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    How soon to wax 2015 X3

    If a 2015 BMW is produced in April and delivered in May is it ok to wax or do I need to wait awhile? Would be using Blackfire Wet Diamond All Finish Paint Protection. Unless I see a need I don't plan to clay or use a gloss enhancing polish. Does this plan sound ok? Other suggestions for a new vehicle? Thanks

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    Yup, it's cured fully at the factory.


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    Re: How soon to wax 2015 X3

    You can wax/seal right away. I took delivery of my car Friday 11/30, it was produced 11/18, and I sealed and waxed it that weekend or the next. So 2-3 weeks after the car was painted I sealed and waxed it. I believe since car paint from factories are baked on, or heated to speed curing, that alleviates the "wait xx days" thing like if you got a panel repainted from a body shop, or a whole new paint job. So go crazy on it as soon as you want

    Do the baggy test and use the results to tell you if you need to clay and Iron decon from rail dust/transport.

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    Re: How soon to wax 2015 X3

    Quote Originally Posted by mtndriver View Post
    If a 2015 BMW is produced in April and delivered in May is it ok to wax or do I need to wait awhile? Would be using Blackfire Wet Diamond All Finish Paint Protection. Unless I see a need I don't plan to clay or use a gloss enhancing polish. Does this plan sound ok? Other suggestions for a new vehicle? Thanks
    I am almost sure it is 90 days , could be more of less, you should definately clay as your protection bonds better and clay will increase gloss. I would skip the gep
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    Re: How soon to wax 2015 X3

    You can wax a brand new car right off the assembly line with no issues, in fact I'd recommend you do to make sure you have good protection.
    I've done a few new cars, I always clay first then wax, that way I know the car is contaminant free.

    Different story on a "re-sprayed" car, I always tell people to wait 90 days.

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    Re: How soon to wax 2015 X3

    Ok, great advice. Yeah, I probably would clay just to get a good start for the future - doesn't take long, then wash again and to the BF Wet Diamond.

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    Re: How soon to wax 2015 X3

    You can coat it the day you bring it home if you wish. This is the only time you can do this with a new car. When it has been re sprayed you should wait anywhere from 60-90 days.

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    Re: How soon to wax 2015 X3

    I vote for coating the car over waxing.

    I would,

    check if I need to clay,
    maybe a quick polish
    then coat my paint. I'd pick it over a carnauba or sealant,
    then you can always use a spray wax.

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    Re: How soon to wax 2015 X3

    Also a new car's paint is cured, body shop repaints there is a waiting period before it is recommended you wax. Probably varies for companies, but for PPG it is 90 days.

    Side Note: if you do wax a repaint however, nothing really happens. Almost like they don't recommend waxing a coating. Not really a big deal if you do.

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    Re: How soon to wax 2015 X3

    I am not that familiar with coating vs. waxing (BF type product). Could you direct me to info on that?

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