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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2015 - 07:41 PM

Washed the car today. First hand wash. Took my time scrub and dry with a chamois. Went inside to fill my bucket with warm water to wash my truck and water spots every where. Ended up waxing it to get the shine back. 3 hours later it looked good
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 07:52 PM

It should stay cleaner with the new wax on . I could never keep up on a black car/ truck but I love the look of clean black. Not much help here but good luck with it. All I can say is " wax on Right hand wax off Left hand". " and don't forget to breath"

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Edited by Coventry Plumber, March 15, 2015 - 07:58 PM.

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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:06 PM

We use Turtle Wax " Wax & Dry" spray on while the cars wet and use a micro fiber towel to dry. Also keeps it looking good between real waxing
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:13 PM

I had a black truck for 11 years and I swore I would never have another black vehicle again which obviously means I will at some point. I will say this, there's nothing prettier than a black car or truck when it's clean and shiney.
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:19 PM

Put a little jet-dry liquid in your bucket the next time you wash your car. If you don't know what jet-dry is, ask your wife, she'll know. It's the liquid you put in you dishwasher to help keep water spots off of glasses while going through the heating cycle. Been using it for years on all of my dark colored vehicles. 


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:28 PM

I just keep the wheels and grill clean on our black Benz....



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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:29 PM

My wife makes any car look good...I on the other hand have folks offer me money for food..


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:34 PM

I had a black show truck years ago. Just don't buff it with a machine i was told or you will get swirls. I always hand waxed it. Honestly I like black but never as a driver we had black vr6 jetta once too. They sweet clean but it doesn't last long.
I got a yellow gt mustang now that car always looks clean

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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:36 PM

PAINT IT BRIGHT ORANGE! :thumbs:


Edited by BTS, March 15, 2015 - 08:36 PM.

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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:37 PM

I've owned multiple black vehicles, keep it waxed, keep it clean, forget perfection, from 20' away everyone will think it looks great. Those little pieces of advice will save on blood pressure meds.

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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:37 PM

PAINT IT BRIGHT ORANGE! :thumbs:

Or Yellow with black stripes!



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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:39 PM

Gonna have the Benz painted flat black this summer(Faux carbon Fiber)



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Posted March 15, 2015 - 08:46 PM

My wife makes any car look good...I on the other hand have folks offer me money for food..


Dude, that's a skill. Hang on to that as you may need it later in life.
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 09:15 PM

The best way I've found to keep a black vehicle clean is to sell it to someone else and let them do it. Black gets dirty just setting in the yard. Sure looks nice though when cared for

Had a black Ramcharger and always used the spot free rinse when it was washed. I don't know what is in that stuff but it never rusted. The new owner didn't use that and within 2 years there were rust spots all over that vehicle. Anyone have any ideas? 


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 09:55 PM

If you wash a black car with soap after it has been sitting in the bright sun, the soap and the minerals in the water can actually "etch" into the paint.

 

It can be prevented by cooling the surface of the car with plain, cool water, before using soap.


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