Re: Black paint.
Looks great ! black is a pain in the arse for swirl marks etc.. have a black X-type and a black R1 as well as my wife's 147 Ti which is red thankfully !
never gone down the wet and dry route, but the finish looks great on yours ! and collinite 476 is bloody great wax ! have used it all this year and rate it above anything else i have used and its durability is outstanding !
i use lambswool mitt and drying towel now, after i seen the damage sponges and shammys can do as far as swirls etc.. and it saves all the hard work again !
i use the 476 on the alloys as well and it works great only ever needing a wash down once a week to remove the dust.
but black looks ace when its done proper !
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