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Hi I have polished and waxed my black 156 and it still looks dull no shine at all any help please?
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What products did you use?
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If you don't have one, DA machine polisher is a must!! Sonus system does wonders on dark colours or Meguiars Micro Fibre system for 2 stage process.
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A shammy, I use a synthetic shammy from the pound shop where I got microfiber cloths for polishing.
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Shammy is the worst thing you can use IMO. It will put swirls back into the clear coat. Always use a good quality 500 GSM MF drying towel and place out opened to dry in sections, not circular motion either to dry.
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Shammy is the worst thing you can use IMO. It will put swirls back into the clear coat. Always use a good quality 500 GSM MF drying towel and place out opened to dry in sections, not circular motion either to dry.
Thanks, been gagging to say shammy for ages sorry
Shammy after a wash has kept mine all winter.
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you can bin that and do it properly from now on
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There may be contaminants in your black paints clearcoat which are best removed by claying ?
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Rushing off to buy products won't help. On a black car it's all about technique. You are going to have to go back to the drawing board. Wash, Clay, Machine correct defects, Wax. ....and yes, definitely bin the chamois.
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^^^ What he said ^^^ on the washing side, try G3-Pro (farleca) stage 1 product. It paves the way for clay bar work. I'd recommend 3M clay with AG Rapid Detailing spray. You can also try PBW Black Hole Glaze.
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I use Poorboys Black hole on my old Focus RS, bought it up great after a 2 stage machine correction again using Poorboys and Autosmart polishes.

As said above you need to get back to basics, the paint has to be correctly prepped, so clay, polish with DA or rotary if you know what your doing. you can then use a glaze and or wax.

Have a look at the Autobrite website, lots of advise and good products there, and of course the detailing world forum too.

But beware its addictive... all those nice shiny coloured bottles you can buy lol

Oh and ditch the shammy and sponge for a start..

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Oh and ditch the shammy and sponge for a start..

Have fun.

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Sponge too? What else do you use?!
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Lamb's wool mit using the 2 bucket method
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