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Thread: What should I do with new paint

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    What should I do with new paint

    I had my e31 painted about a month ago (may be exactly a month). So far the only thing I have done is wash it (don't have it in a garage, so it's been under a cover a lot). There are a couple of shows coming up (one tomorrow), and was wondering if there is anything I can do to shine it up a bit. I did a lot of searching and waxing seems to be a no-no for at least a month (some say a few months, others just one). Not sure if compound, polish or glaze would do anything for me (I have some 3m stuff laying around). any thoughts would be appreciated.
    My Cars - 1991 BMW 850i - mine for fun, 1993 Saab 900c - mine for fun, 2008 Lexus is250 - my daily driver, 2003 Dodge Durango - my wife's, 1994 Acura Legend - gave it to kid

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    You could always apply a glaze like White Diamond or Black Hole, both a Poorboys product. Meguiar's makes their Professional Show Car Glaze. If memory serves, the Meguair's Show Car Glaze is M07.
    Glazes offer high shine but virtually no longevity and they won't impede any off-gassing your new paint might still be doing.

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    Thanks. I did glaze it with some 3m stuff I had (says body shop safe) and it looked good. Someone that saw my car last week at a show (he beat be out for a trophy), actually asked what I did to it. I'll do it again for next week's show before I do a full detail next month.
    My Cars - 1991 BMW 850i - mine for fun, 1993 Saab 900c - mine for fun, 2008 Lexus is250 - my daily driver, 2003 Dodge Durango - my wife's, 1994 Acura Legend - gave it to kid

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