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Does the Factory Apply a Fresh Coat of Wax re: Liquid Glass

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by SDRick, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. SDRick

    SDRick Member

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    I plan on applying a coat or two of Liquid Glass to my new model S. Directions recommend removing any existing wax. Does anyone know if the car comes from the factory with a coat of wax?
     
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    Traditional wisdom says you shouldn't really wax until paint cures, so I doubt it comes with anything. My car came clean but didn't seem waxed at all.
     
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    I have never seen anything about new Teslas being waxed before delivery to the owner. Normally one does not wax new paint.
     
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    From my understanding they paint seal it before delivery is done. I asked mine not to be sealed or waxed before delivery as its done where your taking delivery of it.
     
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    OP, my suggestion is it does not matter what Tesla may or may not apply over the fresh paint -- even at the SC, as you are going to want to do the same amount of prep before applying a coating one way or the other.

    I agree that Tesla likely does not standardly apply anything at the factory, but if I were you, tell your Delivery Specialist you don't want any exterior prep done on your MS other than perhaps a wash before delivery (that's what I did). I used Dawn to wash my MS once I got it home (just that one time to remove any wax or non-semi-permanent polish applied at some point), then used IronX to remove any "rail dust", followed by a clay bar to ensure there were no other contaminants on the paint, glass and chrome, then washed again before inspection and determination if any correction was necessary before I applied my polish or coating of choice. I suspect you may want to do the same to ensure you have a "perfect" finish before applying your coating. Good luck.
     
  6. SDRick

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    Thanks for the comments. I did also confirm with Tesla that wax is not applied at the factory. Which makes sense now that I think about it and reading the words of wisdom above.
     

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