Washing/Polishing after paintwork?

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by clk320x, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. clk320x

    clk320x MB Enthusiast

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    How long would it be advisable to wait after having bodywork done to wash/machine polish/ceramic coat the paintwork?

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  2. daveenty

    daveenty MB Enthusiast

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    As no-one's answered I'll try a suggestion.

    Washing should be fine more or less straight after the paint has been applied, as for polishing there are a few variables to take into account. If it was a oven baked finish then it should be OK within a few days, a solvent based paint quite a bit longer.

    Personally I'd have a quick word with the guy who painted it as he's going to be the one who knows. :)
     
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  3. Bowen22

    Bowen22 New Member

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    If it’s been in a body shop they would have had to machine polish and clean the car before giving it back to you. Paintwork should be fine, just don’t stay on a spot for to long.
     
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  4. LeeJV

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    you can't seal, wax or add a ceramic coating on new paint for at least 4/6weeks otherwise it can cause vapour lock.
     
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