Best polish for a black paint?

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  1. Dizz

    Dizz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    2004 Obsidian black metallic paint, obviously it's not perfect and I would like to make it look it's best.
    I have never clay-barred anything in my life but I'm open to the idea.
    I have used AG SRP before and I know it's liked for its filling probities, but it is dusty to use and there must be something better?
    So Im looking for recommendations please, remember it's for black metallic paint with swerlies
    1. Clay-bar
    2. Polish with filling properties
    3. Wax top coat
    Oh and I don't have £1000 for a thimble of wax from a virgin unicorn! lol
    Thanks.


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    Megs Mirror Bright Polish i find is stunning , then top it off with Zymol Carbon Wax

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    I've used DODO Juice Purple Haze on my black cars
     
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    i guess you want something quite abrasive, i am looking forward to the answer too
     
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    I use the crushed pubic hairs from mountain village virgins. This is then mixed with their orgasmic fluids to create a unique polish. I can sell you this for £2 grand a thimble full.

    Alternatively you could use Poorboys Black Glaze. Then a Sonax sealer.

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    Thats how that pubic hair got in my tub of Carbon:doh: Lol
     
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    I said no virgin unicorn pubes etc!!!
    But if you have the post code for that village I'll stick it in the satnav and go find it at the weekend
     
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    Poorboys Black Hole Show Glaze is what you want. It can be applied by hand or a mop and is excellent for what you describe. It does use fillers to mask swirls so does need a good sealer on the when it is all done. I use Sonax but have used Collinite both with great results ob black cars.
     
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    Doesn't that create swirls & run marks that are hard to remove accompanied with a strong odour of "Fish" /Potato??
     
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    Nearly all the effect you strive for comes from the amount of effort you are prepared to put into the preparation of the clearcoat. Given that polishing is just a succession of diminishing scratches the best results are going to be obtained by a 2-stage approach. The coarser grade of polish will correct the imperfections whilst the finer grade will further reduce the scratches left behind by the coarser grade. I assume you will be polishing by hand rather than with a machine. This can produce excellent results but does require a monumental effort. A kit like this will get you started:

    Sonus Hand Polish Bundle

    Obsidian Black will benefit from a colour-charged topcoat and for that I would steer you to one of the newer technology products on the market. It is a hybrid of both sealant and wax in a paste form, in this case the wax element is montan wax which is naturally black so will certainly favour your car colour. The finish is not the uber-crisp sterile retina-searing gloss of a sealant that favours lighter coloured cars but a slightly more muted warm oily finish that appears to be a mile deep and is the look that really makes black cars stand out.

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    Seems like this might be relevant to my interests!
     
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    As for the clay bar....I`d get a clay cloth if I was you. Much easier and quicker to use.
     
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    AKA clay mitt.
     
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    +1 on the clay cloth or mitt. Personally I prefer the mitt version over the cloth purely because of the speed factor and likelihood of not accidentally dropping it. And if you do, it is not game over like when using a traditional piece of clay. A quick rinse under the tap or dunk in a bucket of water will remove all detritus from the polymer rubber surface. My favourite mitt can be reused around 60 times and is far superior to the Farecla G3 version sold in Halfrauds. I use the fine grade version but it is also available in a both milder and more aggressive variants:

    Clay Mitt - Blue Fine Grade

    For lubrication you can use a stronger than normal solution of car shampoo or washing-up liquid. Some car shampoos like Meguiars Gold Class have added wax content so I tend to steer away from those as you don't really want to add an extra film before polishing. There are also dedicated clay lubes available. I've used this in a cheapo mister bottle from Toostation with great success:

    Dodo Juice Born Slippy
     
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    Thanks for your replies
    They do three levels of mitt, which one do you think I should use? (Remember I've never use a (claybar)
    Is the website you linked to the one you buy from?


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    I'd stick with the one I linked to, it's the middle grade. You may make slightly quicker progress with the more aggressive orange mitt but once you have refined your paint for the first time and are keeping it in good condition, the orange mitt will be unnecessary overkill on subsequent claying sessions. The shop I linked to is a specialist in detailing supplies so you are always assured of a genuine item that is known to work and it also posts review feedback from customers so you can judge the popularity of a particular product. There are plenty of other reputable online specialist suppliers around such as Motorgeeks, Perfectly Cleaned (always try 10DISC for 10% off your total at Checkout) and Polished Bliss (free postage on everything). Of course you could always take a punt with a Chinese copy but remember, you get what you pay for. The old adage "buy cheap, buy twice" generally rings true.

    Chinese Clay Mitt £8.99 delivered
     
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    If you want something that will fill light holograms and swirls and make the paint shine,then the best product i have used by far is 50 cal filler show glaze.

    Lots better than blackhole and AG UDS..

    Topped with Fusso Kiwami dark...

    You will achieve a brilliant deep shine that will last for ages.

    Both products can be had for £40 or so and will last a lifetime.
     
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    just really keep that clay mitt very well lubed and yes black hole is good stuff
     
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    Ok so far I have....

    Clay mitt (blue-fine grade)
    Megs gold class shampoo
    Megs ultimate wash & wax
    Poorboys black hole
    Poorboys nattty blue wax

    Now looking for a cutting compound and a DA! (see new thread)

    Thanks everybody for your input/help
     
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    I've used clay bars in the past but yesterday used a G3 mitt from Hslfords £13.

    Great product. I may try alternatives in the future but if you've never used clay before you can't go wrong you will be impressed.
     

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