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Hi all,

I'm due to pick up my OW ST in a couple of weeks and I have already spent a fortune on various "welcome home" gifts for my car such as, Oz racing wheels, Mountune quick shift, OEM Rubber mats, and now am looking for expert advice on what do you do when you first pick up your car?

I've seen some say they remove the spare, swap the air filter, replace the standard battery... I am not looking for Mod ideas as such, just the stuff that you would typically do whenever you buy a new car to get most out of it on day one.

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Drive it home. Wash it. Wax it.
You can also consider covering it in 3m clear protection films.
It's also a good time to paint your calipers if you didn't take the option.
Wrap it in carbon fiber!!
Plastidip the wheels!!

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My advice would be to take a very good look at your new ST & make sure everything is as it should be. Bring a friend when you pick up your car, 4 eyes are better than 2.

There is one fellow on this forum who had his ST delivered without the switch that lets you turn of the stability control. I know the odds of that happening are slim, but had he noticed it he could have refused the car, I know I would have.

Enjoy your new ST. Give it a good wash & get some wax on there. That's a good time to inspect the paint very closely.
 

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Yep i read that and was horrified, don't worry i plan on going over the car in detail before i accept it from the dealer. It would be pretty tough to walk away though after waiting this long (not that long but im a now now now kinda guy)
 

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I would inspect it then if happy I would wash it clean it with a wax remover and then coat it with carpro Cquartz ceramic protection so that I don't have to worry about getting fine marks or swirls in my molten orange paint. Then I would run it in for the 1500 km then after that drive it like its meant to be driven and enjoy it. Oh I almost forgot check tyre pressures, dealers never get them right
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Wash it with dish soap to get all the crap from the factory off of it. Clay bar it, throw a coat of sealant on it and then wax. You will thank me later...

You will be surprised how much pop it will give the paint, but also you want to get it as early as possible to stop anything from happening. When you wash the car afterwards use a very mild soap so that your wax won't get stripped. Only use dish soap to strip your wax and when you are about to reapply wax.

THEN...drive the hell out of it!
 
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