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Old 04-12-2002, 01:30 AM   #1
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how do u guys take care of black paint ???

cuz scratches are all over my car
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Old 04-12-2002, 01:31 AM   #2
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wut year is ur car

how long have u had ur car??
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Old 04-12-2002, 01:33 AM   #3
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half year...but everytime i washed the car it gets more and more
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Old 04-12-2002, 01:34 AM   #4
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Gotta be careful is all

Make sure to only use products that won't scratch the paint. I have some microscratches on my finish, but they're not noticeable except in very specific lighting conditions. Basically, always use the right sponges, etc. I dry my car with a Cali Water Blade and then with a P21S Drying Towel. Then I touch up with Z-6 (my car is Zaino'd). Comes out perfect every time.

EDIT: I should note that the scratches I do have come from before I really got the hang of how to do it right.
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Old 04-12-2002, 01:34 AM   #5
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Old 04-12-2002, 01:35 AM   #6
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what it looks like ???
Cali Water Blade and a P21S Drying Towel
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Old 04-12-2002, 01:36 AM   #7
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especially during the day...(sunlight)....damn i can see so many of them
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Old 04-12-2002, 01:41 AM   #8
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especially during the day...(sunlight)....damn i can see so many of them
Take a look here:

http://www.amargosa.com/bmw/325ci_last/

And there's this pic:



oh, and this one

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Old 04-12-2002, 01:52 AM   #9
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holyyyyy...thats excellent.....
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Old 04-12-2002, 01:53 AM   #10
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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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Old 04-12-2002, 01:54 AM   #11
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Old 04-12-2002, 01:56 AM   #12
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Re: Black Paint Care 101

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Here is a pic of my JET BLACK 328i.
That looks bloody awesome! Good work!
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Old 04-12-2002, 01:58 AM   #13
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Another look...
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Old 04-12-2002, 02:00 AM   #14
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but the most important thing is the cloth rite...what kind should i get ???? and i dont know where can i look for fine detergent..and wax
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Old 04-12-2002, 02:04 AM   #15
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the most important thing...

the most important thing is...
Keep the paint free from objects that can scratch it.

Keep dust, dirt off the car.

It is important that you get a Swirl Remover involved, not just a wax... the Imperial Hand Glaze will do wonders.

Just make sure you use clean terry cloth bath towels. Thats it.
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Old 04-12-2002, 02:25 AM   #16
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jus to check though... u dont wax everytime right? i waxed a month or so ago, and am now usin meguiars polish between waxes, and the quick detail between washes. this sound aight???

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Old 04-12-2002, 02:31 AM   #17
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jus to check though... u dont wax everytime right? i waxed a month or so ago, and am now usin meguiars polish between waxes, and the quick detail between washes. this sound aight???

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I think people typically only wax or polish every 6 months or so, maximum. At least, that's what I do.
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Old 04-12-2002, 02:33 AM   #18
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but the most important thing is the cloth rite...what kind should i get ???? and i dont know where can i look for fine detergent..and wax
I use Zaino stuff all around, from the wash to the polish, etc. To apply Z-6 (detailing polish), I use microfiber towels from Griot's Garage. I also have some Fieldcrest cotton towels to use for a full-car polish/wax.
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Old 04-12-2002, 07:47 AM   #19
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Have you guys had any experience with the metallic paints? I'm wondering if the Carbon Black Metallic will be HARDER or EASIER to maintain than the glossy Jet Black. After hearing testimonials and reading the Zaino Bros. site, I'm impressed enough to go with their full like of products I think.
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Old 04-12-2002, 07:48 AM   #20
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