paint care for new paint?

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  1. biawokauns

    biawokauns New Member

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    I will have my car back shortly, it was sprayed a month ago and baked. What steps should I take to ensure the paint remains in good health? I have an entire suite of detailing products that I used on the car before it was resprayed
     
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    A proper washing procedure, punctual contaminant removal and scheduled wax or sealant are the best methods of preventative maintenance.
     
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    no real need to polish eh? unless the paint requires it?
     
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    Polish or clay as needed. The detailing EDU has 95% of the information you need.
     
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    yeah, I've read it and already have been detailing my car for a while. I'm just wondering if it's any different for new paint
     
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    depending on what products the shop used to paint the car, ask them what the cure time is. Since the paint is new im assuming the whole car, after the car is cured good idea to clay and seal the paint, don't think polishing would be necessary at that time.
     
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    Agreed. About the only polishing I'd do unless you specifically see defects that need correction is a pass with Ultrafina before sealing/waxing.
     
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    it's all BASF paint, it was baked in the paint booth for like 12 hours. i'm sure they'll wetsand the car, then polish it out. not sure if they will seal/wax it, I will ask
     
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    DO NOT wax the car after you get it. Im not sure about the specifics behind a sealant, but even if a car is baked the paint will not dry for weeks if not months after. I would ask the paint shop for recommendations on the particular paint you got.
     
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    :werd: The OP made it sound like the car was painted a while ago and he already had it back.... inaccurate information leads to inaccurate replies!
     
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    If the car was sprayed a month ago and baked, unless you smell a new paint smell when the car is left overnight in a garage, the paint is fully cured.
     
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    true true...once all the solvents evaporate, its done
     
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    The question becomes if it were sprayed a month ago, why is it just now getting color sanded/buffed? That's usually done within a few days of a fresh paint job....
     
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    doesnt always have to be....it just gets harder to work with the longer you wait
     
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    because we are still working on it
     

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