Hottest products for black?

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  1. CooperR6

    CooperR6 New Member

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    Ive been reading the guides and forum for the past few days and have learned a GREAT amount of info. :bigthumb:

    Is there anything particular you guys recommend? Anything special to know when you are detailing a black car? Btw, its a brand new Ford F-150

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    My personal opinion is that I prefer the depth of a carnuba wax instead of a sealant as a LSP, such as Meguiars #26 Hi-Tech Yellow Wax or Meguiars #16 Pro Paste. However, others may differ. As I'm sure you've read in the stickies, you'll know it's ALL about the prep-work. Find a good polish/wax or polish/sealant combo that YOU like.

    If I remember right, Scottwax has done a black F-150 :dunno: recently with Acrylic Jet, and it came out great. I'm sure he would be able to give you a more detailed recommendation.
     
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  3. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    As previously stated, black prep is key.

    If you want the best Pinacle Sourveran is the best on black.

    On a budget I would go with PBS EX topped with Nattys Blue
     
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    Poorboys EX is a great product, there are a lot of people on here who use that and EX-P.

    This is an example of what a few of the Meguiars products can do, and their available at your local auto body supply store.

    Notice the swirls on the pillar. The paint was just washed with NXT Tech wash and no polish or wax has been applied.
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    Now look at the fender, below the pillar. This was prepped with Meguiars DACP (#83) with a Sonus orange pad, followed by Meguiars Speed Glaze (#80) with a Sonus green pad, and lastly topped with Meguiars High Tech Yellow Wax (#26) by hand. No swirls or holograms. Woohoo.
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    Here's a view of the entire fender so you can get an idea of how much depth and gloss you can get on black with the right prep work.
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    This does assume you have a PC though...
     
  7. CooperR6

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    All by hand for now :hs:

    Its a brand new truck. There arent even 200 miles on it. I probably just need a good "light" polish with a good sealer or wax
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    ...and possibly a clay... depending on how long it has been on a lot or if it was shipped by rail. I'd just wash, clay, maybe a light polish like #80 or OCP, then wax it.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Always clay, its worth the extra 30 mins. Your LSP will look that much better and ahere better.
     
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    ive never used clay before :sad2:
     
  11. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Follow the directions, it is that simple.

    If you want something that is pretty easy to use and is very durable, I'd go with Werkstatt's Prime and Acrylic Jett or Acrylic Jett Trigger (same product, spray form). Looks really good on black.

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    Werkstatt's Prime Carnauba topped with Optimum Car Wax also looks incredible.

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    Ugh that F-250 is bad ass, want one so bad.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    It seriously is too. 20" factory wheels, custom grill, black on black, soon to be Banks enhanced...what's not to love? :big grin:
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    That grill is stock :eek3: I believe they started offering the "chrome package" in 05 or 06, which comes with that grill, the chrome towhooks, step bars, bed tie downs, exhaust tip and mirrors
     
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    does this Werkstatt stuff work well with swirl removers such as the ones from meguires?
     
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    For the money, one of my favorite carnubas is S100 (same as P21s but marketed for motorcycles so its half the price). I have a really dark green audi and two layers of that after prep looks a mile deep.
     
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    So far, Werkstatt products have worked well for me combined with Meguiars and Optimum polishes.
     
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    gas mileage :naughty:
     
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    Does not use gas. Believe me, you don't wanna get the v-10! It's a diesal.

    Nice looking depth on that one Scott. I'm gonna have to get some of Jeff's stuff. Is it all in stock now?
     
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    :dunno: You'd have to check out Werkstatt's site yourself.
     

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