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Old 07 Jul 2006, 10:03 am   #1 (permalink)
Tom Celica
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....I bought one of those '07 v6 SE Camry's and I'm lov'n it. It has
excelent acceleration, it's quiet, handles well and the technology advances
over my '93 v6 Camry (254K miles) are impressive.

I'm just wondering how long you folks think I should wait before I put on
this cars first coat of wax?

thx
-tom


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Old 07 Jul 2006, 10:12 am   #2 (permalink)
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"Tom Celica" <Tom@DontReply.net> wrote in message
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> ...I bought one of those '07 v6 SE Camry's and I'm lov'n it. It has
> excelent acceleration, it's quiet, handles well and the technology
> advances over my '93 v6 Camry (254K miles) are impressive.
>
> I'm just wondering how long you folks think I should wait before I put on
> this cars first coat of wax?
>
> thx
> -tom


Most cars these days do not need to be waxed until the paint (or clear coat)
starts to deteriorate. This could be a few years or many years depending on
several factors including whether you park the car in the sun all day.

If you are determined to wax it anyway, I would wait at least 6 months to
make sure the paint has cured.


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Old 07 Jul 2006, 10:13 am   #3 (permalink)
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Because "Tom Celica" <Tom@DontReply.net> could, he/she/it opin'd:

>...I bought one of those '07 v6 SE Camry's and I'm lov'n it. It has
>excelent acceleration, it's quiet, handles well and the technology advances
>over my '93 v6 Camry (254K miles) are impressive.
>
>I'm just wondering how long you folks think I should wait before I put on
>this cars first coat of wax?


Two answers come to mind:

Why would you wait?

-or-

Before the snow files.


Whichever you prefer depends on where you live, I guess . . . .

-Don
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Old 07 Jul 2006, 10:21 am   #4 (permalink)
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Today's automotive finishes are catalyzed and they fully cure within hours.
The factory also bakes the body in an infrared oven to speed it up even
more.

By the time it leaves the plant, it's as ready for wax as it can get.

The wax does add a slight UV protective film to your paint and a little
extra protection from the elements.

Wax away.

"Tom Celica" <Tom@DontReply.net> wrote in message
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> ...I bought one of those '07 v6 SE Camry's and I'm lov'n it. It has
> excelent acceleration, it's quiet, handles well and the technology
> advances over my '93 v6 Camry (254K miles) are impressive.
>
> I'm just wondering how long you folks think I should wait before I put on
> this cars first coat of wax?
>
> thx
> -tom
>



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Old 07 Jul 2006, 10:55 am   #5 (permalink)
Tom Celica
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......Well two guys say "do it now", and one guy says wait a-while.
It seems prudent to wait till the end of summer, but before the rainy
season begins.

Thanks for your opinions
-tom

"Keith" <km7648NOSPAM@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Today's automotive finishes are catalyzed and they fully cure within
> hours. The factory also bakes the body in an infrared oven to speed it up
> even more.
>
> By the time it leaves the plant, it's as ready for wax as it can get.
>
> The wax does add a slight UV protective film to your paint and a little
> extra protection from the elements.
>
> Wax away.
>
> "Tom Celica" <Tom@DontReply.net> wrote in message
> news:UIurg.60688$Lm5.39577@newssvr12.news.prodigy. com...
>> ...I bought one of those '07 v6 SE Camry's and I'm lov'n it. It has
>> excelent acceleration, it's quiet, handles well and the technology
>> advances over my '93 v6 Camry (254K miles) are impressive.
>>
>> I'm just wondering how long you folks think I should wait before I put on
>> this cars first coat of wax?
>>
>> thx
>> -tom
>>

>
>



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Old 07 Jul 2006, 11:39 am   #6 (permalink)
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Tom Celica wrote:
> .....Well two guys say "do it now", and one guy says wait a-while.
> It seems prudent to wait till the end of summer, but before the rainy
> season begins.
>
> Thanks for your opinions
> -tom
>

While you're waiting, check out Zaino.

You'll notice an improvement that can be layered on with additional
applications.

Wax is kind of passť these days. Looks great at first, then dulls and
you need to reapply, plus it leaves a white residue in crevices.

I went through the full Zaino process couple years ago, and now just
use the car wash product with a natural sponge and dry with a chamois.

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

Also includes a very high SPF factor to protect the color coat.

Leaves a very slick, brilliant, protective finish that looks
spectacular. (not inexpensive though)

For starters you'll need 100% cotton made in USA Fieldcrest towels,
clay bar, and Dawn. Site has full instructions. I have no relation with
them other than liking the product better than the many others I've
tried through the years.

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Old 07 Jul 2006, 02:13 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"Tom Celica" <Tom@DontReply.net> wrote in message
news:UIurg.60688$Lm5.39577@newssvr12.news.prodigy. com...
> ...I bought one of those '07 v6 SE Camry's and I'm lov'n it. It has
> excelent acceleration, it's quiet, handles well and the technology
> advances over my '93 v6 Camry (254K miles) are impressive.
>
> I'm just wondering how long you folks think I should wait before I put on
> this cars first coat of wax?
>

Who's got that sort of time to waste on a car?


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Old 07 Jul 2006, 03:40 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Never Never Never Wax!!!!!

POLISH!!!!!!!!!!

Polish is engineered to sink into the paint film and provide aid and
help in maintaining its integrity. Wax is engineered to put a surface
film over the paint. Very pretty for a very short time.

My Polish of choice is Turtle Wax '2001 Polish'. As one of the last of
the BigTimeOverAccomplishers I run the 2000 model Camry through the
carwash with the brushes, by the time I get home it is mostly dry, 10
or 15 minutes to smear some of the '2001 Polish' everywhere (a little
water does not hurt a thing, may even be good) and then go back with
some old towel-rags and try to wipe most of it up. Time limit for film
removal in the BigTimeOverAccomplishers Code is 30 minutes. If it is the
first time then repeat it in a week. Then after the next rainy spell do
the carwash again to get most of the white film off that was missed. Do
that once a year for two or three years. My 6-year old paint still
looks new. Note- a couple of times a year the car gets a bath in the
car wash, full treatment.
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Old 07 Jul 2006, 04:00 pm   #9 (permalink)
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jg wrote:
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> Who's got that sort of time to waste on a car?

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If you feel that way about it, just do as you wish.

That's why manufacturers started using clear coat finishes - keeps the
appearance up with minimal care because the paint surface is already
sealed in.

The extra effort is for those who enjoy the extra results.

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Old 07 Jul 2006, 06:56 pm   #10 (permalink)
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The conventional wisdom says 6 months before the first coat. This
allows time for all the layers to fully cure. But not sure about
today's enviromental friendly paint. A good compromise in the mean time
is Turtle Wax's Zip Wax Wash and Wax.


Tom Celica wrote:
> ...I bought one of those '07 v6 SE Camry's and I'm lov'n it. It has
> excelent acceleration, it's quiet, handles well and the technology advances
> over my '93 v6 Camry (254K miles) are impressive.
>
> I'm just wondering how long you folks think I should wait before I put on
> this cars first coat of wax?
>
> thx
> -tom


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