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Old 10-25-2005, 12:51 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I brought my car brand new in January of 2005. The car still looks brand new and shines. Now that the winter is coming, I was wondering if I should put a sealant or wax the car. I live in south jersey and the winters can get pretty rough.

The reason I'm asking is because i've never waxed a car before so I'm afraid I might mess something up. I had planned on using Menzerna High Gloss Acrylic Shield and Klasse All-In-One.

But my question is, should I really mess with it since it still looks new? I also have a cover for the car that I use during winter months.

Thanks,
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Old 10-25-2005, 12:54 PM   #2
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If it's brand new, the paint should still be in great shape. But that doesn't mean you can't give it some protection, especially during the winter months. Because it is so new, and the paint is probably still in good condition, a wash and a sealant should be enough to keep your car safe through the winter. Klasse AIO and Menzerna FMJ are both very good sealants.

I'd wash, sealant, and put a cover on the car.

Waxing is not hard, don't be afraid to do it. There are DIYs available, and the guys at Detailed Image can give you a few tips to doing it. No worries!

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Old 10-25-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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Ken pretty much answered your question, but I'll try to elaborate on it some more. It is actually more important to seal and protect your vehicle when it is new rather than waiting until it is too late down the road. Having proper protection can prevent oxidation, fading, rusting, help reduce potential swirls and other imperfections in the paint, etc. It will also make your maintenance a lot easier if you have a good coat of sealant on your paint, meaning washing and drying should go quicker and the results will be nicer. Being in New Jersey, you will see some snow, so it is important to have a solid layer of protection for all of the road grime, salt, and other contaminants that can be very harmful to your clearcoat and paint. Bottom line, its never too early to protect.

The products you are looking at will provide some of the most protection out there. We strongly suggest Klasse and Menzerna FMJ

Hope this helps clarify some things.

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Hi Guys,

I brought my car brand new in January of 2005. The car still looks brand new and shines. Now that the winter is coming, I was wondering if I should put a sealant or wax the car. I live in south jersey and the winters can get pretty rough.

The reason I'm asking is because i've never waxed a car before so I'm afraid I might mess something up. I had planned on using Menzerna High Gloss Acrylic Shield and Klasse All-In-One.

But my question is, should I really mess with it since it still looks new? I also have a cover for the car that I use during winter months.

Thanks,
-XeNo-
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:01 PM   #4
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