Paint Protection on the New Odyssey

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In the recent ScottHD tests, it's starting to look like a dry application of Meguiars Ceramic Spray might be lasting a little longer than the wet application. Maybe. Either way, it's beating out quite a few contenders. Griot's is doing better though. :)
 

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I really need to do a paint correction on my daily...
 

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In the recent ScottHD tests, it's starting to look like a dry application of Meguiars Ceramic Spray might be lasting a little longer than the wet application. Maybe. Either way, it's beating out quite a few contenders. Griot's is doing better though. :)
You're right, however someone like me uses the product as a drying agent so it gets a boost. Works well for me doing this.
 

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So, @Bloovy One and @Too3zln you are saying to apply dry like a traditional wax? I just used the Meguiar's Ceramic Spray on my car and followed the first time instructions--apply to wet car and buff. I almost went dry, but I am a rule follower.....

I just looked at the reviews--guess I will go Griots next time! Oh well, at least I have something on there.
 

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So, @Bloovy One and @Too3zln you are saying to apply dry like a traditional wax? I just used the Meguiar's Ceramic Spray on my car and followed the first time instructions--apply to wet car and buff. I almost went dry, but I am a rule follower.....

I just looked at the reviews--guess I will go Griots next time! Oh well, at least I have something on there.
Yes, dry vehicle and then apply the mequiar's. To top it off, you can mist the vehicle, while still wet after a wash, and then dry with a microfiber towel.
 

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If all you've got is a single speed buffer, then start with a cleaner wax (sometimes called an all-in-one). Do NOT get a cleaner wax on any of the trim or plastic pieces. Move the buffer slowly in 2x2 foot work areas until you see the oxidized paint removed and a good shine underneath when you wipe it off.

You can't really correct paint with a single speed buffer, they just don't have enough oomph to remove scratches, but you can make it better.

After the correction, I'd use Collinite 845 insulator wax. Watch a few youtube videos on how to apply and remove it, you'll get a good amount of life out of it for a wax.
 

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I've used the TurtleWax ceramic spray on with great results on 2 cars
 

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If all you've got is a single speed buffer, then start with a cleaner wax (sometimes called an all-in-one). Do NOT get a cleaner wax on any of the trim or plastic pieces. Move the buffer slowly in 2x2 foot work areas until you see the oxidized paint removed and a good shine underneath when you wipe it off.

You can't really correct paint with a single speed buffer, they just don't have enough oomph to remove scratches, but you can make it better.

After the correction, I'd use Collinite 845 insulator wax. Watch a few youtube videos on how to apply and remove it, you'll get a good amount of life out of it for a wax.
Luckily, the paint is In excellent shape, I only bought the car from an actual dealer 4 months ago so it's still looking really good, just noticed the water isn't beading up as it should. So it doesn't need much work a gentle cleaning and a coating of something should do it.
 

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Next time you wash the car, put your hand in a thin plastic sandwich bag and pull you fingers gently across the hood of your car while wearing the plastic bag. If it isn't smooth like glass, you need at least a cleaner wax.

My guess is it won't be, even a new car has tons of bonded contamination on it from shipping to the dealer. You want to get it off before you seal the surface with a wax, because leaving it on starts the process of breaking down your clearcoat, and that (and the sun) are what ages paint the fastest on a vehicle.
 
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Next time you wash the car, put your hand in a thin plastic sandwich bag and pull you fingers gently across the hood of your car while wearing the plastic bag. If it isn't smooth like glass, you need at least a cleaner wax.

My guess is it won't be, even a new car has tons of contamination on it from shipping to the dealer.
Yes it will need that, but it's not got much for imperfections in the paint. Tt's not all swirled, scratched, or dulled from significant oxidation. Just needs light polishing to remove any little bits of surface stuff then it can be protected.
 

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