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heathdeloach 04-18-2012 11:45 PM

wax it myself, or take it somewhere?
 
Last tuesday I bought a quad cab 1500 in mineral gray. I wanna keep the paint in pristine condition for as long as possible, so I know it needs to be waxed. Should I do it myself or take it somewhere? I've waxed one vehicle and that was probably 5 years ago. I know the gist of it, but with this being a brand new vehicle I wanted some opinions. Thoughts?

ramvan2500 04-18-2012 11:53 PM

You know what they say? You want it done right got to do it yourself!

tarpon120 04-19-2012 12:29 AM

I agree with doing it yourself. I use the turtle wax that comes in a small container with a sponge at the top compartment. Its simple to do, just dip the sponge in the wax wipe it on and let it sit for a little until it dries then wipe it off. It'll take a few hours but it's definitely worth it in the long run.

dkerr24 04-19-2012 12:29 AM

I'm a DIY kind of guy when it comes to waxing/polishing. I use Meguiar's Tech Wax. Goes on and comes off very easily and leaves a coat that lasts 2-3 months.

Tip: Apply the wax in straight lines, do not apply in a circular motion.

Darin

moparornocar72 04-19-2012 12:35 AM

Only u can do the job you want done, u take it somewhere and spend money, u'll get it back and probably notice little things that will make u mad. I say do it yourself

shadango 04-19-2012 09:25 AM

Only Mother's carnuba paste wax for this Ram!

dafoot 04-19-2012 09:38 AM

Yep DIY only. Use a clay bar 1st, then a wax of your choice. You will love the results.

pogster 04-19-2012 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dafoot (Post 779994)
Yep DIY only. Use a clay bar 1st, then a wax of your choice. You will love the results.

+1 on the clay bar. The slickness of the paint is amazing after its done.

moparornocar72 04-19-2012 10:11 AM

I wouldnt clay bar too often though! Once every now and then is ok though.

pogster 04-19-2012 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dafoot (Post 779994)
Yep DIY only. Use a clay bar 1st, then a wax of your choice. You will love the results.

+1 on the clay bar. The slickness of the paint is amazing after its done. A sealant/glaze will last longer than a wax so depending on how often you like doing it that's another option.


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