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Old 04-12-2002, 01:53 AM   #12
E46Supra
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Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Posts: 806
My Ride: ///M
Black Paint Care 101

Black Paint Care 101


WASH
-TRY and wash your car in the shade.
-Rinse off car with strong stream of water, get anything that can scratch off the paint.
-Use a car washing detergent such as Mother's California Gold
-Keep Car wet or Soapy at all times, don't let water dry on paint
-Dry with 2-3 CLEAN large terry cloth bath towels, again try to do it quickly so water doesn't dry.

SWIRL REMOVAL
-Use 3M Swirl Remover for Dark Cars, do one panel at a time and remove the Swirl Remover with a terry cloth towel
-After the Swirl Remover use 3m Imperial Hand Glaze to fill/cover up some more minor scratches/swirls, again remove with a terry cloth towel. Buff until you hear sqeaking from the paint and the paint is deep and wet looking.

WAX/POLISH
-I use Meguries Gold Class and Show Car Polish. Other good ones are Zaino Bros and Xymol. Apply a medium coat, remove with a terry cloth towel. Buff till it is slippery/smooth.
Car should look liquid black, and swirls/scratches should be minimal.

UPKEEP
-DUST the car every day with a dedicated car duster
-use Mother's or Meguire's Quick Detailer to maintain the gloss.

Here is a pic of my JET BLACK 328i.
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