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    Waxing Pano Roof

    I assume the areas other than the glass is black paint so it is safe to wax the pano roof around the glass? tks

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    It's not black paint. It's black plastic. I wouldn't wax it. I think you'll end up with scratches.
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    I waxed the plastic strips, but was careful and didn't go all the way to the edges, so most of the strips have been waxed and not the edges. Too much rubber stuff around there just made me nervous.

    For the glass itself, I use Rain-X, which gives it that waxed look and nice water beading effect. The waxed plastic strips seemed to bead nicely too when it rained, so everything looked matched.

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    I use Rain-X on my Pano along with all the glass (except the wiper section of windshield) and exterior lights of my vehicles.
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    Since the panorama roof is glass it doesn't need wax. If you feel like waxing it, it should be safe, but don't wax your windows/windshield because the wax will deteriorate the rubber wiperblades/smear etc..
    One thing you should consider is claybaring. Kragen auto parts sells the mothers kit which will remove any contaminants on the glass.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sibleard View Post
    Since the panorama roof is glass it doesn't need wax. If you feel like waxing it, it should be safe, but don't wax your windows/windshield because the wax will deteriorate the rubber wiperblades/smear etc..
    One thing you should consider is claybaring. Kragen auto parts sells the mothers kit which will remove any contaminants on the glass.


    It's not glass around the glass though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwoptima11 View Post
    I use Rain-X on my Pano along with all the glass (except the wiper section of windshield) and exterior lights of my vehicles.
    ??? Why wouldn't you put it on the whole windshield? That's the whole point of Rain-X.

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    Waxed my pano roof glass and all this past weekend! Used Turtle Wax Ice (good on all surfaces, including rubber and glass) Wanted the water to bead and blow off easier with my gas blower after washes! worked great!

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    if we're going to talk about not waxing the black plastic strips on either side of the roof, then we should also not wax the panel around the license plate, the trim right above the grille, the side mirrors, fender vents, as well as the grille itself.

    Hairline scratches will occur in any kind of surface or finish over time, especially since most of them occur during the washing/drying process. Applying wax correctly will counteract the effects. I've always waxed every nook and cranny of the optima with terrific results.

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    Last edited by starbucks; 05-22-2014 at 11:01 AM.

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