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Best polish(for black)

Postby lozz » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:39 pm

Hi all,
looking for ideas:

whats the best polish for a black car? (panther Black)

My car as turned into a right heap :( ..with all this manky rain, it looked good when ibought it,(not long ago)
still wondering what these dealers use to get the showroom shine, what ever it is its turned to a greasy coating.(cheap skates :frown:
going to spend an hour or two on it before the snow comes& crappy weather comes,
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Re: Best polish(for black)

Postby steve_earwig » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:01 pm

Pageing Mr. Bailey, Mr. Bailey to the waxy telephone please.

Did you try boot polish?
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Re: Best polish(for black)

Postby GingerMagic » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:15 pm

Hi Lozz.
I purchased some 'poorboys- black hole' polish for my car. It goes on quite nice, easy to rub off (snigger) and still looks good after a year with only one wash. I'm sure Sam or J (waxman) can give you good recommendations.
steve_earwig wrote:Did you try boot polish?

I think Lozz wants to polish the whole car..... :lol:
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Re: Best polish(for black)

Postby lozz » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:23 pm

steve_earwig wrote:Pageing Mr. Bailey, Mr. Bailey to the waxy telephone please.

Did you try boot polish?


^ nah not yet. :lol:

Actualy ive heard of stories of it been used on cars tho,(over the pond in stan)
i guess 'its one of them ..'im bored iwill try this things..or frig it this is all we have 'itl do,

'its only a ford i might try it, perhaps itl help keep the rust away., :mrgreen:
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Re: Best polish(for black)

Postby lozz » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:25 pm

GingerMagic wrote:Hi Lozz.
I purchased some 'poorboys- black hole' polish for my car. It goes on quite nice, easy to rub off (snigger) and still looks good after a year with only one wash. I'm sure Sam or J (waxman) can give you good recommendations.
steve_earwig wrote:Did you try boot polish?

I think Lozz wants to polish the whole car..... :lol:


cheers,

what about,Dodo juice..blue velvet, ?


where do they get these names from,. :?
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Re: Best polish(for black)

Postby rwb » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:17 am

GingerMagic wrote:... 'poorboys- black hole' ...


Yes, get this stuff!

It fills in light swirls and gives a really deep gloss.

However, it's not a polish or a wax or a sealant.

You may want to polish first -- if you're brave -- to actually remove some of the swirls and imperfections.

After polishing is the time to apply the Black Hole.

Finally, you need a wax or a sealant. I'm using Bouncer's Fortify from waxman on here, which is quite a hard wax: it's hard work to apply but it lasts very well.

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Re: Best polish(for black)

Postby lozz » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:19 pm

Thanks guys..much appreciated.

I've orders the black hole.. £50. Ouch.
I've also orders the blue velvet..I plan to use both.

I picked up a kit from halfords too ..some turtle wax stuff designed for black cars.
Black box. (Gamble) I guess.
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Re: Best polish(for black)

Postby steve_earwig » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:45 am

I bought some blue wax for the old yoyo, can't remember the brand (something German) but it's supposed to hide all the scratches, of which the old yoyo has many. All it did was turn all the scratches from white to light blue, so they still stand out, but it did turn my hands a nice dark blue :roll:
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Re: Best polish(for black)

Postby lozz » Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:16 pm

I've used something similar before..I think it was sonax.
Which was good stuff..trouble is the rain seems to wash it away after a week or so.
It'd be good if they made some sort of sealant to go with it..
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Re: Best polish(for black)

Postby GingerMagic » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:33 pm

lozz wrote:I've orders the black hole.. £50. Ouch.


I only paid £18 for a big bottle...http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/POORBOYS-WORL ... xykmZTLFFA - this is why I recommended it... :oops:

Rich, I didn't realise it wasn't a polish, looks good anyway and I guess it could do with another layer before winter - I've also got the Bouncers wax from 'Waxman' to try out still.
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Re: Best polish(for black)

Postby lozz » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:48 pm

GingerMagic wrote:
lozz wrote:I've orders the black hole.. £50. Ouch.


I only paid £18 for a big bottle...http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/POORBOYS-WORL ... xykmZTLFFA - this is why I recommended it... :oops:
:arrowu:
I orderd the Us gallon one,

ithought itd last a 'year or so, or use as emergency fuel if i run out.. :lol:
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Re: Best polish(for black)

Postby lozz » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:41 pm

Well the polish was good ..its lasted pretty good.
But all this rain we've had as washed it away..

Had a lucky find..in the spare wheel well..
Found half tub of zymol concourse glaze..wax stuff
Don't know how old it is..
Does car wax go off..? Anyone know..

I priced the stuff up on a website it seems shockingly expensive..

BTW..fwiw..the kit igot from halfords / black box..
I've used abit out of it..its OK for quick detailing but it seems hard work for what it is..
If anyone wants it for free..send me pm.
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