Titan Silver - Fresh Paint

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  1. 9 Jun 2018 at 12:30 PM #1
    AWilson9

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    Just had my Titan Silver resprayed, i know this will have been asked multiple, multiple times before but so much contradicting advice and old information.

    Bodyshop have said it's fine to wax/glaze/seal straight away - what would be best to get a nice glossy wet looking finish?

    I'm a big Auto Finesse fan so if anyone has any experience it would be appreciated.

    I've used Dodo Juice Purple Haze on a lot of previous cars which is a nice wax but predominately aimed at dark cars.
     
  2. 9 Jun 2018 at 12:58 PM #2
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    Also interested in this. Currently use autoglym and a nano 3M sealant which seems to work well but would like a deeper wet look.
     
  3. 9 Jun 2018 at 3:33 PM #3
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    What advice are you looking for? Too soon to apply wax or sealants?
     
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    Which products people would recommend
     
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    If you like the Dodo products, mine's TS and I've been using Light Fantastic for some time now, with good results. LSP is a personal thing and no doubt you'll get a lot of suggestions, and generally few will be bad ones here, it often comes down to how much time and spend you want to put into this aspect.

    I just managed to get my first post winter claying in last week, then first wax coat, and as we got a clear MOT this week :dance:
    ....another coat went on yesterday (after a wash of course) and in the pink and blue sunset last night, looked lovely. If time permits I might go for some Red Mist on top to increase the wet look further.
     
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    Im no expert but my last m3 was titan silver gteat colour, i got the front end and a door sprayed im sure the paint shop said leave it a week.or two before waxing. Think it was to let the paint properly harden????
    As for wax i alwYs use poor boys wax and sealant akways comes up nice.
     
  8. 11 Jun 2018 at 2:16 AM #8
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    If it's been freshly done I would look into getting the whole car ceramic coated may cost you a few hundred pounds but will offer the best protection and will also be a lot easier to maintain.
     
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    I've been in the detailing arena for quite a while and even if a spray bake booth has been used I'd advise a minimum of two weeks before applying any protection.
    Not too much an issue with water based paints.

    Even fresh paint can has swirl marks, buffer trails etc so I wouldn't be applying any protection before polishing those out.

    Claying the paint is good practice at this stage as over spray is present, but claying will marr the paint so polish/correction is necessary.
     

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