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truck just got fresh paint

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by nbt808, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Aug 23, 2013 at 9:14 PM
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    nbt808

    nbt808 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so my truck was just painted on the 16th and today due to a water main break I had to drive through a 500ft diameter puddle, now i got dirty water/mud/sand all over the truck. is it safe to wash?
     
  2. Aug 23, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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    Millertime187

    Millertime187 I'll be your huckleberry!

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    hand wash, i wouldn't put alot of pressure on it.(car wash)......
     
  3. Aug 25, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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    Mr. Sparkle

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    Definitely safe to wash. Recommend a good pre rinse followed by 2 bucket wash (if you don't know what that is - run a google search)

    with fresh paint you can wash it pretty quickly. You're not supposed to wax it for a few weeks. That allows time for the paint to fully cure.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2013 at 10:49 PM
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    cheeseit

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    Your okay to wash the fresh paint but for the love of god use a brand new mitt and keep rinsing it.

    Since you have a dark colour you really want to be careful to keep the rag free of debris.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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    nbt808

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    thanks for the replies everyone much appreciated! I have her a super sensitive wash.
     
  6. Aug 30, 2013 at 1:22 AM
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    runner05

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    Just remember not to wax your rig for at least 30 days in order for the coat to cure.
     
  7. Aug 30, 2013 at 1:33 AM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    Id say yes. Where did you get it painted? Or did you do it yourself?
     
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