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New vehicle-first coat of wax

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mrzip, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    mrzip

    mrzip [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Once again, how soon should you wax a new tacoma?
     
  2. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    EricT

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    I clayed mine first, then slapped it on there. It's a trip how good a fresh coat of wax looks on that thing, I have yet to see another car in town with as nice a finish - I didn't even buff or color sand yet.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    Janster

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    I'm pretty sure you can wax it the day you get it.

    I'm sure the paint is cured enough by the time the dealerships get the vehicles in house.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    Masada

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    The day after you get it would be great...it's had plenty of time to dry and enough exposure to the elements being transported already.

    But here is how you test, wash the truck and with the water running under your hand feel the surface of the paint. If its smooth then just wax, but if it's ruff you need to clay and wax after that.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    It was built Aug 18th andI tookdel Oct 10th.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2009 at 9:34 AM
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    MMOCGuy

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    I'd go ahead and wax it. Today's paints don't need much time to cure completely. I waxed mine the day after I got it home.

    Hope this helps.

    Norm.
     
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