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Old 03-07-2005, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,
Someone ran into my 3 week old '05 325xi at the airport parking lot. I finally got the car back from the body shop. The quarter panel and trunk lid were replaced with OEM parts and painted very nicely.

Now my question is how long should I wait before I wax the car. The body shop told me to wait 5 weeks. but I have heard that you should give it 6 months before you apply wax on new paint. Any expert advice?

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Old 03-07-2005, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just painted my '86 5er.
DO NOT wax it for SIX WEEKS!!!
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I'd agree with 6 weeks at this time of yr. Humidity and cool weather play a role in solvents curing......
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when we had our e30 painted, we waited like 4-6 ...not 6months
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Hi all,
Someone ran into my 3 week old '05 325xi at the airport parking lot. I finally got the car back from the body shop. The quarter panel and trunk lid were replaced with OEM parts and painted very nicely.

Now my question is how long should I wait before I wax the car. The body shop told me to wait 5 weeks. but I have heard that you should give it 6 months before you apply wax on new paint. Any expert advice?

Thx,
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i am in school for auto body and we are taught to tell the customer not to wax for 6 months.....

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