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keeping black rangers clean

this is to those of you who have black rangers and are able to keep them clean for more than a week. what do you do ? and what do you use?
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first wash it. secound Clay bar it all around then wax it with meguars NXT wax then your good for a few days and say it gets just dusty use a california car duster and some NXT speed detailer with micro fiber towels to keep it looking great inbetween waxes
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thnx ill have to find a clay bar and microfiber towels everything else i have.
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just get it muddy and leave it, it looks bada$$ anyways, plus its cheaper
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I wash it first. Let it dry. Either way there will be water spotes or smears. Take it home for a good ol air dry. Then park it in the yard and put some Mothers wax and use alot of elbow greese! Than i take some flat black spray paint and spray my ram underneathe, keep it looking clean. Than do my tires with the Black magic tire foam! Ultra nice when its wet!!! deep wet shine! O well thats what i do and people compliment the **** out of it when its clean.
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make sure you use quality towels and cloths when youre waxing/drying/etc. swirls ruin black.
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I wash it first. Let it dry. Either way there will be water spotes or smears. Take it home for a good ol air dry. Then park it in the yard and put some Mothers wax and use alot of elbow greese! Than i take some flat black spray paint and spray my ram underneathe, keep it looking clean. Than do my tires with the Black magic tire foam! Ultra nice when its wet!!! deep wet shine! O well thats what i do and people compliment the **** out of it when its clean.
do yourself a BIG favor this year ditch the mothers its **** i know i tryed using it go by yourself Meguiars NXT liquid wax and some microfiber towels you will be shocked...
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NXT is the shiznit!
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listen to the short man
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listen to the short man
He's not short or that short or not as short as some people I know!
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He's not short or that short or not as short as some people I know!
yep he is lol. its a running gag just run with it captian
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have you tried the nxt paste, zach? i bought a tin, and i'm definitely hooked over the liquid.
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I work at a dealership, so when ever I feel the need to wash, wax, buff, detail, I just go in the shop.. and go ahead and do it.
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3M, you guys have to try it, you will be amazed, nothing works better. I have tried them all. The nxt does work great, but 3M works better.... Oh, and I do all of my waxing with a wheel. (not an orbital buffer)
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you can't do it. period.
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I never have, I let the rain do the work for me. haha

I always say I am but never do cause I know like 2 days later some offroad trip will come up and it will be the same all over again
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Im really picky when it comes to my truck..so I wax every 2 weeks...and use Showtime every 2(if needed) days, use my california duster just about every day, yea i know...kinda extreme...but I like the results...
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all the vehicles i have owned i always use eagle one wax as u dry and a beach towel to dry them off. keeps it shiny in between washes and waxing.
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I have had black cars since the 80s, I cannot give you a secret recipe, but I can tell you what I use.

1) Clay Bar.
2) CarBrite (Black Pearl), i did use PowerPak from them, but this has nice levels depending on swirls scratches etc.
3) The next step i switch up. I either use CarBrite Crystal Shine, 3M Finishing Glaze or P21-S.
4) depenign on if I need to deepen the shine or just protect from scratches, I use P21-S to make it shiny (multiple coats) or followup weekly with ButterWax from Car Brite.

I used Car Brite (www.carbrite.com) because it was made in indianapolis, and wa seasy to aquire while i was living there. I just ordered some Dri-wash from the guy on these boards to try out. I will report back after I use it.

I know it is not a Ranger, but here is my current black car.

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Love the VW. My buddie has a 90 Corrado. He went all Euro in it.

Also, for that being a black car, DAMN IT SHINES!!!
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i dont have a black ranger but i did have a black mustang. It is a pain to keep them nice. just clean it when you have a special event i use adams detail kit i bought at bandimere speedway. my bucket seals good and i love it. i threw my meguires in the trash. My opinion house of wax or adams polish is the only stuff to use

we use to detail truck and i had over spray all over my mustang but it took it off easyier than any clay bay i use. you will love it. http://www.adamspolishes.com/c-12-detail-kits.aspx
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I dont even bother trying to keep it clean, just a wash every couple weeks construction makes cleaning worthless
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i wash it like 3 times a week and then buff and wax it like 1 or 2 times a week. still gets super dirty tho!
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HOLY OLD *** THREAD BATMAN...wow...

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i would say the best way to keep a black truck clean is wash it everyday and leave it in the garage 24/7... haha..
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