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Old 02-21-2017, 11:28 AM
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Quick Detailing Spray vs Wax Spray

So I just took delivery of my JGC SRT. I have it scheduled for paint correction and ceramic coating in a couple months (once our harsh Minnesota weather breaks).

So my question is what's the difference between a QD spray and a wax spray? My take is that the QD spray will help clean contaminants, like dust, and offer some gloss and minor protection whereas the spray wax needs to be done on a clean vehicle and offers more protection. Is this accurate?

Also, since I'm getting paint correction and a ceramic coating done soon, should I just use QD spray prior to the coating or to go ahead and throw on a full wax (spray or liquid/paste). Does it matter? Would a full wax change anything with regard to the upcoming paint correction? I won't be driving it in any kind of harsh conditions prior to the correction/coating, so no big worries as to getting bird spots, road salt, or rock chips in the interim.

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Old 02-21-2017, 11:37 AM
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Re: Quick Detailing Spray vs Wax Spray

I think you are correct concerning the difference between detail and wax spray. Adams say detail spray has a slight build to it and recommends the waterless wash more often than detail spray to avoid build up if you do a lot of the sprays in between water hose washes.

When was your new Jeep built? Paint manufacturers recommend one month after new paint before wax is applied. Reducers in the paint slowly migrate out of new paint for about a month. Wax can trap those reducers in the paint and cause problems like solvent pop, etc.
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Re: Quick Detailing Spray vs Wax Spray

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When was your new Jeep built? Paint manufacturers recommend one month after new paint before wax is applied. Reducers in the paint slowly migrate out of new paint for about a month. Wax can trap those reducers in the paint and cause problems like solvent pop, etc.
How recently have you seen that from a paint manufacturer? I thought that by today's standards if any chemicals were bleeding out for a month the EPA would require they be tented for that period.

Meguiar's says you can use their wax as soon as you get home.

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Re: Quick Detailing Spray vs Wax Spray

I'm not a detail expert, but I think it would be a waste to wax your Jeep prior to getting the paint correction done. I would think the paint correction process would remove it. I had paint correction & optic coat ceramic done to my Jeep. I have tried many different quick detail products. Meguiars Ultimate Waterless Wash & Wax works best for me. My GC is black, and numerous other QD sprays showed streaks.
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Re: Quick Detailing Spray vs Wax Spray

I'm not a detail expert, but I think it would be a waste to wax your Jeep prior to getting the paint correction done. I would think the paint correction process would remove it. I had paint correction & optic coat ceramic done to my Jeep. I have tried many different quick detail products. Meguiars Ultimate Waterless Wash & Wax works best for me. My GC is black, and numerous other QD sprays showed streaks.

My detailer has done paint correction & applied ceramic coating to many brand new vehicles as soon as they have been delivered off the truck.

Good luck. Having the paint correction done, has given me a whole new appreciation for quality paint jobs, and quality car washes.
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Re: Quick Detailing Spray vs Wax Spray

For what it's worth, don't ever use a detail spray to remove contaminants or dust from the surface, this is exactly why people end up with swirl marks or fine scratches in their paint...that and improper washing techniques.
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Re: Quick Detailing Spray vs Wax Spray

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When was your new Jeep built? Paint manufacturers recommend one month after new paint before wax is applied. Reducers in the paint slowly migrate out of new paint for about a month. Wax can trap those reducers in the paint and cause problems like solvent pop, etc.
As per my dealer, it was painted about Jan 16th, so it's been a month regardless of whether that wait period is needed or not.

I think I'll put a coat or two of spray wax on it before I get it corrected and coated. As Jeverall mentioned, I agree that the paint correction process would take off whatever I put on it in the meantime. I was just looking for confirmation of that and to ensure the wax wouldn't cause any other issues detrimental to the correction that I was unaware of.

I'm uber careful about swirl marks and basically use the QD spray while I dry the vehicle after a wash. I've been using Optimum QD and have been satisfied with it for that purpose.
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Quick Detailing Spray vs Wax Spray

If he's having a true correction done, it's not going to matter if he waxes before his appointment. Because the very first thing they will do is strip off any wax/polish with a soap like clean slate or strip wash.

I never liked using quick wax products. I'd recommend using a quality QD spray like Mothers Showtime or Optimum instant detail spray (concentrate). Either one will works great. My preference is to use the optimum while claying (diluted down 4:1) because i go through a lot while claying and the Mothers (full strength) as a maintenance coating between washes in the summer months.

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How recently have you seen that from a paint manufacturer? I thought that by today's standards if any chemicals were bleeding out for a month the EPA would require they be tented for that period.

Meguiar's says you can use their wax as soon as you get home.

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