How long should I wait until I wash my new JL

  1. Melny67

    Melny67 Well-Known Member

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    How long should I wait until I wash my new jeep? It was a factory order so it's only been 7 days since it was painted then built. I am getting a lot of different length of time and how about waxing it seems I should do that after 30days.

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    Today. That is just silly. The Jeeps don’t come off the line wet. The road grime your paint has on it from being on a transporter is far worse. Not to mention the dealer already probably sprayed it off. Go right ahead and give it a wash, wax, detail whatever you want.
     
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    Go ahead. It got its first wash in Toledo before it left the factory.
    Twenty plus years ago you did need to wait a few months to wax a brand new car. This is because the lacquer car paint needed time to cure properly before you washed and waxed it or you risked messing up the paint job. Newer paint and spraying advancements have made it so that your new Jeep arrives with that new coat of paint already cured in the factory. So if you bought a brand new Jeep today, you can wash and wax it as soon as you want. In fact, it’s encouraged that you wax your new car as soon as possible to start protecting it from the elements right away.
     
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    After the first 1000 hours but not after 5000 hours
     
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    I just clay barred and ceramic coated my JL and I only had it a week from the car lot. The clay bar picked up a LOT of crud.
     
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