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Paint "Cure" time???

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tommymac, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Jul 19, 2014 at 2:49 PM
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    So I've got this brand new Shinny Black Tacoma. Built May 2014. Is the old adage still true that you have to allow the paint to cure for 3 months before polishing? I'm dying to put some Meguiar's Gold Class Polish on it to make it even shinier. Should I wait or can I have at 'er? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jul 19, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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    Go for it! I don't think you will have any problems.
     
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  4. Jul 19, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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    Ok, thanks guys. Its unanimous then. Time to put those new microfiber towels to use.
     
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    DO IT TOM! she should be ready for some love.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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    Well it's not bad now and I certainly don't want to make it a mess. Ya I kinda consider wax a polish.

    I've seen the god awful swirl marks on black vehicles. Perhaps I should put a sealant on it first. Meguiars at one time made a Silicone Sealant. In fact I liked it so much I bought it in the 64 oz. bottle and used every bit of it up. #20 I think it was in their numbering scheme. Then I heard that you shouldn't use anything with Silicone on automotive paint. I guess I don't know that much about all the ins and outs of paint care. I do pride myself on having a nice looking vehicle and usually give 'em two coats a year. My go to product has always been Meguiars. I have two partial bottles on hand. One is the Gold Class Carnauba Plus and the other is the NXT Tech Wax 2.0. Any opinions on those two products? How about a good sealant?

    I'm certainly open to just how I should proceed.
     
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    My dad uses Lucas Speed Wax and really likes it. You don't need to swirl it, just wipe it off so it won't swirl your paint. He does a few coats first, then a coat each time he washes. It's so quick and easy that you can't go wrong with it. And it smells like bubble gum or something.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2014 at 6:24 PM
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    The NXT is good stuff. I prefer chemical guys myself but megs professional line is good. I would go clay bar and a sealant of your choice. I like Jetseal 109. EDIT: if black, go with a black finish glaze before the sealant. It really really helps it stay looking like a "wet shine" for longer.

    http://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guys...im_auto_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0K5ZPSTRZFXAAD369C6K
     
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