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Can I put ceramic finish on newly painted car?

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Detailing Discussion' started by nhsjpeterson, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. nhsjpeterson

    nhsjpeterson United States Member

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    I'm planning on getting a GT2 and having a color change immediately on purchase. How long do I have to wait to put on Clear Film protector, and then ceramic finish?
     
  2. Tonkabob

    Tonkabob United States Active Member

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    I asked this question to a protective film shop and they said 3 weeks. If the paint were baked you can film it right away.
     
  3. Expert4

    Expert4 United States Active Member

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    Wait 30 days minimum and preferably 60 days as your paint has solvents that need to cure fully.
     
  4. Tonkabob

    Tonkabob United States Active Member

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    How long should you wait for wax or ceramic coat?
     
  5. eflyguy

    eflyguy United States Stinger Enthusiast Staff Member Moderator

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    You need to check with the shop doing the work, as they will know the requirement for the materials they are using. It's going to take some time for it to "gas out"..
     
  6. eflyguy

    eflyguy United States Stinger Enthusiast Staff Member Moderator

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    Same thing. You don't want anything sealing the paint before the solvents have fully evaporated. That was the OPs original question.
     
  7. nhsjpeterson

    nhsjpeterson United States Member

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    in the end, it looks like I will be doing a wrap instead of paint. The bid was over $12,000, and there were parts of the car that were going to stay black, so I would imagine it would have been close to $14,000 for everything.
     
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