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1 New paint protection on 23rd December 2013, 6:48 pm

Bones

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What's the best way to avoid damaging new paint and avoiding all those little surface scratches you get on black paint. My cars been painted in base and laqure if that helps

2 Re: New paint protection on 23rd December 2013, 9:17 pm

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Ive been looking at this darren not sure on wether it can be used on fresh paint though .....

3 Re: New paint protection on 23rd December 2013, 9:23 pm

Bones

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Been looking at what nomad? Or are you wanting me to use Jedi mind control lol

4 Re: New paint protection on 23rd December 2013, 9:31 pm

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Sorry mate its been a long day lol thats my 3rd twat attack today  Laughing 
http://www.glareuk.com/paint_protection/glare_polish

5 Re: New paint protection on 23rd December 2013, 9:40 pm

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Just ordered the diamondbrite stage 1 and 2 off eBay . Don't know how good it is so I will give it ago and report back. God I have enough polish etc in my garage to open a shop lol

6 Re: New paint protection on 23rd December 2013, 9:46 pm

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I would hold up see what ajay or indy say as they are professional detailers so their opinion is probably the right one ...especially with proper fresh paint last thing you want to do is scratch the shit out of it with a certain polish ...i know i read you cant put a cover over the car etc ... so better be safe than sorry fella .

7 Re: New paint protection on 23rd December 2013, 10:02 pm

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How do you mean can't put a cover over the car Nomad

8 Re: New paint protection on 23rd December 2013, 10:08 pm

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Like a car cover for outside mate ....

9 Re: New paint protection on 23rd December 2013, 11:11 pm

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use some of this stuff mate especially on black paint chemical guys black light, it seals the paint work but maybe wait a bit till you put it on for the paint to harden etc

http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/Chemical_Guys_Blacklight_Radiant_Finish_p/blklgt.htm

10 Re: New paint protection on 24th December 2013, 8:29 am

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i heard that car covers can cause the little spidering in the paintwork, even expensive covers but ive never seen it myself

http://www.avaloncreative.co.uk

11 Re: New paint protection on 25th December 2013, 1:31 am

Indy


Hi bones great to hear guys out there getting resprays ect to keep the r's alive in response to ur query and the great advice nomad gave DO NOT put a cover on the car at all for at least 6 weeks or more due to the poor weather we are having as the top coat will be very soft and would not have fully cured although u may think u are protecting the paint work by covering it u will infact be causing swirl marks ect and causing damage LEAVE it alone avoide washing if possible for 1 - 2 months and more although this sounds insane u have to trust me on this with the mitt and harsh shampoos you will again cause damage once the top coat ( clear coat) is fully cures it will become very hard and then the washing process can begin 1 by de greasing 2 claying 3 washing ect wipe down 3 polishing with a specialist (very very light polish) and a very very very light polishing pad and finally protecting the finish with a nano laqure or a past wax then u can put all the covers u like over it. Not to scare u but I want u to have the best possible protection for ur r and the correct process is listed as above I hope this helps u don't worry about sun snow and rain as will help towards the curing process and everything will be polished out once the paint has fully cured best of luck and any other querys are welcomed either toward myself or Ajay

12 Re: New paint protection on 25th December 2013, 2:37 am

Indy


Oh and one other thing I forgot to mention is under no circumstances should u jet wash the new paint work if u get dirt on it just hose it down with a garden hose and no soap or spong or mit

13 Re: New paint protection on 25th December 2013, 2:38 am

Indy


Merry Christmas to one and all

14 Re: New paint protection on 25th December 2013, 4:29 am

Ajay.


Totally agree with the above as Indy mentioned,just to speak if tree sap or bird droppings appear on the paint wash this down immediately as this will just eat into your top coat within days especially on a new painted car as these susbstances contain acids.

15 Re: New paint protection on 25th December 2013, 4:55 am

Indy


Oh lol totally forgot thanks Ajay but make sure u use a very mild ph neutral shampoo and just clean the affected area off avoid 'scrubbing' as much as possible and u will be fine make sure the mitt u use is a clean fresh one keep it aside for the odd clean off here and there until the clear coat is set.

16 Re: New paint protection on 25th December 2013, 1:17 pm

Bones

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My garage is heated too about 20 degrees so how long will it take to harden off properly? Its 2k paint job

17 Re: New paint protection on 25th December 2013, 1:27 pm

Indy


As mentioned it will take 4-8 weeks for it to cure fully u can use the car just avoid washes ect I don't know how long ago the job was done but if the paint work was to get damaged then to remove the swirl marks and marring is quite a long process but not impossible. Hope this help

18 Re: New paint protection on 26th December 2013, 7:22 pm

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Car was painted 3 days ago. Nice to know it takes weeks to properly harden though.

19 Re: New paint protection on 26th December 2013, 10:20 pm

Indy


Yes it's not common knowledge unfortunately but if (any of u have experimented with nail polish) and I u know who u are lol will realise that it never fully dries until a few days

20 Re: New paint protection on 3rd February 2014, 8:06 pm

Bones

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Cars still sat in heated garage been there about 5 weeks now and it's not back on the road till April so giving it loads of drying time. But it's crazy how much dust just settles on it in an unused garage. Just need to make sure no one goes in as people can't resist writing in it, but so far so good

21 Re: New paint protection on 3rd February 2014, 9:09 pm

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It's unbelievable how much dust settles when you have the car stood in the garage, my car goes in clean as a whistle then comes out a few weeks later looking like its done the Paris Dakar rally Laughing

I bet you can't wait for the summer so you can polish up your new bling bling paint work Very Happy I would like to see your car mate, I bet it looks stunning with the new paint Wink

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