new car, what to do?
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: new car, what to do?

          
  1. #1
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Eustis Fl
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    12

    new car, what to do?

    So, I just bought a new car, a 2020 buick sncore gx I think its called. Metalic red. I would think just a coat of wax, right?

  2. #2
    Michael The Guz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Lawndale, CA
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5,538
    Rep Power
    64

    Re: new car, what to do?

    If you are happy with the finish then you can add a coat of your favorite wax or sealant. If you think it needs to be clayed and polished then you have that option. Some new cars do end up getting swirled at the dealer.

  3. #3
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Eustis Fl
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    12

    Re: new car, what to do?

    Yea, I think I might use clay, but since its new was wondering if polish would really be any benificial

  4. #4
    Registered Member HCAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Lynchburg, VA
    Posts
    512
    Rep Power
    17

    Re: new car, what to do?

    I would for sure use a fine clay. I've done plenty new cars that have accumulated debris while sitting on the dealer lot. As for the swirls that may have been added by the "lot washer", maybe you got lucky and this one was just produced and shipped to the dealer? Check the build date inside your drivers door jamb if curious. Have you seen any of the spider web light scratches while looking at the sun reflections on your car? Definitely put on your favorite wax/sealant asap, even if you're not ready to tackle any swirl removal yet.

  5. #5
    Michael The Guz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Lawndale, CA
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5,538
    Rep Power
    64

    Re: new car, what to do?

    I almost forgot to mention that you have the option to use an all in one aka cleaner wax and top with your favorite wax or sealant. The new Meguiar's 3 in 1 has lite abrasives in it which can correct some swirls. Claying will induce some kind of marring so don't use too much pressure.

  6. #6
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Eustis Fl
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    12

    Re: new car, what to do?

    thank you so much 4 the info. What about polish? Any benefit there?

  7. #7
    Michael The Guz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Lawndale, CA
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5,538
    Rep Power
    64

    Re: new car, what to do?

    A polish will also remove any defects but it will impart gloss as well.

  8. #8
    Product & Training Specialist Nick Winn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    8,342
    Rep Power
    94

    Re: new car, what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by joebeadg View Post
    So, I just bought a new car, a 2020 buick sncore gx I think its called. Metalic red. I would think just a coat of wax, right?
    Unfortunately when a new car leaves it place of manufacturing, it can be exposed to a variety of not ideal circumstances, improper washing, sitting in a lot dirty for weeks, it can be put on a truck & trailer, a boat, and it also can have issues paint defects when it leaves the factory. Because of this, even though the vehicle is new, we still do recommend performing a proper evaluation, to determine if any above surface contaminants or below surface defects are present. The above surface contaminants are always recommended to be removed, and this can be done with a clay bar like our Smooth Surface Clay Kit or Hybrid Ceramic Quik Clay Kit. If there are any swirls, fine scratches, or stains, which chances are there will be some, what extent you go to get every single one of the defects out depends on your overall goal for the paint. Most people do not attempt to keep their daily driver in show car like condition but then again others do. There are really a couple ways to remove any below surface defects present, 1) use a dedicated paint defect removing product like a compound or scratch remover. 2) use a Cleaner Wax. Cleaner Waxes like Meguiar's 3 in 1 Wax are a great way to provide mild defect removal ability, add gloss, & protection in one step. If you are looking for show car like results, most users would choose using a dedicated compound, polish, and wax. It's up to you & your goals for the car & also the condition on the paint. More information on all this can be referenced below:





    Nick Winn
    Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
    Meguiar's Inc.
    Irvine, CA
    nawinn@meguiars.com
    800-854-8073 ext 3845

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A MEMBER FOR MEGUIAR'S ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUM

  9. #9
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Eustis Fl
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    12

    Re: new car, what to do?

    thank you very much for this info!

  10. #10
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    London
    Posts
    18
    Rep Power
    1

    Re: new car, what to do?

    Thank you for this information, very helpful!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •