Question about detailing a car with a brand new paint job

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by XGaSpAcHo, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. XGaSpAcHo

    XGaSpAcHo New Member

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    I just got my car back from the body shop. Some dude backed into me and they had to repaint the hood, bumper, and front two fenders to match the paint. I really want to deatail it since I haven't done so in a while and the fall is coming up so I don't know if I'll ever get as nice a day as this again for a while. But I'm concerned about if it's ok to detail a car with a brand new paint job. I don't want to fuck anything up. :noes:
     
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    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    You can wash it, but you shouldn't put a sealant or wax on it for around 90 days. It just depends on what paint was used etc... Call the body shop that did the work and ask them what they recommend.
     
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    XGaSpAcHo New Member

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    90 days?! :eek3:

    fuck i was going to polish and wax the whole car before the fall. :mad:
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You can polish it all you want, just don't seal it until the bodyshop says it is okay. Most say wait 30-90 days. Call your shop to find out what they recommend.

    Pick up a quart of Meguiars #80, it polishes and leaves a new paint safe polymer protectant behind.
     
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    XGaSpAcHo New Member

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    that blows. looks like i can't wax it until some time in november which means it will probably be too cold out for me to do it. or is wax not the same thing as a sealant?
     
  6. SoySauciAl

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    well.. ask your paint guys first.. it could be 30 days or even less, considering its so hot nowadays. glaze is always an option. :)

    what kind of car is it btw?
     
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    You can still wax the rest of the car, then just hit up the new area when you can. :eek4:
     

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