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    Default How long till I can polish / wax?

    The paint on the front is brand new, How long should I wait?

    Any tips on washing? Got a mit, got 2 buckets.

    The paint still feels 'soft' too, is this anything to worry about?

    Meant to ask last night, but forgot! I was tired!!

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    Hmmm, when was it painted?

    id leave it a few days or maybe even a week, this will give the paint chance to harden fully. Oh and as for the washing, go with the mit and 2 bucket method, this will save you getting swirls on your new paint.

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    Most places use an oven to dry the paint so should be tough and ready when released back to you. But if its soft then maybe (well i dunno run out of ideas here lol) it needs a couple of weeks to harden if its left to dry in open air without heaters???

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    I'll fetch the hairdrier.

    I mean the wifes hairdrier.

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    lol

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    I would leave it a good few weeks to harden properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew's SRi
    I'll fetch the hairdrier.

    I mean the wifes hairdrier.
    I thought yours was a hairdryer mate...lol

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    If you have new paint which has not been baked in an oven you MUST leave it for at least 2 weeks, don't wash it or anything. Try to avoid parking in direct sunlight as this can cause crazing and cracking of the paint.

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    Rain water is good for hardening paint, but as said above avoid anything harsh esp wax and cloths for 3 weeks, should be as hard as it's going to get by then, should be able to give it a rinse inbetween, but dont use washing up liquid *salt* or cheapy sponges, and use only the lightest effort if you do need to wash the car.

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