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#1 94BlkStang

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 11:39 AM

Any of you old timers out there use the Liquid Ebony polish/glaze. My dad's automotive shop was next door to a detailer and he used this stuff all the time. He also had a wax he used that was pink and I think it had a name like Grantiz or something. This would of been in the 70's. Okay, so I just dated myself. Just curious if these products are still around and what they are like in comparison to todays products.:D

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 11:46 AM

When I was a kid I used some liquid ebony(I am 27 now). As far as I know the company that made liquid ebony went of business. The father who owned the company died, the son sold it for the $. At least that is what I heard.

No idea about the wax unless it is cherry wet wax.

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 12:16 PM

I used liquid ebony in 1975 to polish a lacquer paint job. I'm a little older.

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 05:08 PM

The "pink stuff" was called Pink Crystal, I haven't seen it around since the mid 1980's.

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#5 Auto Care USA

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 05:13 PM

I loved this stuff. As someone said here they went out of business a couple years ago. I would love to have some of this stuff.

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 05:31 PM

When I first started working for Meguiar’s as an Outside Sales Rep, I called on the Ron Tonkin Grand Turismo dealership in the where they sell high-end luxury and sports cars.

I called on their head detailer and watched him buff out a Ferrari using Liquid Ebony and a wool pad. As I watched horrified, he told me that he was so good at buffing out paint that he never left any swirls in any of the cars he buffed out.

As far as I know, the Liquid Ebony was primarily mineral oil. As he was buffing, I thought to myself... while the Liquid Ebony isn't instilling any swirls into the finish of this Ferrari, the wool fibers of his pad sure are...

Poor future owner....

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 08:13 PM

I've never heard of either. Back in the late 70's and early 80s, I was using Rain Dance Paste.

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 08:26 PM

Originally posted by Scottwax
I've never heard of either. Back in the late 70's and early 80s, I was using Rain Dance Paste.


When I first bought my drag boat in 1982, I tried Rain Dance because of the great looking water beads on the pakaging. I wanted my boat to bead water really well so I figured Rain Dance was the best product.

I remember saving coupons for a $1.00 off the suggested retail price because back then I thought a product like Rain Dance was an expensive wax.

When I think back about those days, it never really seemed to work that well but I enjoyed the process so much that it was easy to apply and remove two coats without a second thought.

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 08:57 PM

Originally posted by Mike Phillips
When I first started working for Meguiar’s as an Outside Sales Rep, I called on the Ron Tonkin Grand Turismo dealership in the where they sell high-end luxury and sports cars.

I called on their head detailer and watched him buff out a Ferrari using Liquid Ebony and a wool pad. As I watched horrified, he told me that he was so good at buffing out paint that he never left any swirls in any of the cars he buffed out.

As far as I know, the Liquid Ebony was primarily mineral oil. As he was buffing, I thought to myself... while the Liquid Ebony isn't instilling any swirls into the finish of this Ferrari, the wool fibers of his pad sure are...

Poor future owner....

Mike



Funny you should mention Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, I happen to know exactly where that is at, as I'm from Portland. The place that carried the products I mentioned in my post was Auto Accessory Distributor (AAD) which is also close to my home.

Scottwax,

I think we've all used Rain Dance at one time. Actually thought it worked pretty good, but I didn't know much about polishes and waxes then. Also used The Treatment with some satisfaction.:D

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 05:57 AM

ebpcivicsi is right. The father died and the family just let the company go in the shi--er. I used it in the 80's and it was good stuff!!!! I changed ISP so i don't have the link but a few weeks ago I found a black carnauba wax. Try a search.

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 06:32 AM

Use to come in a black bottle/white lettering. I ditched it at our last community toxic cleanup day ! The stuff smelt like a chemical factory !!
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Posted 15 June 2004 - 07:13 AM

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 07:16 AM

Originally posted by a.k.a. Patrick
Use to come in a black bottle/white lettering. I ditched it at our last community toxic cleanup day ! The stuff smelt like a chemical factory !!



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#14 ALAN81

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 07:24 AM

REMEMBER this product well ....................BACK in the days around here anybody who had a black or navy car used liquid ebony or yellow simonize in a can I thiought both products were excellent if you knew what you were doing!

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 03:59 PM

I used it on a custom black laquer paint job when I was a kid. Mike is right it was basically a oil based product. It was good in the day but there is far better products today. King for a day type product

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 04:06 PM

I beg to differ, but Liquid ebony was definetly a water based product.

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 04:40 PM

I took Autobody repair and painting at a tech. institute in the
1970's. Liquid Ebony was used at that time to polish new
uncured acrylic laquer paint jobs" Lucite" after compounding.
Liquid Ebony polished out swirls and really made the new paint
really look great without any wax that would hinder the cure process. This was one of the very best products for high speed polishing in its day.

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 06:00 AM

What ever happened to Rain Dance anyway? My dad has some old cans of liquid rain Dance in the garage which are prolly 25 years old by now, im sure theyre useless now, but whatever happened to the company?

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Posted 28 June 2004 - 05:37 PM

i still have some liquid ebony i brought it about two years ago.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 01:01 AM

Unfortunately, this is almost impossible to find, my father introduced me to Liquid Ebony, it is an amazing product, however like i said it is close to impossible to find. I have a half of a bottle left myself. There is a close replacement for it....it isnt exactly like Liquid Ebony, but it works about 95% as well. The way accomplish it is like this, you need to combine 2 products the first is readily available at any store that sells automotive cleaning products.--Meguiars Ultimate Compound, the second is PL22 Gloss Intesifier, made by PDP Professional Detailing Products Inc. 1128 Tuscarawas Street West, Canton, Ohio 44702 (330)-454-5104 (800)-321-8884 www.ohioautosupply.com-- As I said before..its not Liquid Ebony but, by mixing these 2 products together it works 95% as well.




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