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Wax brand new truck?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Lunercrab, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    Lunercrab

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    Ok so I just got my new 2012. It's winter here but still hovering around the mid 40s. Anyways before the real bad weather hits is it ok to wax a brand new truck? I wanna try to protect it as soon as i can, but I have no access to a garage so I'm wondering if it's too cold already. Suggestions? Btw I'd prob be using the ntx 2.0 I have.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    to cold.need to have heated garage or heated detail shop,otherwise wait till it gets warmer.my opinion.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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  4. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    yes. i agree with sooner. find a warm place and wax the hell out of her!
     
  5. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    Yes too cold now.but if you can find a place to wax that puppy up definitely go for it I always wax ny cars up before winter and it makes it easier to keep them clean through the winter.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    This ^^. IIRC, most paint care products (e.g., waxes and polishes) work best when applied in temps of at least 50 degrees. When in doubt, though, check the package for product-specific usage instructions.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    Lunercrab

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    Yeah kinda figured it was too cold. Damn gotta find someone with a heated garage now.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    most detail shops have heated bays.the one that i use only charges 50.00$ for a complete inside and out,with exterior wax and buff.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    how do you like your duratracks?
     
  10. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    So far so good. Only really drove like 8k miles on them. Mine are e rated though so a bit of a rough ride but I got a great deal I couldn't pass up. Made sure those and the rims went onto the new ride first thing :)
     
  11. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    looks good nice ride!!
     
  12. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    ^ thats my old 2010 baby :( I didn't take many pics of my new one except this quick one at the dealership of my 2012 (really miss my 2010 tho)
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    Wax will be hard to work with in cold temperatures. If your house is big enough, try to put it in the living room or game room and wax it there.
     
  14. Dec 28, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    Check the package, for sure.

    However, realize that if you park you truck in the sun the surface temperature of the truck will gain 20-50 degrees over the air temperature easily (depending on wind and paint color), and that might make it warm enough to do the wax. Keep the wax in your house until you're ready to start and you now have warm wax and warm paint.

    Try a small spot and see how it applies / removes before committing to the whole truck.

    Our wax works fine as long as the surface temperature is above freezing and the air temperature is not near the dew point.
     
  15. Dec 28, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    I'll do it in the 40's like i would in the 70's. Sunny 40's is preferred though to get it up thta little extra bit.

    I would also recommend the Mequires Ultimate wax over the NXT 2.0. I was also a proponent of the NXT 2.0 until just having tried the Ultimate. The ultimate is noticably improved over the NXT, and i have used it twice in the last 5 weeks, 1st at about 52 degress, and lastly at about 43 degrees. No issues and works great.
     
  16. Dec 28, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    come out here and do it. temp in the low 70's today.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    I hear ya'. I just washed and waxed my truck...and got sweaty.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    ^ lol u guys suck real feel today was 23 :(
     
  19. Dec 28, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    Tacomanator

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  20. Dec 28, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    I'd suggest running a clay bar over the truck before waxing. Mine had rail dust and pollutants etched right into the paint when I bought it new a few years back. With I had known about the clay back then...I waxed it and pretty much sealed that shit in.
     
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