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      01-28-2009, 06:33 AM   #1
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Question Detailing a new car

Is it important to do a full exterior detailing when you first get a car?? Would it be significantly better for paint protection in the long run?
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      01-28-2009, 07:47 AM   #2
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      01-28-2009, 03:35 PM   #3
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Is it important to do a full exterior detailing when you first get a car?? Would it be significantly better for paint protection in the long run?
The answer is YES
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Is it important to do a full exterior detailing when you first get a car?? Would it be significantly better for paint protection in the long run?
just do not take that shit through drive-thru car washes. that is the reason i had to detail the shit out of my car. The previous owner was a dip fuck.
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what nobody wants the dealer installed swirl marks?
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what nobody wants the dealer installed swirl marks?
my dealer includes those for free with any new car purchase along with floor mats...quite a deal
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Is it important to do a full exterior detailing when you first get a car?? Would it be significantly better for paint protection in the long run?
I would also recommend using an orbital if you are not professional in this area. That is what I used and mine still came out 80% better then when I started.
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      01-28-2009, 03:52 PM   #8
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My detailer does the same routine for each new car I got..

-Light clay, if needed (So the way will bond, and remove any sediment
-2 or 3 coats of wax (To protect paint, prevent water spots and semen stains, give a nice shine)
-treat Leather with protectant
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Keep in mind, swirl mark is free for all new cars.
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New cars need to be detailed, preferrably with clay bar, as they can pick up all kind of debris from ship to shore. You'd be surprised how dirty a clay bar gets from a supposed "new" car.
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just do not take that shit through drive-thru car washes. that is the reason i had to detail the shit out of my car. The previous owner was a dip fuck.
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Here is one of the questions I get asked the most often....

Q. My car is brand new, should I really have it detailed?

A: Absolutely, you just made a large investment and now its time to ensure that your vehicle is protected. Car dealers rarely complete full details on new cars. During transit these vehicles collect debris and contaminants, then they sit sometimes on the lot sometimes for months. So when you pull off the lot there are a ton of contaminants still bonded on the paints surface, along with water spots which are sometimes visible. Having you car detailed at this point will ensure that your vehicle looks better than the day you bought it and lead you in the right direction toward lasting protection and beauty

And I cant stress anymore how important this is!

One important thing to do is look at the production date of your new vehicle. If its a fresh one, chances are its alot cleaner than one thats been on the lot getting "Shammy Slammied" by the lot porters. This ultimately leaves plenty of swirls and scratches that need the proper care to remove these surface defects.




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