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No need to wax for a year??

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by TNDrew, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Mar 23, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    TNDrew

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    Just talked to dealer. Taco came off the truck today. I told him they can spray wash it but don't scrub it or wax it. He said no need to wax it for a year do to factory base coat? Is this true
     
  2. Mar 23, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    Boerseun

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    I don't know what the base coat has to do with waxing. There is a clear coat in between the base and wax.
    But, I have heard the same thing, that you do not have to wax a new car - not sure if it is acurate statement or not.
    I would say it is safe to wax it after a few weeks or sow, what can go wrong?
     
  3. Mar 23, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    I was told the same thing. But after 6 months or so i wiped it down with maguires stuff. Comes in a maroon spray bottle.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    I think that most pople here will tell you that not only is it safe to wax your new Tacoma, but that you should do it regularly and shortly after purchase. A lot of people will even recommend taking a clay bar to your truck right away and doing a full wash / wax and polish right away. I personally hand wash mine every couple of weeks, wax it every other month, and try to get a professional detail a couple times a year (or at least I did on my last Tacoma)...

    There are a few great posts in the Detailing area with more info than I can provide...
     
  5. Mar 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    I waxed my 2010 the day after we got it...
     
  6. Mar 23, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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    I clayed and waxed my truck the day after I bought it. I highly suggest you do the same. There are all types of contamination on the paint even if it's a brand new truck!
     
  7. Mar 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    This.

    Rail shipment and storage near railroads results in rail dust being deposited on the paint.

    Ever notice old white vehicles look kinda rusty... and it's worse if they live/work near railroad tracks?

    Rail dust is steel. Steel rusts. Rail dust embeds itself in your paint and rusts, causing spotting on the paint, and also leading to scratches/spiderwebbing if anything rubs across the paint when the rail dust is present.

    New vehicle, or after a vacation parked at the airport near the Metrolink tracks... the full monty. Wash with Dawn, wash the Dawn off with a milder soap, claybar, sealer/glaze, and a P21S or S500 topper to make it "pop"

    To see if you NEED a claybar, do a complete wash, then slip your hand into a sandwich bag and run it across one of the upper surfaces. Any "grittiness" you feel is contamination that a claybar may clean.

    Get a couple or three bars. You WILL drop one. When you do, don't bother to pick it up... just kick it into the dumpster.
    For lubricant, I use Meguire's Quick Detail spray... it's a good lubricant for the claybar and is cheaper than the claybar-specific lubes.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    I'm no expert but have always maintained/detailed my own vehicles. I recently purchased new tacoma and had heard somewhere not to wax for awhile but did some research and felt ok to proceed. I have had good results with the Klasse products over the last several years. I applied both the wax and sealant and I do know that the first wax job is the easiest!
     
  9. Mar 24, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    X2 except that I wax mine every time I wash it.

    Of course I get my wax wholesale though...
     
  10. Mar 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    Had mine for 7 months now and about to clay bar for the first time.
     
  11. Mar 24, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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  12. Mar 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    That was (is) the case with non-baked finishes, especially the classic lacquer paints, but today's acrylic enamels are both harder, and are oven-cured.

    By the time the vehicles drives off the truck, it's safe to wax.
    Ditto. My preference was the Klasse "twins" followed by a P21S or S500 topper.

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  13. Mar 24, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    Bought my truck and had the detail guys run clay bars very lightly over the whole truck. Took all of 10 min with 4 guys on it. LOL

    Brought the truck home and put 3 coats of wax on it the first week i had it.

    My truck sat for a while as it is a early 2011 but did not see that much on the paint. I think i lucked out. Wax is your friend with UV rays etc so IMO protecting the clear coat can't hurt.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    We'll under-oil our engines and you can under-protect your paint ;)
     
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