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Brand New Paint......What To Do?

Allright you paint guru's............my Dodge is coming home tomorrow with a brand new body and paintjob. What do I do for the paint? It's white. What do I do or NOT do to keep it looking good and shiny? Do I wait for a certain period of time before washing it? Enlighten me on this.........


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On Edit: I would think that if it's a good paint job there would be no waiting on washing or waxing it. Just use good stuff.

To keep it shiny we use the detail spray by the gallon.

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i have heard w/ new paint you need to wait a certain amount of time for it to cure good... ask your guy that did it and see what he says

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Allright you paint guru's............my Dodge is coming home tomorrow with a brand new body and paintjob. What do I do for the paint? It's white. What do I do or NOT do to keep it looking good and shiny? Do I wait for a certain period of time before washing it? Enlighten me on this.........


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Hello Kevin,

As a few other members have mentioned, there is really no time period on a good paint job to wait to wash the truck down. Check with the person doing your paintwork to make sure of this. To keep it shiny, hit the paint with a good polish to bring out the depth and then apply a nice coat of wax to protect the finish. After that, just wash it regularly.

If you have anymore questions, please let me know. Good luck with your truck tomorrow!!
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Washing it will be fine. Every truck I have ever had painted including my 79 I was made fully aware not to put wax or anything else on the new paint for ATLEAST 30 days. Those chemicals are still curing and if you seal them under a heavy coat of wax you truly will be sorry. please call the shop that painted it and get the OK before you do anything but wash it.

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Yeah I would also wait for the paint to cure.

When I had my '99 repainted, I was told to wait 30 days before waxing it.

I probaly wouldn't wash more than once every 2 weeks either.

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I used to work in a body shop, we'd wash the cars sometimes hours after it was painted. Do note, we "baked" the cars after the paintjob in our booths. We'd also buff w/ compound, and use a tan colored liquidy stuff called something I can't think of right now. This was used to get the runs, bubbles, or fisheyes out. We'd then tell the customers they can wash the truck just don't wax it for about 30 days.

This should have been my first response I suppose.


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Use Adams' detail spray while drying your truck after EVERY wash. Keeps your truck very slick and smooootthh....:Thumbup:

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[/QUOTE] and use a tan colored liquidy stuff.[/QUOTE]

ive been doing body work for about five years now. the tan stuff would be called polish. i like megiaurs show car polish i think its number 27. that is what should be used instead of wax for the first few months. it doesnt have the silicones in it that is harmful to a new paint job while its curing out completely.
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