New Paint......how long before I can wax?

Discussion in 'Mustang Sound & Shine All' started by bigbsgt, Jun 12, 2003.


  1. bigbsgt

    bigbsgt Founding Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2002
    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    C-Town NC
    I was in a fender bender a while back and had pretty much the whole front end of my car repainted about 1-2 months ago. I have always heard not to wax new paint right away but am not totally sure on this.......

    How long is safe enough after a new paint job before I can wax? I hate my car being in the hot sun w/out a good coat of wax on it!
    #1
  2. StangGrrLy

    StangGrrLy Miss StangNet 2003 Founding Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,336
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Regina, Saskachewan
    When mine got repainted, I gave it about a week and it was A-OK. :nice: I've heard the same thing about not waxing right away, but I don't think it's too big a deal. I could be wrong though.
    #2
  3. gunsfan

    gunsfan Founding Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2001
    Messages:
    848
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Boston (not Austin)
    30-60 days before you wax, so you are safe to seal it!!
    #3
  4. Wills Black 98

    Wills Black 98 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2002
    Messages:
    2,457
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Western North Carolina
    24 hours before washing and 30 days before waxing. :nice:
    #4
  5. SCORPION

    SCORPION New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Seaford, DE
    why the 30 days before the wax?
    #5
  6. rjstaaf

    rjstaaf Founding Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2002
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    37
    Location:
    Upstate, SC
    You need to give the solvents in the paint enough time to evaporate into the air as part of the curing process. 30-60 days is a general rule of thumb but I would really stress that you should be asking the shop that painted the car. None of us are going pay to repaint your car if you mess it up :D
    #6

Share This Page