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Old 11-26-2012, 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted by FrankAZ View Post
When new paint is applied to a car, even when baked, the car is returned with earnest advice not to wax, treat or otherwise suffocate the new paint for a good while. Something in the 30+ day range....
I remember reading an interview with a DEKRA engineer in the early 90's during the transition to waterborne paints. While it might have once been necessary to wait, modern, factory-applied paint is fully cured by the time you receive the car. (The paint applied after a repair is a different matter.)

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