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    New car paint

    I remember years ago that people said you shouldn't wax a new car for 6 weeks as the paint needs time to fully cure and harden.

    Is this still recommended?
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    No, all new cars come with fully cured factory finishes, the only time this is an issue is if repair work is done and not fully baked before the car is handed back; in these cases full degassing and curing can take up to sixty days, and in this period protective coatings containing silicones should not be applied, as they can block the pores in the paint, thus preventing the curing process from taking place (the paint then remains relatively soft). Or so my paint man tells me.

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    Thanks, as always a detailed and prompt response!!!
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    Now: 2011 A4 Avant 2.0TDi Black Edition Multitronic Aruba Blue
    Gone at 77k: 2008 A4 Saloon 2.0TDi 140 S-Line Quartz Grey

    Gone at 80k: 2007 A3 Sportback 2.0T S-Line S-Tronic Mauritius Blue
    (4 S-Tronic boxes, 3 Mechatronics Units, 2 Dual Mass flywheels, 2 sets of engine mounts)
    Gone at 32k: 2005 A3 Sportback 2.0TDi 140 S-Line DSG
    Ebony Black

 

 

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