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New car paint

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#1 OFFLINE   gene


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:56 AM

can you wax right away or does the paint needs to cure more?

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#2 OFFLINE   Grey


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:44 PM

Factory applied paint is cured at high temperatures (before rubber and trim pieces are installed). You may wax it at any time with a quality wax (without any abrasives.) Collision shop paint repiars need from 60-90 days to ensure full cure before wax is recomended.
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#3 OFFLINE   bbf2530


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 06:53 PM

Hi Gene. :D What Grey stated is 100% correct. You can wax a new car/factory paint job the day you bring the car home.

Paint jobs by Collision Repair, Body Shops etc. must be allowed to air cure because they can not be heat cured at high temperatures.

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#4 OFFLINE   gene


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:39 AM

Great to hear did not want to harm new car thank you Grey & bbf2530.

#5 OFFLINE   blumagic


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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:27 PM

Great to hear did not want to harm new car thank you Grey & bbf2530.

No problem, just go ahead and wax it, I used a clay bar on mine after 1 week of owning it then i waxed it using turtle wax ice, i brought it new, and you would be amazed at how it turned out, GREAT is all I can say...

#6 OFFLINE   Petruc4140


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:00 PM

Tell me if I'm crazy our not! Anyone else noticed the paint color on plastic painted parts (front and rear bumpers, side skirts) appears to be just a shade deeper then on hood, door panels, wings and trunk lid? Perhaps it's just the Ice Storm color, like mine, but I do see a difference.

#7 OFFLINE   acdii


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:55 PM

Your not crazy. The bumpers probably have flexible clear coat, which can change lighter colors just a tad. They may also have been painted at a different time and not when the car itself was painted, so the dye lot(colorant) may not be a 100% match.

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#8 OFFLINE   Errol Ikalina

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 09:50 PM

My 2013 fusion has exactly that problem, the left side of the rear bumper is a lot duller than the body (White). I don't know what happened but you can tell it's a different shade, the right side though is fine.

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