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post #1 of 24 Old 04-13-2014, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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For all you black/dark paint trucks

Just wondering what you guys use for keeping your dark paint deep and shiney? I've used a few different waxes and polishes and has a nice deep shine to it but after a month or so it looses the deep reflective shine and starts to get swirl marks etc. I've heard about clay baring but heard you should only do that every so often since it basically removes a very thin layor of clear coat in order to remove the imbedded grim. Just wondering what has worked, especially since it's finally not -10 deg here in MI anymore and can finally get outside to do some exterior loving on my truck!!




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That is one nice looking truck! I love that black.

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Also interested going to detail my truck and would like to find a better wax.

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Stop swirling your wax applicator when applying. That should help with the swirl marks. Also you should be able to get different levels of clay bar some very aggressive some not so aggressive.

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Clay bar it and then use Meguiars Quick Detailer between washes.



I used to use that Quick Detailer on my Lightning, right before car shows.

I would get complements all day about how great the paint was, and it was a daily driver!


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ive got a friend who uses this stuff called JAX WAX, its some REALLY good stuff and its fairly cheap. ive seen a dull black car, after using their wax its clean and the color is so deep it looks like a mirror, im going to be buying some for my new to me 09 that is black as well, and i will post review after i use it.

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Just wondering what you guys use for keeping your dark paint deep and shiney? I've used a few different waxes and polishes and has a nice deep shine to it but after a month or so it looses the deep reflective shine and starts to get swirl marks etc. I've heard about clay baring but heard you should only do that every so often since it basically removes a very thin layor of clear coat in order to remove the imbedded grim. Just wondering what has worked, especially since it's finally not -10 deg here in MI anymore and can finally get outside to do some exterior loving on my truck!!
Was wondering this too....also hey we have almost the same truck



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I love it when it's clean, man never ending job! My last truck was silver and would hide dirt/dust really well... Not this one haha




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Yah tell me about it. My last one was white and I swore I would never have a white or black truck again. Then this 6.4 was calling. I have always wanted a painted bumper and color matched grill which this one had so I bought it. It stays clean until it leaves the driveway.



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Sounds like you want a top coat wax with a sealant in it. It will last longer 2-3 times longer then most waxes. But your going to have to clay it, then hit it with a med cut compound, final cut polish, to get the swirls out before you wax it. I really got into detailing with my 09 as it was royal red and it was a pita to keep clean and keep the swirls off.

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