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Best Wax For Black!

I JUST PURCHASED A NICE LITTLE CORDLESS 4" ORBITAL BUFFER AND I JUST WANNA KNOW WHAT IS THE PREFERRED WAX FOR MY BLACK TRUCK! AND ALSO i HAVE THE POWERBALL FOR MY RIMS WHAT ALUMINUM POLISH SHOULD I USE THERE! AND ONE MORE THNING! I SPENT A TON OF MONEY ON MY TIRES WHAT TIRE SHINE WORKS WELL BUT WON'T MAKE MY TIRES GO BROWN. PLEASE LET ME KNOW! THANKS
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Best wax is 3m IMO. It IS expensive, but I have never had as good of results with anything else, and I was a Maguire's guy for years....

Clay-bar, then cleaner wax, then polishing wax....
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Ok first off take off caps, its annoying as hell. I use NXT Tech Wax on my black ranger and it works great for me. By the far the best is Zaino but its super expensive. I use Mothers mag and aluminum polish for my Classic IIs and it works great, you can find it at any autoparts store. And for tire shine I use Armor All tire foam.
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wax is just a preference, zaino is awesome, what most of the carshow people around here use, i use zymol b/c it does decently well and i like the smell

use mothers aluminum and mag polish
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anybody know what a good deep paint cleaner for black is? the swirl marks in my paint are bugging me real bad and clay bar just isnt good enough
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anybody know what a good deep paint cleaner for black is? the swirl marks in my paint are bugging me real bad and clay bar just isnt good enough
I used 3M rubbing compound on mine and it took out a lot of mine.
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oh and one more thread jack question, my truck seems to be static to dirt, and im not kidding, i can clean it up and everything and five minutes later it looks like a dumptruck full of dirt just poured it on there, anybody know something i could do to keep the dirt from sticking to my truck?
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Mine does the same thing, its one of the curses. I've heard that these: http://www.californiacardusters.com/...carduster.html help keep it looking clean.
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got one of those, they clean it great but the dirt just comes right back....
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Meguiars has worked well for me and mine
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i use the black colored wax... its made just for black paints and it works awesome... really brings out the black if its started to dull
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i use insulator wax and its awesome. id use it over zaino or meguiers any day now
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I like carnuba paste wax, if your using the orbital the liquid is easier to work with. Mothers polish is good for alum., I recently used an aluminum polish from Hoosier and it worked great, out of indiana i believe. Next time i buy alum. polish it will be Hoosier.

My05edge; the swirl marks may be scratches, rubbing compound (hand toweled) may add more swirls

jtslmn720; what is insulator wax?
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For the swirl marks i 2nd the use of rubbing compound but do it by hand and use a good cleaner wax afterwards. Keeping a black truck clean is near impossible especially during pollen months. Mothers is good for wheels and the last tire shine i bought ended up in my wheel wells and up the fenders so im also looking for a new brand.
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For swirls, 3M Perfect It 3000 for black paint works great. I have a small sample if someone wants some. The quart runs about $40... but lasts a long time unless you detail frequently. Zaino ZP-C swirl remover works just as well and is cheaper. For paint protection, I use Zaino All in one. I wouldn't use the california car duster. It is loaded up with a paraffin based dust 'catcher' and scratches when it gets really dusty. (My personal experience)
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thread jack here....for Crager soft 8's or any black wheel, you wax them the same as above or is it different for black wheels?
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Meguair's 3 step wax (Gold series or what not). And do it by hand, at least 3-4 times a year and it will pay off.



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I use spray nano wax from eagle one about 5 times a year AND MY '99 ooks great. But I to have the static dirt problem.
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mnemonic is right, and nice finish. Meguair's 3 step wax works best.
the static problems is from your wax, i used to wax with 3 different types. they all got static, i stopped waxing and no static, i used the 3 step wax and NO STATIC.
ive also heard synthetic waxes dont static. but idk
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If your were closer, I have like 30 cases of Ibiz and I would give you some. It works alright for me, but I only use it because I got it free lol.
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I use the NXT as well. works great. Jason, you've seen my truck. I use the cali duster maybe 2-4 times a day. black just seems to attract dust. And for the swirl marks, use the Meguries scratch X. I HAD the same problems..
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well i cant say i recomend NUFinish at all .

first off do not EVER touch it on your plastics it wont wipe off it will leave a white dry gob there that goes for handles bumper the little antena on top the roof ect its just not cool.

i also get wax spots on door corners ect every time i wash my truck and have to rub it all off after dry.

i ended up using Back to Black from mothers to get the plastics clean it took me 5 aplications to do it tho.

but then again i washed the truck 10x upclose with a pressure washes (on the plastics) and it would not remove that nufinish wax it would spread it all over the plastics more tho which imho isnt cool at all.
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Zaino is the best car show polish I have ever seen, it is expensive nbut it goes on so thin that you will have it for years. Other than new bottles of Z6 i haven't spent one new dollar on zaino in 2 years and I used about 1/8 of each bottle and have done 6 cars. The best part about zaino is once you spend a day washing, claybarring and PC'ing your car and detailing it, if you are smart you will never have to do it again, just a little touch up once a year. My Friend Randy is a Zaino dealer and for tips and hints he has a great website:

www.MNZaino.com

Trust me when you use this stuff correctly you will throw away everything else you own. I had hundreds of dollars of waxes and polishes (mostly 3M since my mom works for 3M) and they all went into the trash.

Couple tips, Never use a California scratcher, they are part of the reason that you have to PC your car every few years.
if you touch your car with dirt or grime on it you are scratching it, throw the California duster away.

Microfibers are your friend, but you need high quality microfibers for detailing. I have some great micro fiber towels for Z6 ing my car in between details. Best 25 bucks I ever spent. (remember to tear of the tags! very Important)

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only use Z6 or any detailer after a thorough washing, if the surface is dirty then you are scratching your car. the good news is once it is thoroughly Zaino'd nothing will stick to it (except bugs, best you can do there is Z6 a Microfiber and work each bug that won't wash off on its own, unfortunately this will put microscopic scratches in your car because you are touching it with grime on it, but in my case it will be the only part that gets PC'd in the future.

Also, when Claybarring, use a plastic bag covering your free hand, it will amplify the dirt and grime on your finish. I swear you will clay bar a car til it feels smooth to the touch, and then slip a plastic bag over your hand and it will feel rough as hell. Its a neat trick Randy showed me.

Warning, once you start this it gets addicting, I am actually going to try this on my POS explorer to see if I can get the any of the shine back, not to mention you will grow acutely aware of how bad other people finishes are. I used to think most cars were shiny after a good washing, but unless the finish is taken care of all I see is crap now.

the key thing that most people do wrong with Zaino is use too much, one quick swipe across an applicator is enough for one panel, then the applicator is saturated so it will take a fourth of that to do another panel.

One more thing, alot of the swirl removers are fillers and with fillers they will wash out within the year requiring another application, with Zaino this is not an issue because they are not fillers.
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