
     
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    :werd: I wish I could find my pics of the Escalade in my AV when we first got it, looked like they had let a school kid come in and detail it on take your kid ot work day or something!
     
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    alrighty. but with time... is this fairly easy?
    i mean... can i permanently fuck anything up? :hsd:
     
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    you can, but if you do a simple clay, polish, seal/wax, you shouldn't have any problems.

    and new car paint is sometimes the worst. My buddy bought a brand new yellow monte carlo and when the dealer finished detailing it, you could see the swirls of dirt where they used a rotary to "clean" it up. I had a bitch of a time fixing it, and this was waaaaaaay before my days on OT or me even having a clue about a PC.
     
  11. Buck-O

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    I dare ba105 to post without useing a happysad smiley.


    Just read the stickies, learn, and dont be such a typical pussy canadian.

    3 steps at max, and you should be golden.

    Clay, S100 SEPC, and S100 carnuba wax, and your set. ITs really not that hard.
     
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    i never found a "S100 SEPC" polish product, just the s100 wax mentioned in the stkickes






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    so prior to washing am i assumed to rinse/power wash most of the dirt off?
     
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    S100 SEPC = Shine Enhancing Paint Cleaner

    Its avliable in a taller cylidrical bottle with teh S100 at most Hardly Ableson shops.
     
  15. Buck-O

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    Yes, rince off as much of the surface dirt as possible, then move onto washing. Then dry theroughly before moving onto polishing and waxing.
     
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    thanks alot :)

    ill try for tomorrow morning
     
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    Be sure to take pics and show us the results. Also, feel the paint after washing, after claying, and after polishing to see if you can feel the difference that each step makes. Then you'll be hooked. :cool:
     

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