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    machplus is offline Hasn't posted much yet... What I drive: Genesis G80
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    Default How soon for first Wax?

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    For new Genesis owners--how much time are you waiting to wax your new car?


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    Default Re: How soon for first Wax?

    I would wait 90 days from the build (assembly) date, which is on a plate on the inside of drivers door jamb. For most cars, that would mean you could wax it when purchased, or shortly thereafter, due to the Genesis being built in Korea.

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    Default Re: How soon for first Wax?

    Got mine in early Dec and just waxed last week (meguiar's ultimate liquid wax)
    Came out great. Less space to wax too because almost entire roof is glass!

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    Default Re: How soon for first Wax?

    Bought our Genesis last June And have been using turtle wax spray detailer with great results ' will be giving her first waxing this weekend using liquid glass polish.
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    I'm going to wax mine next weekend weather permitting. I'm going to use Zanio. Started using it on my Corvette 15 years ago. Great show polish wax that lasts a long time and the color just deepens with every coat you put on. Very easy to remove too

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    Hi ... I gave my 2018 G80 about 6 weeks to fully cure then gave it a sealer and wax application and it looks and feels great. Hope this helps...
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    Default Re: How soon for first Wax?

    Wax the dang car when you get it. There is no set time for a wax application. The finish is cured once it leaves the factory paint area.

    However, I will tell you, don't over apply automotive wax without clay barring the entire finish first and before every subsequent waxing.

    Use a quick wax/detailer between waxing to remove built on road film.

    You know those old tee shirts you been wanting to get rid of? No not the wife beater ones, the cotton ones. They're great for wiping down and polishing. A good way to test is the finish needs a waxing is run your hand over the finish. If you feel a great deal of particulates on the finish, wash, clay bar and wax. You see I've used the term clay barring three times now. This is the key!!! If you wax it without removing the particulates, your asking for a damaged finish in the long run. You've seen allot of automobiles with really swirl marked finishes, waxing over these particulates, this is the cause. Clay barring has to be done if you really want to preserve the clear coat finish. If you're not going to clay bar the finish before waxing then it's best to leave it alone, it will last longer. Try to use brushless carwashes, if at all possible. Invest in a Orbital Polisher it will cut your waxing time in half.

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    Default Re: How soon for first Wax?

    I am a beginner. I finally bought a car I want to keep nice. Why do I need to wax the car? Should I do it myself, because it's my baby? Or can I have the hand wash shop wax the car for me?

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    Default Re: How soon for first Wax?

    You do not have to wax the car but it will stay nicer longer if you do. Smooth finish tends to let road grim bounce off rather than scratch. You can DIY or you can pay to have it done. There are a few good premium waxes that do a great job.

    If you bought the car used, look for a sticker on the driver's window. Some dealers seell a Simoniz or ArmorAll finish that will last a couple of years. Overpriced, but pretty good.

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    Default Re: How soon for first Wax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron420 View Post
    I am a beginner. I finally bought a car I want to keep nice. Why do I need to wax the car? Should I do it myself, because it's my baby? Or can I have the hand wash shop wax the car for me?
    Waxing your car at least once per year reduces the need to wash it as often, and keeps the paint (or clear coat) damage from bird droppings, tree sap, etc.

    I would do it yourself using a high quality synthetic polymer wax. I would recommend Meguiar's Ultimate Liquid Car Wax because you can get it at a very reasonable price at any discount store like Walmart, and it is easy to apply and remove. The main difference in synthetic waxes is how easy it is to apply and remove, even if you get some wax on plastic or rubber parts by mistake. But there are other good products from Turtle Wax and others.

    You don't have to do the whole car at one time, or hire some local kids to help you. The problem with getting a hand wash shop to do it is that they usually don't use the longest lasting waxes (for obvious reasons).

    Avoid anything that contains Carnauba, because it will fall off the car if you just look at the wrong way (even though it looks great when first applied).

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