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    Waxing Car?

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    I heard that waxing a car like the wrx is a bad thing. Somthing with the outer clear ayr will be takin off? Therefre yu will have to wax all the time?

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    wax

    i'm no expert but i waxed mine with zymol and the car looks incredible.........i doubt it will do anything negative to the car
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    waxing the car is fine.

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    Originally posted by dark_rex
    waxing the car with a modern, clear-coat-safe wax is fine.

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    Check out Zaino. This stuff is awesome. I use it and get compliments on how smooth and silky it feels. I have used many different waxes/polishes and Zaino is by far the best I've used. Do a search and you will see.

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    In the old days you weren't supposed to wax a new car. No longer true? Mine has 80 miles on it.

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    Re: Waxing Car?

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    I heard that waxing a car like the wrx is a bad thing. Somthing with the outer clear ayr will be takin off? Therefre yu will have to wax all the time?

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    If you polish your car with something like polishing compound, yes.

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    There are a lot of waxes out there and they do different things to the surfaces of the paint.

    AS long as you are using a polish you will always be okay and safe with what you use. The cars are waxed at the time the cars show up on the lot. How do you think that look that good after they have been shipped from Japan.
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    most of the waxes sold today are safe for clearcoat finishes. just make sure it says that on the label before you purchase.
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    I just finished doign my whole car in Zymol. I've had good luck in the past with it, so decided to just do it. Looks great, but it's pollen season so the car already has green dust covering it. :angry:

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    In the very old days....it was advised not to wax your new car for a few months if it were Acrylic- like Chryslers. GM's used laquer and could be waxed right away. Something about setting time for Acrylic coats. really digging back deep inot the early 70's from my days as a new/used car conditioner at an Olds/pontiac shop

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    Sounds like vanguard hit it on the head.
    I use Mothers and it works very well. It even smells good.... As long as you get a good quality product you will be fine.
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    Most polishes have a compound that will melt and scrub off layers of the clearcoat, but this is a negligable amount that will take a lot of polishing to become an issue. Now there are some WAXES that are not abrasive and those should be applied after a POLISH. For the general public though, just use any good brand wax like meguires, mother, 3m, whatever.
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