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  1. #1 Best Wax for Black Paint? 

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    Alright,
    the reason I joined here.

    Best way to make black paint look new again?
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    Lot of the guys swear by Poorboys. Great products and very good prices. Don't know condition of the paint or what tools you have.

    But I would first wash. Then clay bar the whole vehicle, probably a lot of contaminants. Then a swirl remover on a PC, Followed by Poorboys Black Hole Glaze on the PC. Lastly a polish or wax. Really hard to give you a definitive answer without seeing the vehicle and knowing what you have to work with.
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    I have limited equipment.but do have access to a buffer.
    What else would I need?

    Heres the car.
    Minor swirls.
    Thin paint as per peoples past expirences with early build MM.




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    that is a cool car, If It were mine I would invest in a poorboys world porter cable kit from detailcity.com as all that you would really need would be contained in the kit. I would add to this purchase a tub of natty's red. It looks like you are in a rough part of town. TD
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    you have many options, but if you have thin paint be careful polishing by machine. You would want to use chemical polish vs a mechanical stay away from cutting pads if you do use a machine ... you will also want to use a glaze and then top it with wax/and or a sealant
    life is short ..do it while you can

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    Great car !!!
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It's good to be da King !!!
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    Poorboy's Polish with Carnauba - Blue is my favorite all in one for black paint. It works great by hand or machine. Top with Poorboy's EX or Natty's Blue Paste Wax for an even better look and protection.
    "The trouble is that you think you have time." - Jack Kornfeld
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott P View Post
    Poorboy's Polish with Carnauba - Blue is my favorite all in one for black paint. It works great by hand or machine. Top with Poorboy's EX or Natty's Blue Paste Wax for an even better look and protection.
    I agree with with Scott P ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I do what I do, when I can do it...
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    LOL
    I'm not in a bad part of town.
    It was part of a photo contest.

    Do you guys have any links for the products mentioned.
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    I should tell you.

    The Marauder is a show car.
    It's rare therefore it goes to alot of shows.

    I would LOVE to get a show car detail on it. Any tips on how to get the paint great is welcome.
    I can already see I am in the right place for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott P View Post
    Poorboy's Polish with Carnauba - Blue is my favorite all in one for black paint. It works great by hand or machine. Top with Poorboy's EX or Natty's Blue Paste Wax for an even better look and protection.
    I agree on all parts here but I would add PB...black hole after the P-w-C...black paint is going to have swirls no matter what and the glaze will fill those in and add a bunch of POP!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poorboy View Post
    you have many options, but if you have thin paint be careful polishing by machine. You would want to use chemical polish vs a mechanical stay away from cutting pads if you do use a machine ... you will also want to use a glaze and then top it with wax/and or a sealant
    Good advice.

    I also agree that this just might be the perfect situation for a glaze followed by a wax. (That is following the appropriate paint cleaning prep work already mentioned).
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    What is a good clay bar?

    And what the hell do I do about the dust on it at shows lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300A_FTW View Post
    What is a good clay bar?

    And what the hell do I do about the dust on it at shows lol.
    Locally available:
    Mother's claybar system
    ClayMagic claybar system
    Either will do the job.
    Meguiar's has a clay product also on local shelves, but I have not used it.

    Stand by with a bottle of QD and a MF towel.
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    Meguiars NXT2, or Poorboys Black Hole and EX or Natty Blue.
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