I just got a brand spankin new mega cab... Is the factory wax worth a poo, or should I put a few nice coats on in myself right away??
Good post. And I agree. Although a lot of high end waxes still will fill some blemishes, due to the natural oils in them, which is one reason the high end waxs are so high end. I always do a 50/50 Alc./h2o wipedown after polishing, to ensure no oils from the polish filled the blems, and to make sure they are removed before going to my LSPThe new paint will already be fully cured. A lot of dealerships put on a quick coat of wax or sealant as part of the dealer prep. I would reccomend using a clay bar first you would be suprised at how many contaminates it will remove from even a freshly painted vehicle. I would then use a light polish to get the paint in really top condition and the shine to pop. Then use the wax or sealant of choice. In my opinion the preparation of the paint prior to applying wax or sealant is more important than the wax or sealant used. Different waxes or sealants will change the appearance somewhat deep wetter etc etc. But most good waxes or sealants do not have fillers that cover up blemishes and some will even make blemishes in the paint stand out more.