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Old 10-13-2009, 03:18 PM   #1
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What Cleaning Materials Are You Using On The Paint?

I have a black 2ss rs. I know black is hard to keep clean.
How are you guys washing the car and cleaning it?
what materials and brand names are you using?
What kind of towels are you using to dry the car and which shammes are better?
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:57 PM   #2
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:02 PM   #3
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On my Formula which is black I use a microfiber sponge & Meguiars Gold class wash, then every once in a while I clay bar the car and follow up and apply Meguiars NXT 2.0 Wax with Microfiber towels only or if no clay bar then I'd apply NXT 2.0 w/ Micro Fiber towel after the wash. I always used to use Mothers wax which did an excellent job, but NXT 2.0 seems to be even better. I've just always stuck to the store bought Meguiars stuff that's simple to use and delivers an outstanding finish. Zaino Bros. hands down is the best polishing products for a black cars but it is a polishing system that can be time consuming depending on which products you choose to use.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:14 PM   #4
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Zaino. Per the directions, Z-2 and Z-5 as the basic products. No chamois, a leaf blower followed by cotton towel. I use a chamois on other cars, but think it leaves visible film on black.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:23 PM   #5
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:26 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by camaro2011 View Post
I have a black 2ss rs. I know black is hard to keep clean.
How are you guys washing the car and cleaning it?
what materials and brand names are you using?
What kind of towels are you using to dry the car and which shammes are better?
I know a lot of people here use zaino, but I've just never been a fan for some reason

I have countless pics of black vehicles that I've done, but heres a couple of a trailblazer ss. I used M205 to polish and remove the light swirls that were present. Followed by PoliSeal as a base coat and finished off using my favorite wax for black vehicles, CG 5050








For washing, I'm using a few different ones, depending what mood I'm in that day. Although I'm using Optimum Car Wash at the moment, I think I use Poorboys Super Slick n Suds most often. Always keep a grit guard at the bottom of your bucket and use a quality lambswool wash mitt on the paint.
For wheels, p21s wheel gel and an ez detail brush to reach the inside barrels of the wheels.

To dry the vehicles after washing, I use a 24x36 Waffle Weave Drying Towel. But if you're looking for a chamois, check out the p21s drying towel.

Thats a pretty basic rundown of my routine
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:26 PM   #7
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Adams polish.I have three black vehicles.A black four door chevy dually,a monte carlo ss,and a 55 chevy prostreet and they all look great.The nice thing is you can do the complete car and then go back and remove the polish if you follow the directions and it does not take but about an hour to do my dually.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:49 AM   #8
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