Just wondering peoples opinions about whether A new Renegade needs to be waxed/clayed right away or not. Is there a lot of gunk in the paint from shipping the vehicle, Etc? What do you think?
You should put your hand in a sandwich bag first. it gives a better audible indication.They say in order to tell if paint needs to clayed, run your hand across the paint, if its feels rough, gritty or bumpy it probably needs to be clayed. As far as "waxing", I would definitely try to get a coat of protection on there as soon as you can. I would go with a good polymer sealant though instead of a wax.
MOST DEFINITELY! If fact you need to do it more than somebody who keeps their car garaged or covered. A nice wax coat will help the debris from selling into the paint and shield it from the So Cal sun.My car unfortunately is parked outside 80% of the week. I live in Southern California so I have to deal with sun, dust, tree and bird debris. When I wash it it looks good for one day and then it just all goes downhill. Should I give up all hope and keeping the paint looking good?
The Trailhawk I got (silver) has nice paint. I only detected a couple minor flaws that most wouldn't even notice. When I pick it up Monday, I will wash & wax it but won't do more than that.From my first look at a Renegade, I can say the paint quality is unfortunately poor. . .