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    I am taking delivery of a new car which wa build maybe a few weeks ago. Based on the weather, I will not be able to full detail the car.

    I will put tint and clear bra as soon as possible. If there is overspray on the new car, can I remove them in early spring?

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    Re: New Car

    Yeah, just don't put the clear bra on first if you haven't clayed that part, obviously.


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    Congrats on a new build. When you take delivery you'll be able to determine if there is overspray or not. If there is any evidence of overspray, use a clean piece of clay with very light pressure and plenty of QD and it should come right off.

    I recently took delivery of a new black car and the paint was in extremely good condition with no evidence of overspray. I was hesitant to apply anything to the new paint and possibly introducing swirls. I used Quick Detailer where there was some dust and then applied Ultimate Fast Finish with a the new MF cloth included in the box. I achieved even more protection, gloss and slickness without any swirls. The car will mostly be garaged over the Colorado winter and I'm expecting the UFF will provide protection until spring.

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    There is no need to be concerned about applying wax to a new car. The paint is baked on at the factory. and many of the panels are painted well before the actuial assembly. I would not put the clear bra on until you have verified that the paint is smooth and claying is not needed. Simply do the little baggy test. I will bet you will find it needs to be clayed. If so take the steps needed to at least prep the area where to clear brs will be.

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    Please remind me of the baggy test.

    Also, if there is overspray, would it be harder to remove next spring?

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    Wash the car and dry it. Then get a small plastic bag such as a sandwich bag and put your hand in it. Then gently run it over the surface of the car. If you feel any roughness a (and I can almost bet you will) the car needs to be clayed. If you are going to drive the car throughout the winter, then yes clay it if need and then get a good coat of wax on it. If it will sit in a garage, then no it won't make a difference.

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    I am curious. They put the clear bra on bare surface, right? I recall they used soap to clean the surface first.

    The dealership will wax the car before delivery. I asked my salesman already and they don

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    Re: New Car

    Quote Originally Posted by mis3 View Post
    I am taking delivery of a new car which wa build maybe a few weeks ago. Based on the weather, I will not be able to full detail the car.

    I will put tint and clear bra as soon as possible. If there is overspray on the new car, can I remove them in early spring?
    Congrats on the new car.

    Be sure the finish is swirl free before putting the clear bra on. You want the best possible finish prior to locking in the condition of the paint.

    My recommendation would be to inspect the paint prior to doing anything. If you do have to clay just be aware that you may marr the surface which may require a cleaner wax/AIO or a polish and protect.

    Quote Originally Posted by mis3 View Post
    I am curious. They put the clear bra on bare surface, right? I recall they used soap to clean the surface first.

    The dealership will wax the car before delivery. I asked my salesman already and they don
    You will want to strip that wax off prior to applying the clear bra. The reason is for the adhesive to stick to the paint.

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    As part of the delivery process, the dealership will prepare the car and this would include waxing (not clay). Not sure what kind of products they use.

    Not sure if this would look strange, I am thinking to provide them with Meguiars clay bar kit and Ultimate Liquid Wax. I am concerned that this might offend them!

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    Re: New Car

    You can ask them to not touch it or detail it.

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