Is waxing necessary on vehicle with Clearcoat?
Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:37 AM
Needless to say, I strongly disagree with this statement, as I believe the wax acts as a protectant to the clearcoat. Would like to just get some feedback from you guys/girls about this.
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91 CRX Si (the daily beater)
02 CR-V LX (hers)
Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:46 AM
"It is the mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle
Posted 03 June 2003 - 09:51 AM
Wait, you're asking Autopians what they think about this question?!? Boy, talk about a biased poll! :rofl
It's a sad state of affairs when there's still this myth going on about how clearcoated cars don't need waxing. Go out and show him some older car with clearcoat failure and see how great it looks.
You should add a 3rd voting option: "You're kidding right?"
Posted 03 June 2003 - 10:10 AM
Posted 03 June 2003 - 10:17 AM
Your clearcoat is clear paint, not an invisible barrier that protects your car from evil. :shocked
Oh, you could also check out Mike's half & half on that BMW at http://www.showcarga...lackmirror.html Imagine what it would have looked like if the car had nothing ever done to take care of it...
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 10:31 AM
Originally posted by Jetydosa
Hello all, I have a coworker that was told by relative that it was unnecessary to wax modern vehicles because of todays clearcoat finish.
Well, today's cars with a two-stage polyurethane finish are more durable than the acrylics and enamels of the past, but that certainly doesn't mean they won't benefit from a good layer of protection.
A car with modern paint parked in the sun everyday without being waxed will most likely not fade within a year the way older paints will, but you can be sure the source of that car's UV protection (outermost portions of the clear-coat) will be gone much sooner than in a waxed/sealed car.
Posted 08 June 2003 - 09:48 PM
Posted 09 June 2003 - 08:45 AM
Originally posted by Jetydosa
So who chose "no" to the poll question?
Let me say its wasn't me, but I think the question is a little ambiguous. As Ginger said, if you use a sealant then wax is not necessary and so you could answer No...
And I have clearcoat failure on my 1989 Volvo (well I think its clearcoat failure - I suppose its just possible someone has put a layer of something on it that is failing - not tried to really polish it yet)
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Posted 09 June 2003 - 09:19 AM
What's more important, IMO is its need to be maintained.
It needs to be washed regularly & clayed every once in a while.
It needs to be kept free of tar, bugs, sap, bird-dung and any other stuff that'll cause damage.
Posted 29 June 2003 - 06:39 AM
Originally posted by Intermezzo
A clear-coat doesn't absolutely have to be waxed/sealed to last as long as your car.
True...as long as it is never driven and kept in a hermetically sealed, climate controlled garage for eternity!
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Posted 29 June 2003 - 07:01 PM
Posted 30 June 2003 - 03:27 AM
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