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Old 04-13-2002, 02:28 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I was looking up tips on waxing my car yesterday, and I heard some poeple saying you shouldn't wax a new car.

What do you think? is that true?

Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2002, 02:30 PM   #2
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I can't think of any reason why you shouldn't. Go for it.
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Old 04-13-2002, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thanks

Anyone else?

I just have an iching to go buy a power buffer and waana know if theres no point!
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Old 04-13-2002, 03:40 PM   #4
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Let the paint cure.
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Old 04-13-2002, 03:47 PM   #5
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Just because the car is new doesn't mean the paint is. It could have been painted months ago, plenty of time to cure. There is no reason you can't wax it.

I'm kind of curious about your power buffer comment. When I use to detail cars I saw many, MANY wrecked paint jobs because people thought they could buff their own car.

Just hand wax it. I suggest using Zaino Brothers products if you haven't already.

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Old 04-13-2002, 03:49 PM   #6
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I don't see a reason why you shouldn't, but usually new cars shine for a while off the lot. I haven't waxed mine yet, but when I do it will be with Zaino Bros
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Old 04-13-2002, 04:11 PM   #7
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Power buffer, uh if your not sure exactly how to do it, NO

Low speed wax applicator, YES!! very nice cuts waxing time in half!
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Old 04-13-2002, 05:25 PM   #8
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i washed my car 6 days after i got her. i brought her back to the dealer to get my wing installed and they didnt wash her for me so i had to.
just as well, their wax job was lousy!!!
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Old 04-13-2002, 06:58 PM   #9
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Your car came from Japan...then it sat somewhere for god knows how long...look at the little tab with your production date. 3 mo. sounds good to me for hardening depending on the type of paint. I'm sure your fine.

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Old 04-13-2002, 09:02 PM   #10
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What's a "power buffer" ? I have seen things like random orbital devices that I would like to try, especially for those McGuire's 3-step jobs (those are hell). Is there any "howto" anywhere that gives pointers on ho wto correctly use one, or is it a common sense kind of thing- i.e. don't run it on one spot for over a second, keep it moving, don't apply pressure, etc.
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Old 04-13-2002, 09:07 PM   #11
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What's a "power buffer" ? I have seen things like random orbital devices that I would like to try, especially for those McGuire's 3-step jobs (those are hell). Is there any "howto" anywhere that gives pointers on ho wto correctly use one, or is it a common sense kind of thing- i.e. don't run it on one spot for over a second, keep it moving, don't apply pressure, etc.
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Old 04-13-2002, 09:12 PM   #12
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What's a "power buffer" ? I have seen things like random orbital devices that I would like to try, especially for those McGuire's 3-step jobs (those are hell). Is there any "howto" anywhere that gives pointers on ho wto correctly use one, or is it a common sense kind of thing- i.e. don't run it on one spot for over a second, keep it moving, don't apply pressure, etc.
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Old 04-13-2002, 09:41 PM   #13
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Well I just waxed my car for the first time yesteday, and she's only 6 months old. There is nothing wrong with waxing a car that is new. I would say that after about three months, that the paint would be nice and cured. Although there really is no reason to wax a car that the water still beads on very nicely. One small tip that I learned recently is that with a dark colored vehicle, you want to wax in a horizontal, straight line on the vehicle. This helps prevent the dreaded swirl marks that you so often see with older vehicles. Also, I feel that doing it by hand you can be more precise with your movements, and don't run the risk of possibly damaging your paint because you buffed in one spot too long. I use Meguires products on my car, nothing else. There are a lot of really good products out there that you can find. Just do your homework if you really care about your car. I must say, after I was done with my car, the paint looked like it was liquid it was so beautiful. Sorry this is so long by the way....
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Old 04-14-2002, 05:14 AM   #14
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One small tip that I learned recently is that with a dark colored vehicle, you want to wax in a horizontal, straight line on the vehicle.
thanks for the tip about waxing in straight lines. ill give that a try next time.
i like using meguiar's too. cant wait until the next time i wash and wax my car.
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...look at the little tab with your production date.

WRX34 [/b][/quote]

I know this is a dumb question, but where is the produciton date noted? I thought I knew where it was, but i didn't see it.

Where am I missing it. I need more coffee.
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Old 04-14-2002, 04:26 PM   #16
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It wont hurt it just do it by hand forget the power buffer....

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I know this is a dumb question, but where is the produciton date noted? I thought I knew where it was, but i didn't see it.
it should be on the B pillar.
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Old 04-14-2002, 07:00 PM   #18
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it should be on the B pillar.
Thanks, I'll look for it tomorrow.
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Old 04-14-2002, 07:33 PM   #19
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You can absolutely wax your car when you get it. The time the car spends on the boat from Japan should be enough to ensure the paint is fully cured.

I waxed my car right after I got it, and it's been wonderful! Zaino is the best.

Now, if only New York could get out of its drought emergency so I could wash my car...

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