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new paint

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mr smitty, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Jun 26, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    mr smitty

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    so my truck got a big scratch down the side and i had to take it into a body shop to get it repaired. they repainted most of the passenger side of the truck but they said i cant use any wax or cleaning products besides soap on it for four months. anyone know why?
     
  2. Jun 26, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    Jester243

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    Is it not completly cured. We had to replace the bumper on my wifes car, we were told something similar.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    Great...I had my A-pillar repaired and painted a month ago and they never told me this, so I went ahead and waxed it last week. First time I've ever waxed a vehicle in my life too...fml.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    that makes sense how the wax would cover it and stop the air from reaching the paint to allow it to dry now thanks
     
  5. Jun 28, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    Rocketball

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    The actual term is "off-gasing". The thinners and other chemicals in the paint need time to evaporate. When shops use heat booths to bake the paint and accelerate the "drying" process, the off-gasing time is reduced.

    4 months sounds a bit long. I've been told 30 days in the past by my olocal body shop.
     
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