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      05-24-2006, 08:02 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by dejav0o
My friend just bought a mazdaspeed6 and mentioned that on his forums, they were saying how we're not supposed to wax the car for the first 3 months to let to paint settle. Is there any truth to this?

I did a full Zaino job on the car the first chance I got...
The new paints that are being used by all U.S and European car manufacturers do not require any curing time. I would assume that the Japanese paints are similar.

The older enamels used did require 2 to 3 months to fully cure and harden.

Bottom line, get the car protected as soon as possible. I use Zaino but any quality wax or sealant will start the protection.