Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, Clear Coat Finishes Still Have To Be Waxed Often, Right? in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; I remember the late 1980's paints that were clear coated, and if they were not waxed, they would scratch and ...
- 02-26-04 01:54 AM #1
Clear Coat Finishes Still Have To Be Waxed Often, Right?
I remember the late 1980's paints that were clear coated, and if they were not waxed, they would scratch and peel. Is this still true with new cars? Are paint finishes better today, even with the CC? Has anyone experienced this with a CC paint finish? What about that spray CC you can buy, is that stuff just a joke?
- 02-26-04 08:05 AM #2Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
- Automobile(s): 2013 CTSV Coupe , 2012 Escalade, 2014 SRX
- Join Date
- Apr 2003
- H.V., Pa/Town of Webb, NY
Re: Clear Coat Finishes Still Have To Be Waxed Often, Right?
Clear coat finishes of today are much softer than the paint of years ago, and yes it still needs to be protected, if not your clear coat will have many light scratches and cause the finish to look bad just from normal wear. The clear coat adds gloss when you look at surface, as well as slowing down the oxidation rate. I would stay away from the do it yourself cans of clear coat, it could make a big mess.
+ Reply to Thread
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts
- Titan - Extractor Set
Extractor Set - 10 Piece; Reverse Drill & Screw Extractor SetMore on Titan - Extractor Set
- Scott(R) - Box of Cleanup Rags
Box of Cleanup Rags - For Multi-Purpose Cleanup; Box of 200 White Rags; 10 Inch X 13 Inch Sheet SizeMore on Scott(R) - Box of Cleanup Rags
- Sylvania SilverStar - Halogen Bulb
Halogen Bulb - H11B SilverStar Headlight Bulb, 2 pack