Satin black hood.

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  1. Michael Stevens

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    So the Dodge literature suggests two products for the Satin finish on the aluminum hood. I bought both. Mr Beasley's Opaque care and Swissvax. Before I use either product, any suggestions? I am also not familiar with the cquartz process. I read it is very good but kind of pricey. So do I wash and wax the car first? What is the best way to get my paint looking awesome. Ironx then cquartz??? I really want to focus on the hood. I am a newbie so I need the complete skinny on what to do. What about the interior plastics. What should I use. Also I am in Southern California and would be willing to go to pro detailer.
     
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    I use the Zaino product line and Mr. Beasley's stuff on the hood. Both give excellent results. Invest in a buffer.
     
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    Thank you. Dodge says buffer is no no on the hood. They are very particular in the care for the Satin finish. I have the original literature from them with explicit instructions on how to care for the hoods finish. Says no buffer! Says no regular soap. says a lot of things. My paint will NEVER meet Mr Buffer. Always by hand!
     
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    What about good old fashion Carnuba paste wax??
     
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    So your saying deal with it? Ok I can live with that for now. What about this Cquartz treatment? Are you familiar with it? Or what is the best wax to use? Something for the wheels ?
     
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    I put a quartz product on the non-matte surfaces of the car. It works well. But it would make the matte shine.. So I'm not sure if the make a Quartz product that's for Matte paint.

    From the other thread I bought the Harley Denim Cleaner and that does a great job of cleaning the hood and not leaving any streaks. I did buy a Matte Sealant from Chemical guys and applied that. That seemed to work well but not something you are going to do on a weekly basis.

    The other option I will try soon (when I get my car back) is the Xpel Matte protection.
     
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    I bought a product called swissvax. It was suggested in the Dodge literature that came with the car. I think I will try that. About cquartz. I was refering to the rest of the paint job. Also the what do you do for the wheels? Interior?
     
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    Ok.. Got you..

    Here is what I put on mine. Gloss It (that's my car on their page)

    I also put that 9H product on my wheels. Glossit Online | Gloss-it's Online Store - home
     
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    Very cool. Thank you for the information.
     
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    May of has have used a "matte" paint protection film on the black hoods and it looks great and no more concerns about paint care
    It also maintains the matte finish that eas intended and does NOT look shiny.
    I used Expel and I am very happy with the results
     
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    You happen to know the name of the actual product? And also did you install it yourself? Or did you have a professional do it. Located in Newport Beach area of Southern California. So if you happen to know someone who applies that type of thing can you please let me know. Thank you for the information, Mike
     
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    You are correct, no buffer on the matte hood. My bad. But the rest of the car loves it!
     
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    Yep, you bet!
    The product is called XPEL Stealth (matte finish). It was professionally installed here in Chicago. I don;t know of anybody in California but there must be a list of installers out there on the web somewhere. Also, I am sure other forum members have had the XPEL product installed out there in Cali so you might just want to post the question. I have had it on for almost a year and I would definitely recommend it!
     
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    Thanx!
     

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