How soon after production can I apply wax to the gel coat and painted surfaces of my Formula?

Resins in gel coat, paints and clear coat finishes continue to cure for weeks, months and even years (at a progressively slower rate).  To allow the resultant gases to escape and the finish to harden properly, care should be taken to facilitate the natural 'breathing' of the materials.  As some waxes and polishes create a protective layer that could prevent proper out-gassing, a good rule of thumb is to wait 90 days before applying these products.  Many manufacturers offer 'breathable' alternatives in their lines of cleaners and polishes, so you should be able to find a suitable product by consulting with your local retailer.

updated: 1/14/2009