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Old 12-06-2017, 02:43 PM   #1
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How Soon Can I Machine Polish and Protect Paint After Repair

Hi All,

As per the title really. Some bashed into the rear offside corner of my car's bumper at the weekend and I've just got booked in with my usual body shop guy in early July to sort it out. Frustratingly this is around the time I'd booked myself a day off of work for my first ever machine polish ahead of Ford Fair in August. My paint guy reckons he can sort it with a tiny bit of filler and then blow it in, rather than a full bumper re-spray, which is good news.

My question is, how long should I leave this repair before DA polishing and applying sealant and wax? I guess I could just miss out the bumper completely, but I'm worried that it'll look conspicuously different to the rest of the car. I've never been to a show before, or had a car I was proud enough of to want to take to a show. I put a lot of effort into keeping my car tip top and I am worried this is going to jeopardise my car being 100%, in my eyes anyway...

Any advice would be appreciated. I didn't think to ask the paint guy his view but I will also see what he says when I get the work done. I expect machine polishing is ok as I know he polishes to finish up a job.

Many thanks in advance!
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Unfortunately my rule of thumb is at least 8 weeks bud. That may seem excessive but for paint to cure fully takes a long time. Although polishing is possible ( not recommended) but I certainly would not put any protection on it as it could have a negative reaction.
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Bah, what a shame. Thanks for the reply and no point taking any chances. It's only the lower part of the bumper at the back so hopefully it won't be too obvious.
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