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Wax On, Wax Off. When To Wax A New Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by retinadoc, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. retinadoc

    retinadoc Member

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    I vaguely recall being told by Audi that you should not wax a brand new car that has come directly from the factory. The paint needs to "settle" for approximately 2 months. Any truth to this?
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    No. The factory paint is baked on. It will be as cured as it's going to get.
     
  3. nrcooled

    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

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    That's good news since my S has been waxed twice already. :cool:

    I do try to limit the amount of times a radial buffer is used to reduce the wear and tear on the clear coat.

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  4. KenEE

    KenEE P1937 Reward Excellence!

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    I hand waxed mine a few weeks in. The dirt was starting to take root and didn't want to wait any longer. So I had it professionally hand washed and I waxed it myself back at home. Lot of work, but the shine is worth it!
    I was concerned that a small amount of paint (dust?) came off on my lint free towels. Made me all the happier to get it protected. A little later I'll get it protected with a real sealer like 22PLE or Opti-Coat 2.0.

    Car Care: Waxed my S this weekend - photos....
     
  5. strider

    strider Active Member

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    As Jerry said, that only applies to aftermarket paint jobs from a body shop or whatever. Wax away!
     

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