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    Waxing / polishing question

    I recently purchased a 2005 997. The owners manual states that there is a "preservative" applied to the paint and therefore, you should NOT use the Porsche polish until this preservative does not produce a nice finish. My question is: what is this "preservative" thing?? Does anyone wax their porsche regularly? Thanks for any response.

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    Not sure what the "preservative" it doesn't last long what ever it is. I wax mine all the time but have it done professionally maybe twice a year.

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    Maybe it's part of the various treatments the car gets if it's going to spend several weeks in the salty marine environment of the ocean voyage to the USA.

    There's also a possible translation "error" to consider where "preservative" should really mean "wax."

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    The preservative is long gone. It's basically the transit wax they coat the car with and fill up holes. My Audi used to seep the stuff for the first week.

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    I recently purchased a 2005 997. The owners manual states that there is a "preservative" applied to the paint and therefore, you should NOT use the Porsche polish until this preservative does not produce a nice finish. My question is: what is this "preservative" thing?? Does anyone wax their porsche regularly? Thanks for any response.



    Not sure about what "preservative" means, but I wash my car and then apply something called "Rejex," a polymer coating that, while not giving as great a shine as carnuba, is much easier to apply and also (this makes the difference for me) makes it a lot easier to wash off "bug juice," a real hazard on roads in Virginia in the U.S.

    Jim

    Re: Waxing / polishing question

    Yeah Jim!

    RejEx is good stuff.

    I put it mostly on front bumper in bug season.

    I believe the link for RejEx info is "CorrosionX.com"

     
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