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  1. 392

    392 Silver Member

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    I have a pitch black cat. As we all know if you just touch the paint you get a scuff. Drives me nuts. First question, when you come back from a cruise, & it just gets dusty, what's the proper way to clean off the car without scratching it...I have been using a duster first, then black detail spray..been working very nice..is there a better way to dust off?..I also bought some meguires paint protect....but I'm a little afraid to try it. Anyone else use it on a black car?...
    I don't want to regret using it....thanks all....
     
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    HellScoot Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    I don't have black but red and still after every ride get the dust and pollen off before going back under the cover in the garage. I don't always want to drag out the hose, wash the car, and air blow it dry to prevent scratches after every use. I had the car coated which should help and I usually do a waterless wash spray with lots of microfiber towels and so fat good results. Work top to bottom of the car knowing the worst road soot is at the bottom and wheels. That would be the advise I would share as your best bet to keep the black as scratch free as possible.
     
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    yea, don't want to drag out the hose every time..pia....black car is beautiful, but what a pain....you see the slightest mark....
     
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    This is true. I wash it once a week and it's dirty a day or two after I wash it from smudges and dust, but still looks damn good. Easily worth the PIA.
     
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    One of the first things is to make sure the paint is perfect, then protect it, then maintain it. As Hellscoot has done, I think coating a new car is the best possible way to keep that car looking new for longer. Once coated, you can use some different products to maintain the finish. Chemical engineering has made leaps and bounds in car care, so you can use some simple solutions to keep the car looking great between traditional washing.

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    Congrats on having he nicest and fastest color! I did xpel on mine which is great for no swirl marks. I use the California Duster and meguiars quick detailer spray which seems to be a great combo. I'm not sure it there is anything that will actually repel dust. I'm doing ceramic coating next I'll let you know how that works out. Black is definitely worth the work!
     
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    I don't have anyone I can trust to do the coatings....what about these wipe on protectants?.. like the meguires paint protect?..anyone use these diy stuff? is it better than wax?
     
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    I see you are in Arizona, if you are near Gilbert, I highly recommend this shop. Brother and Sister team that does outstanding work and have a number of Hellcats under their belt.

    Professional Auto Detailing | Quartz Finest

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    almost 4 hrs away, really wanted to try & find something closer...not to many options where I am.....
     
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    Give me a minute....

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    Wow, I looked at the two companies I work with and Windows and Wheels is the only one I could put my recommendation behind. That is strictly based off what I know it takes for them to be an installer. I do not have any other recommendations for Arizona.

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    I know, don't want to stay in a hotel for as long as it would take..I have a great wrap guy local, but he doesn't do paint correction...he does clear bra.....
     
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    I don't know much about it but shouldn't he do paint correction before applying the clear?
     
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    he does car wrapping & tinting..he said he don't do correction.....I'm surprised I can't find someone within a 50 radius....I'm just outside snowflake....
     
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    Black is awesome. Another factor to consider. Black is not a color; Its a full-time job.
     
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