Re: [CR] Waxing to protect paint?


Example: Production Builders

From: henox <henox@icycle.net>
To: Steve Whitting <ciocc_cat@yahoo.com>, <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <122808.12227.qm@web110614.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 16:03:32 -0700
Subject: Re: [CR] Waxing to protect paint?


Subject: [CR] Waxing to protect paint?

Steve wrote:

"I've read various pros and cons over the years regarding this. I've read that some car waxes are supposedly unsuitable and that you should use something like "Pledge" furniture polish (if you're going to wax at all). I realize the type of finish (modern epoxy vs old-school) probably has a bearing on this. Comments appreciated."

Comment:

For years, I've told my paint customers that almost any automotive wax marked as suitable for a "basecoat clearcoat" finish will be ok to use.

For most brand new finishes that are NOT baked, it may be a good idea to hold off waxing for one or two weeks to allow for residual solvent evaporation.

A waxed frame is easier to clean as it sheds dirt and sweat more readily and provides a seal to the finish.

Hugh Enox
La Honda, California, USA