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Does wax prevent paint from peeling?

Thought crossed my mind when I read about honda civic paint peeling a few years ago, despite owners waxing their cars regularly. I thought wax was supposed to prevent that.

I see a lot of hondas around here with beat up roofs and hoods.

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absoluteley not....when clear coat goes, it goes....



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Wax helps prolong the life of your clear coat which helps prevent the paint from peeling. However, once the clear coat is damaged, there is no turning back.

This is why it is so important to use wax/sealant from day one, not after you start noticing problems with the paint.
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I agree. I had a 2003 Accord that ran fantastic, but I neglected the paint. I'd get it detailed maybe twice a year and not much more than that. About two years ago the clear coat started to come up off the paint and the problem just grew from there.

I know that proper washing and waxing won't stop a problem like that developing over time, but I am hoping to prolong the life of the paint before it starts.
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honestly guys, I have checked this with some experts here in Florida in the paint and body business and at dealers...there is no sealant or wax that protects against heavy UV - if the paint is thin like Honda and you expose the car to heavy UV in sunny states, it's gonna go no matter what in about 8-10 years....

all good maintenance does is keep the surface "sealed" against dirt and things getting under the paint to destroy it, a diff situation...

it's why my car sits under a tree and I protect it against sap and stuff vs out on the UV....you can't believe how many hondas here in florida look like this:


Ihave this before too - start at post 11 or so:



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A body shop guy also once told me you can wax the paint right off the car with all the buffing. I don't know how true that is with microfiber towels.

But, if wax can prolong the clear coat, then technically shouldn't waxing monthly provide a sufficient sacrificial layer to prevent clear coat peeling on new paint?

If not, it brings me back to a thought I had before- Using plastidip on horizontal surfaces to add a sacrificial layer.
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If not, it brings me back to a thought I had before- Using plastidip on horizontal surfaces to add a sacrificial layer.


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