New Car Paint Care

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New Car Paint Care

Postby slothorilla » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:36 pm

I posted this topic in another thread (caring-for-new-car-factory-paint-t525618.html), but I suppose this is a more appropriate place.

I want to keep my new car looking as new and shiny as possible, so aside from buying a clear bra, I'm wondering what's the best thing I can do to protect the paint? I am thinking about using some clay, then some Klasse All-In-One, followed by several applications of Klasse Sealant Glaze. Would this be prudent, or could I unintentionally be causing more harm than good?


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Re: New Car Paint Care

Postby Ozzie » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:54 pm

Welcome to Nico!

It's great to see a new member searching the forums and posting in the appropriate area! (Good work!)

Unfortunately, this is probably one of the quieter sub-forums, so I am glad that you got some reponse in your other thread regarding your paint care questions.

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Re: New Car Paint Care

Postby anflecher » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:52 am

Washing your vehicle is very important in order to keep dust, dirt, and grime from sticking to your new paint job. It is good to strip whatever wax you have on there now and claybar the car, put on wax whichever you want.

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Re: New Car Paint Care

Postby ShontelleB » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:45 am

Always keep in mind that a well-maintained vehicle will run longer, perform better and keep more worth than one that has not been. Duh. But that gets outdated. Let your vehicle go to pot and do not stress. Go further: Easy steps to ensure vehicular damage.

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Re: New Car Paint Care

Postby Thorshammer » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:19 pm

If maintaining the original new car shine is your objective there is nothing that will do that job better than an acrylic paint conditioner.
It's non abrasive, it doesn't cover up, build up, dull or have to be removed.

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Re: New Car Paint Care

Postby seldomseen » Mon May 26, 2014 8:34 am

slothorilla wrote:I posted this topic in another thread (caring-for-new-car-factory-paint-t525618.html), but I suppose this is a more appropriate place.

I want to keep my new car looking as new and shiny as possible, so aside from buying a clear bra, I'm wondering what's the best thing I can do to protect the paint? I am thinking about using some clay, then some Klasse All-In-One, followed by several applications of Klasse Sealant Glaze. Would this be prudent, or could I unintentionally be causing more harm than good?
Many factors will effect how your paint will last over the years. For starters, you should get into the habit of correctly washing your car on a routine schedule. Products and techniques are really subjective, however, if you stick to the basic car washing techniques you will be in good shape. And as you develop greater experience through research and trial and error you will yield even greater results. For starters, any over the counter Clay Bar, and Carnuba wax product will enable you to keep your car's paint: clean, shiney, and protected. Just a word of caution, you may want to go easy on using any sort of abrasive paint cleaner on your vehicle excessively---using a Clay Bar is a safer techinique. The techinque I described is perfectly safe on a new car.

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Re: New Car Paint Care

Postby chicagoautopros » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:00 am

have you heard of Opti-coat?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMRyGPxlmJo


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