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Old 10-14-2002, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default When can or should wax my new WRX

I thought I remember that one is suppose to let a new cars paint age a bit before waxing it.

Anyone have a definite answer on when to do that first wax job ....
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Old 10-14-2002, 01:40 AM   #2
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wait approx 60-90 days for the paint to cure, not sure how long your car was sitting but typically with honda's they have already sat long enough to be waxed by the time they are sold

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Old 10-14-2002, 03:27 AM   #3
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Yeah, I didn't wax my car til 4 months after. But according to a detailer I know, you can wax it as soon as you get it home...don't know how true that is but I waited anyway

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Old 10-14-2002, 08:38 AM   #4
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Check the build date on your car by looking inside the door. If it's more than 3 months old, go ahead and wax it.
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Old 10-14-2002, 09:26 AM   #5
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The old 90 day rule is more applicable to old solvent based paints. All the finishes on cars today are fully cured when they leave the factory.
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Old 10-14-2002, 09:37 AM   #6
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Never wax it just wash it with sand
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Old 10-14-2002, 01:51 PM   #7
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Most dealers wax it from the factory when they deliver the car to you don't they?
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Old 10-14-2002, 01:55 PM   #8
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Most dealers wax it from the factory when they deliver the car to you don't they?
Yes, but dealer wax sucks, and they make a mess of things (some do). My black WRX wagon looks HORRIBLE when I picked it up. Swirl marks, etc.. from the dealer. The saleman even said, humm, let me run it through the car wash again, it just doesn't look done. I just said no politly and drove off, but made sure the dealer sticker came off the tailgate before I left the lot.

The Impreza is made in Japan. It takes a while to get them here, and then they sit. So, I washed/waxed my car as soon as I got it home, with good stuff. I'd suggest you do the same.

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Old 10-14-2002, 01:59 PM   #9
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Yes, but dealer wax sucks, and they make a mess of things (some do). My black WRX wagon looks HORRIBLE when I picked it up. Swirl marks, etc.. from the dealer.
Paul G.
Pretty much my experience with every car I have bought. They try and buff the car in less than 5 minutes, and it just looks like crap.

My car was already a month and a half old when I took it with 7 miles!
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I wasnt suggesting you LET them wax it

I was just saying dealers do that so you really dont have to wait to wax it 90 days or anything
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Old 10-14-2002, 02:09 PM   #11
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I wasnt suggesting you LET them wax it

I was just saying dealers do that so you really dont have to wait to wax it 90 days or anything
I know, I just wanted to share my experience with crappy dealer service

I agree, dont have to wait that long!
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Old 10-14-2002, 03:50 PM   #12
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I did it after a month... not because of some waiting "rule" but because I wax my car once a month I try to wash it once a week and wipe it off more often than not once a day (warm water or quick detailer).

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