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View Poll Results: How long did you wait to give your car its first wash?
3 days 17 50.00%
5 days 6 17.65%
7 days 11 32.35%
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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How long did you wait to wash her

Give your car its first wash??... I will put a poll with it also... I just got my car yesterday and debating if I should wash it Saturday, because the paint might not have setteled yet??.. So how long did you wait to give your car its first wash??
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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Didn't answer your poll cause there should be an option for the day it was delivered. (which is what I did)

Paint is baked on from the factory, its settled before it even rolls off the line.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:17 AM   #3
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Moose (Mod) has an excellent thread on all the care aspects of our new babies. Tells ya everything you will ever need to know.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:18 AM   #4
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The paint is baked and fully cured when it gets to you. I plan to take mine to local detail place ASAP so they can do their new car treatment on it.
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CLAY BAR PAINT SURFACE
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1 COAT OF ZAINO A-10
1 COAT OF ZAINO Z-5
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:22 AM   #5
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The reason why I am asking is because on the way home it rained a good bit on the car when I got home it had rain spots on it so I just hosed the car down and they went away but there are still some spots but there not bad...

So do you think I should wash it today after I get home or wait untill saturday??
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:24 AM   #6
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Wash it already.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:25 AM   #7
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I washed mine the day after I got it. Wash it, polish it, wax it, do whatever you want immediately. The paint is all cured before you get the car.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:39 AM   #8
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I washed mine the day after I got it. Wash it, polish it, wax it, do whatever you want immediately. The paint is all cured before you get the car.
Hello, I agree. First day I got the car, washed, two coats of Zaino Z2.

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Old 07-30-2009, 11:40 AM   #9
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Day one...told the dealer to not even think about washing or waxing my Camaro!!! I drove home and washed/waxed her on day one!
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washed mine when it got dirty.but my cars a dirty girl
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:49 PM   #11
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Washed mine the very next day since it was late in the afternoon when I got it. Then 3 coats of Zaino, Awesome stuff.
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I washed it the next morning after I took delievery, then spent a couple hours applying 3 coats of Zaino Z-2 with Z-6 between each coat.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:02 PM   #13
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The reason why I am asking is because on the way home it rained a good bit on the car when I got home it had rain spots on it so I just hosed the car down and they went away but there are still some spots but there not bad...

So do you think I should wash it today after I get home or wait untill saturday??
Go ahead and wash it. The dealer already has unless you told them not too. Washing and waxing of a new car should be done day one to prevent any permanent damage to the paint.
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I finnally washed it this evening (been raining like crazy the past two days).. and man I am glad I did wash it.. I used Meguiars shampoo and conditoner then i used the Meguiars Quick Wax as you dry.. That stuff works good... I am going to put a little more on tommorrow morning then I am going to put tire shine on it.... then off to meet Scott and 'Bee-Bee' for breakfast!
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:21 AM   #15
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I just got mine today and i already clay-bared it,and put it's first coat of polish on it.I will give it the 2nd and 3rd coat tomorrow after work (im driving my truck while the car stays in the garage)
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Washed mine 2nd day. Can't be worse me washing it than the dealer washing it before you pick it up. They have to wash all the road and train dirt it's accumulated over it's hall from Canada to were ever it's final destination. But I probably wash my girl about every 2-3 days but that's just because we have had a very rainy summer in Tennesee. Heck we've had droughts for at least the last 5 years. Then I buy this sweet azz car and the rain has just opened up! What's crazy is last time i saw the weather i'm just outside Knoxville and we over 3 inches ahead of scheduleon rain but Chattanooga which is bought hour and half away is 3 inches behind in average rain fall for the year. Go figurethats my luck I try like heck to keep car out of the rain but when there is 30-40% chance of rain everyday on 7day forcast which is very unusual for were I live.
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