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I hear that there is a lot of gasing from new paint should a new car be sealed with carnuba wax or a silicon based product (Zanio)? Or should one wait a few month for the paint to cure?
 

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By the time your car arrives, it will have already cured for over a month. Plus modern paints no longer require the same curing process that older paints required.

You can wash/wax right away.
 

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KingLemmiwinks said:
I hear that there is a lot of gasing from new paint should a new car be sealed with carnuba wax or a silicon based product (Zanio)? Or should one wait a few month for the paint to cure?
I emailed Zaino with the same question....here was part of their response:

Hello,Have heard exceptional things about your products over time and am going to give them a try. I've been relatively satisfied with Malms, Meguiars, Zymol, and others, but still hear you're top shelf! A couple of questions if I could:1) I am buying a new BMW and taking European delivery. Can I apply your product right away, or does the paint need time to cure? Recommendations?
Thank You for your interest in Zaino Bros' Show Car Polish Products.

I am a custom painter by trade for over thirty years.
I am very familar with Dupont and PPG and all other paints.

Todays paint technology uses a chemical reaction caused by a catalyst
to cure the paint. Factory paint is fully cured in 36 to 48 hours.

Zaino contains no Wax, Silicones or Abrasives.....

The funny thing is that this same dealer who tells you to wait 30 days
before waxing, usually puts a coat of wax on your car when he preps
it. Sounds a little contradicting. Don't you think???

Polish your car as soon as you get it. That factory paint is already
cured and needs protection against airborne contaminants and UV rays.

...........The rest was followed by an indepth FAQ piece about product usage.

Personally, I am exceptionally impressed with their product, service, and most of all results.

Best,
Lansing
 

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I suggest you clay bar your car before you wax or polish your new car. You'll probably take off a surprising amount of gunk.

--gary
 
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