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Is there any thing I should do special with a new paint job (1 week)?

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Don't wax it.
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Don't wax it.
Really? What could happen?

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You're not supposed to wax new paint in order to let it breathe. let it sit for 90 days before you wax it.
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Really? What could happen?


It's still too soft. I wouldn't put it through an automatic car wash, either. Hand wash for the first few weeks.
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You're not supposed to wax new paint in order to let it breathe. let it sit for 90 days before you wax it.
Should I clay bar it off then.

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You're not supposed to wax new paint in order to let it breathe. let it sit for 90 days before you wax it.
I already waxed it yesterday so what should I do to remove the wax?

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Nice to know you got it painted

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Nice to know you got it painted
Yeah the insurance company paid for it so I ended up just having it done in austin because were gonna be here for another 2 weeks at least.

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Yeah the insurance company paid for it so I ended up just having it done in austin because were gonna be here for another 2 weeks at least.
Who did it?.

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Who did it?.
Magic Touch.

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really shouldn't have waxed it, you can try some wax remover, but honestly paint is micro porous, which lets the water evaporate, wax is going to seal that up even if you remove the top coat.
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really shouldn't have waxed it, you can try some wax remover, but honestly paint is micro porous, which lets the water evaporate, wax is going to seal that up even if you remove the top coat.
So what can happen due to putting wax on it?

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Probably best to wash it in Dawn detergent, then give it a wipe down with a 50/50 mix of alcohol and water. Just mix the alcohol/water solution in a spray bottle, then use it like a quick detailer. Spray it on, then wipe it off with a microfiber towel. This should remove most all the wax from the paint. But like CJ said, paint is micro porous, it's gonna be extremely hard to remove all traces of wax.

Hopefully they baked it after they finished painting. This will help with the sealing process, but I'd still stay away from wax for a while, just to be safe.
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Probably best to wash it in Dawn detergent, then give it a wipe down with a 50/50 mix of alcohol and water. Just mix the alcohol/water solution in a spray bottle, then use it like a quick detailer. Spray it on, then wipe it off with a microfiber towel. This should remove most all the wax from the paint. But like CJ said, paint is micro porous, it's gonna be extremely hard to remove all traces of wax.

Hopefully they baked it after they finished painting. This will help with the sealing process, but I'd still stay away from wax for a while, just to be safe.
Yeah they did bake it but ill try what you recomended. I wish I would have asked before I waxed it. I feel like a real idiot now.

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So what can happen due to putting wax on it?
Well, the actual appearance will remain good. when fresh paint is waxed, it can manifest itself in the future with the paint not sticking to the primer, it flakes off leaving the primer visible. This was similar to the problem with dodge paint in the early/mid 90's on the minivans. I'm not saying this is going to happen to you, but worst case scenario that's what can happen. Since they baked it, I think you'll be okay, but get that wax off there.
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Well, the actual appearance will remain good. when fresh paint is waxed, it can manifest itself in the future with the paint not sticking to the primer, it flakes off leaving the primer visible. This was similar to the problem with dodge paint in the early/mid 90's on the minivans. I'm not saying this is going to happen to you, but worst case scenario that's what can happen. Since they baked it, I think you'll be okay, but get that wax off there.

I have worked on three different mid to late 90's dodge dakota pick ups, and the have all had this type of clear coat problems.

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