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      07-20-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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Sealant/wax on carbonfiber?

Hi guys,
Is it ok to use a paint sealant or wax on bmw oem carbon fiber parts?
asking cause i paid an arm & leg for the mirror covers, splitters & spoiler so abit paranoid.

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I would assume so, and in fact would recommend it.

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amazing info in the link, thanks a TON..
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Hi guys,
Is it ok to use a paint sealant or wax on bmw oem carbon fiber parts?
asking cause i paid an arm & leg for the mirror covers, splitters & spoiler so abit paranoid.

Thanks..
The carbon fiber pieces you bought have been clear coated so the best thing to do if you're on a budget is paint sealant (Blackfire or Wolfgang), apply 2 coats of it for longer lasting protection. If money is not an issue, I highly recommend you to apply a coating like GTechniq EXO, CarPro Cquartz, Opti-Coat or 22PLE for the best protection and lower maintenance.
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The carbon fiber pieces you bought have been clear coated so the best thing to do if you're on a budget is paint sealant (Blackfire or Wolfgang), apply 2 coats of it for longer lasting protection. If money is not an issue, I highly recommend you to apply a coating like GTechniq EXO, CarPro Cquartz, Opti-Coat or 22PLE for the best protection and lower maintenance.
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As everyone has said, definitely protect the carbon fiber with a sealant or wax. Also if you get swirls, you can polish it just like paint.
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