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Hi guys, what is your take on waxing a brand new car? I have been hearing mixed reviews about this situation. Any advice from this community would be greatly appreciated.
I'm confused? What would be bad about it? Of course you want to wax and protect that paint immediately!

If you hear someone say there is a curing time, unfortunately they have learned how to accomplish the impossible....talking through their rear end. Factory paint is not body shop paint. It's fully cured the moment it leaves the assembly line.


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Thank you for for the prompt responses. Planning to wax my car next week!
Honestly if it's a brand new car use a clay bar first. Lexus's really need a clay bar from the factory. Then put on a good paint sealant then wax. I just did this to my fiancés new Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid. It gives me peace of mind we won't have any paint issues down the road.


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I fully detail every one of my cars yearly. During mid summers when running your hand along the paint you can feel little rocks or rust particles from brake dust. This is where the clay bar comes in handy. It's a whole day job but a clay bar, buff, and wax is honestly well worth it. Keeps the paint flawless and the swirls off. Regardless of how new the car is, if you see swirl marks or feel the paint is imperfect, I'd work on it.
 

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Just wash my car using the Turttle wash liquid , I bought it at Pepboys , (function like mild soap with the benefit of shinning the car)... I don't waste my money on anything else... but then again, we all have different priorities
 

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Just wash my car using the Turttle wash liquid , I bought it at Pepboys , (function like mild soap with the benefit of shinning the car)... I don't waste my money on anything else... but then again, we all have different priorities
It also depends on your climate I think. Where I live road salt is thick 6 months a year. That destroys paint and any exposed metal in a hurry.
 

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Sorry for so many questions, would you wax the plastic F sport Grill in front of the car as well? I heard some stories to not apply wax on raw plastics otherwise it will ruin it.
I don't wax plastics but can't say you shouldn't. I just use a good protectant on the plastics. I like CarPro PERL but anything similar like 303 would work. I personally HATE ArmorAll and highly recommend avoiding it.

I like to protect my plastic bits from UV. The two I listed above do that well. I'm sure others can add some more suggestions.

Enjoy!
 
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