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Old 07-27-2013, 11:39 AM
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Does a truck from the factory come with wax already applied or should you wax it when you get it?
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:42 AM
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I never even wash my truck, let alone wax it. You are awfully ambitious.

I would think wax never hurts, but I highly doubt it has wax applied from the factory.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:18 PM
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Hmm, in 4 years it has never come up.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:28 PM
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I waxed my new Ram about a month after it came home.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:51 PM
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I never wax my trucks. I wash using good car wash soap that has some wax already in it. My last truck looked good after nine years and my 09 still looks really nice without wax. It's up to you but you can wax it as soon as you get it home.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:12 PM
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wax? whats wax? Kidding... I have never waxed my truck. The only time my truck has been waxed, was at the dealer when I was buying it. I'm pretty sure you can wax it whenever you want to.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:29 PM
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I heard 3M makes a superior synthetic polish and eliminates the need to wax.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:43 PM
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+1 on what pedro dog said, I use armorall wax and wash soap on my truck and it looks great
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:24 PM
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You can wax it anytime you want. And no, it does not come pre-waxed

Do note however, just because your truck is new doesn't mean it's perfect. Foolish to think that just because your new truck is on a dealer lot makes it untouchable to the elements. It was partly exposed during transport. Collects pollen and dust as it sits on the prep lot. Collects even more pollen and dust as it sits on the sales lot. Gets power washed with diluted water weekly. May get hit with a few rain showers if your dealer is located in an area that gets..weather.

You can wax anytime you want. All wax is really is just another clear layer of protection. You can pay the dealer to do it. You can do it the moment you get home. or a year when you purchase it. There really is no set time frame to be honest.

Speaking of such.. I'm about to claybar my Durango for the first time in 12 years. Should be interesting to see how it looks..

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Old 07-27-2013, 08:38 PM
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I wax mine every 6-8 weeks makes a noticeable difference every time i do it it really looks great.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:31 PM
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Why vehicles don't come to the dealership with wax on them the dealer may wax it before you take delivery on it. It just depends on the dealer. Many out there may remember the days of space age polymers and Polyglycoat that the dealers wanted you to buy to protect the finish. Some of these added sales gimmicks had warranties with it. Just a way for the dealer to make extra money off of you. And don't forget the rustproofing gimmicks like Zeibart. Been there and done that.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:42 AM
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As others said, you can wax any time. By the time you get the truck the paint has had plenty of time to cure.

Keeping a nice coat of wax on the truck will help keep crap from sticking to the surface and creating that "rust" many complain of, which is really particles on top of the paint rusting. Of course weekly washing will usually take care of this as well.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:57 AM
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I wonder if having another layer of wax on top of the clear coat is really needed. It seems to me that the wax is soft and that crud would stick to it easier than to the clear coat. So if you claybar first, then wax you're ok. But say you don't remove the crud stuck to the wax and put another layer of wax on top, what do you have?, layers of wax and crud. Not trying to start a war here, just thinking.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:23 PM
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I have clay bared mine and waxed twice, I'm about to do it again too.
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I have found that multiple back to back coats of wax seems to have no effect on the depth of a shine. But what I have found is there are some "spray on enhancers" that seems to make the shine that much brighter/deeper after waxing. Zaino's grand finale spray is one of them.

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Old 07-28-2013, 11:25 PM
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Get a hardshell wax like Turtle Wax Hard Shell or Nu-Finish and you only have to wax it once a year.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:18 PM
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I clay bar, use 2500 grit polish with my DA Flex orbital, use a acrylic glaze, followed with Jet Seal 109 every spring, and fall. If you own a metallic or dark color vehicle, this process is phenomenal.
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I have had several new cars and the paint was rather rough, new from the dealer. I clay barred them and put two coats of turtle wax ice on them once a year. After the first time clay barring, every year after that they didn't really need it, just the wax job. And the rain still beaded up good when I rewaxed them after a year.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:11 PM
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i clay bar twice a year,spring and fall. wash often and spray wax most of the time machine wax about every 5 or so washes seems to work well for me
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:27 AM
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I actually clay-barred my truck the second week from bringing my truck home.I was AMZED on how much debri and filthyness was on my truck. Ive probably waxed it 4x in the 18 months ive had it. I use a specialty product called "zaino". Only avail online. worth every penny to me
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