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04-07-2011 11:22 AM
jcclark
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Originally Posted by mitmaks
Personally I prefer Meguiar's products
They are good products for sure,
I've used them a lot, never dissappointed.
04-06-2011 08:23 PM
mitmaks Personally I prefer Meguiar's products
04-06-2011 11:38 AM
jcclark
Quote:
Originally Posted by Underground
What is it exactly that is supposed to happen if you wax to soon? .
The theory is that some waxes trap the solvents from escaping and
can lead to bubbles and other failures.
I have heard where this has happened, but realistically,
many painters wax their new paint and never had a problem.
It may be the type of wax they use, pure carnuba ithink is suppose
to let the paint still breathe.
But, if it's buffed and polished properly, a wax won't make it look
any better. Most use it to make up for an incomplete buff job.
there's no reason to wax new paint if done right, so why
not wait just to be safe.
04-06-2011 10:38 AM
DanTwoLakes
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Originally Posted by 65ELCMO
HI TJ. are there other silicone products to stay away from? What can we use on the interior that won't hurt the paint?
Leather cleans up with a damp cloth, but don't soak it with water.

Ultraleather (100% polyurethane) and vinyl clean up with a mild solution of dish soap and warm water. For really dirty areas, use Fantastik or Formula 409.
04-06-2011 08:49 AM
Underground What is it exactly that is supposed to happen if you wax to soon? Craig Fraser (world reknown custom painter/airbrush artist) and Jon Kosmoski (House of Kolor) both have said that there is no high quality wax that keeps paint from cureing. They both have said they wax every job after it is sanded and polished. And there jobs don't sit for 6 months before they are delivered. Craig said he waxes everything and some of his jobs are delivered within DAYS of being cleared. This isn't something that was mandatory with the old technology and just hasn't been updated with newer technology is it? Just asking.
04-06-2011 06:37 AM
jcclark Nothing wrong with waxing your paint.
(properly cured paint that is)
It sure seems to make my car easier to keep clean.
and it does seem to offer a little protection.
I have had paint jobs with no wax for over 3 yrs and still look great,
but waxing it sure wouldn't hurt anything.
And useing a good wax with polish in it will suprise you the
ground in dirt it will remove if it's been a while,
just like a clay bar will do too.
04-05-2011 09:31 PM
Trucknut I kinda agree with "Shine'". I have done a few BC/CC paint jobs. Some of them have come home from our local car shows with awards . We live in a high temp/low humidity world out here in the desert. Let the solvents dry out and wax as much as you can. It works. It's also a good way to take care of single stage. I have one that I did about six years ago. It sits outside in the sun everyday and still looks good because the guy that owns it applies wax on a regular schedule. By the way, I have painted two airplanes. It comes out the same way. It's all good if you take care of the finish after you get to the finish. "Juss sayin"

Chris
04-05-2011 08:47 PM
65ELCMO I've been told that Mothers Synwax was good and lasts 6 months. What do you guys think?
04-05-2011 04:46 PM
302 Z28 WD40 was reformulated a number of years ago but that was to eliminate benzene from it. When I started with DuPont in 1981 you could not find a can of WD40 on site anywhere because of the benzene content.

Vince
04-05-2011 11:54 AM
KMatch I don't know what's in wd40, but I saw first hand how it killed a paint job in progress 15-20 years ago! A porter was spraying it near the air compressor one day when the painter came over to verify why his job went south. The paint booth was a hundred or so feet away from the compressor, the wd was sprayed within 10 ft of the compressor, the paint went to hell with craters. Whoops!
04-05-2011 11:23 AM
shine nope. formula is the same and secrete . i lost 50 bucks over this once. there is no silicon in it but i still don't care for it being near paint.
04-05-2011 10:32 AM
TucsonJay My experiences with WD40 were 20 years ago, and I haven't had a can around since then. Maybe they reformulated??? ...or there is/was something else in it that caused the problems???

I was not a beginner then... and I can only say that it was not imagined!!!

:-(
04-05-2011 07:48 AM
shine wd40 ... water displacement sample #40 . there is no silicone in wd40 . thought so for years but there is none. still dont like it near my paint work .
04-05-2011 07:43 AM
jeremyb there are an array of mequiars products that are paint shop safe, thats all i use for any sort of detailing. #40 is great for interior.

stay away from the armorall...black magic...etc.
04-05-2011 07:19 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by shine
quality polish will add to the uv protection and protect the surface from contaminates. bugs and dirt come off easier too. i polish with mothers canuba wax as soon as i am through buffing. ask those painters what wax and grease remover is for .
i'm not a fan of synthetics waxes .
Thats good stuff... Whats wax & grease remover???
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