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hey im getting my car painted and i was wondering if you guys had any tips on keeping the paint looking new and fresh. Anything from what brand car, cover, soap, wax, polish, towels etc.
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Re: Exterior Care

Car covers aren't a good idea - constantly fitting and removing them scratches new paint. Car covers should only be fitted if you plan on leaving the car for extended periods of time.

Other than that, just keep it clean and give it a full detail every year or so and it will be fine. Wash it every couple of weeks, then before at the end of the year give it a clay treatment, clean it with a de-waxer then polish it.

As for what brand products, I really can't help you. What works here might not work in your corner of the world. Most people know I'm not a fan of wax based products for hotter climates as they tend to expire unneccessarily quickly. I am a fan of the AutoGlym range of products, but am quick to point out that they aren't the best available.

Be wary when people claim a product as being the best, as many people form a bond with a brand of product for some reason or another and will defend it to the death, even when the product itself is crap. Often they haven't even tried the product that they're telling you is rubbish. (People who rave about Meguire's products fit into this category)
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Re: Exterior Care

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do you have an opinion products though. just to base stuff off of it.
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do you have an opinion products though. just to base stuff off of it.
Don't make the mistake of using restoration products designed to restore a shine to worn paint, on your new paint.
The main thing to avoid is polish, anything with abarasives in it.
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Anything that is new does not need to be restored, so there are a lot of products you want to avoid.
The optimum action would be to do is preserve the original finish, keep what you got.
An acrylic paint conditioner is a liquid non abrasive finish preserver. It is the only product designed to preserve the factory finish on your new car. It's not wax, there is no build up, you can uses it year round an there is no buffing involved. Really easy to apply, no special skills needed and the shine is really deep and long lasting.
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