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    How long should I leave fresh paintwork before detail?

    I'm picking my car up from the body shop either tonight or tomorrow with a newly painted bonnet and bumper and some roof rust repaired. I intend on doing a full detail as soon as I can really but wondered how long I should leave the fresh paint to harden before I attempt it?
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    I would leave for at least 3-4 days to harden the lacquer, but week to be sure & even then just watch the polisher, test a small area 1st where it isnt really seen, if ok then do rest.

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    Thanks Nigel. I'll probably give it 2 weeks to be 100% sure. I'll just give it a wash this weekend then.
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    As long as the bodyshop cured the paint chemically and by low temp baking then you will be fine to polish and protect straight away. Ask the bodyshop!

 

 

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