Wax/Paint Protection

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Upkeep - Cleaning, Detailing, Protecting' started by Jon54, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. shred5

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    Yea I applied it about 2 months ago and it was still beading up on my hood when I traded my Colorado in.
    That was after rain, snow and salt.
     
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    That looks really good, super deep look to it!
     
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    Updating my original post on Mother’s CMX. I like the shine of the Mothers but it just doesn’t last. I switched to Turtle Wax Seal and Shine. After a month it still beads like a duck. Super smooth. Who’d a thunk?
     
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    Should I wait any particular length of time before I apply some kind of paint protection? The truck was built on January 23, so the paint is probably at least three or four weeks old.
     
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    You'll be good to go. You might want to also Clay your truck as there's a lot of contaminants in the paint especially from the rail travel. Easy way to tell is after you wash it while it's still wet put your hand inside sandwich bag and rub it over all the panels. You'll be amazed how much grit is in there!

    I used a clay mitt and speed detailer for the lube. Make sure you use lots of lube and no pressure with the clay mitt (or towel) just rub up and down and side to side very lightly. After each panel use the sandwich bag again until all panels are free from grit,it'll be smooth as a babies butt. The main key to claying is the lube (more is better) and no pressure with the clay. Once you're done just dry and apply wax/sealant.
     
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    Thanks. I will do as you suggest (as soon as this stinking weather ceases!).
     

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