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Old 12-15-2004, 01:34 PM
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How long to wait to wash after a part is repainted?

My bumper was repainted, and I was wondering how long I should wait before I wash it, and also how long to wait before I wax it. I know I should do neither immediately. Any guidelines?
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Old 12-15-2004, 02:14 PM
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I think you can wash it within a few days. I would not wax it for three months. You can ruin the paint by doing this prematurely.
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Old 12-15-2004, 02:45 PM
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I think you can wash it within a few days. I would not wax it for three months. You can ruin the paint by doing this prematurely.
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My bumper was repainted, and I was wondering how long I should wait before I wash it, and also how long to wait before I wax it. I know I should do neither immediately. Any guidelines?
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When I picked up my car after my bumper was repainted it had a big note on the invoice saying not to wax the bumper for at least 90 days.
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I left my painted parts alone for 2 weeks before washing (although you can start washing right away, but be careful). I didn't wax it until after 60 days.
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