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Meguiar's Black Wax

Has anyone ever used "Meguiar's Black Wax"?

I have a 09 with a Tuxedo Black paint job, I have heard that it brings out a deeper black, way better then any regular wax, removes swirls and fills in better all the little scratches.

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Get some Adam's Brillant Polish and Buttery Wax, and you get a great finish. Also if you clay bar and use some Revive Polish before the other two, you will get an awesome finish.

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As far as bringing out the shine in your black paint, nothing will beat a good buff/polish with a buffer and compound. As far as black paint specific waxes, a lot of them have pigment fillers that just "cover up" the swirls and small scratches. ive always pushed fixing paint first before you wax it. And as far as claybar. Youre going to definitely want to buff after that. Micro marring occurs during the clay bar process which creates a slight haze to paint, extremely noticeable on black paint. All i have to say is choose the method that will work for your situation.

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+1 one to the clay bar, a good buffing with some compound and some good wax.

My concern with a pigmented wax on the Tuxedo Black paint is that you would loose some of the metallic sparkle. A good, clear wax adds even more depth to an already awesome looking color. I've had two cars with Tuxedo Black paint. Still have one. A good surface prep with the clay bar and some rubbing compound, followed by a good coat of quality wax, yields an incredible finish that is easy to maintain.

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Im a huge detailing buff (do ya see what i did there). Pretty much any quality brand carnauba wax or synthetic sealant will do a good job at PROTECTING the shine that you established with a good claybar/buff. IMO wax doesnt add shine. It adds protection.

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I would caution against using compound on a clearcoat finish, compound will remove the clearcoat and you are just asking for more problems. With all the high quality Swirl and Scratch Removers available (just check out Autogeek to see how many are available) you are much safer using them before wax to correct the paint.

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Clay bars are great for smoothing out and getting a clean smooth surface on the car. They remove ingrained contaminants that are seemingly adhered to the surface of the clear coat. I use a clay bar once or twice a year before I wax my car and I'm always happy with the results. I'm a strong believer in waxing your car four times per year. as far as the meguiars black wax stuff, I have not personally used the stuff (seeing as I have never owned a black car). However I see several of my customers at work buy the stuff; it must do a decent job. However as others have mentioned the black wax should really only be used on a plain Jain black paint job that doesn't have any metallic or other effects in it.
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wash. claybar. polish. wax/seal
i swear by zaino products. a bottel of z-2 or z-3, the zfx cure accelerator, and a bottle of z-6. water beads like it was applied yesterday for about 6 months.
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For quick polishes I like to use Ammo leveling fluid. Does a great job at smoothing out paint without being too aggressive. Finishes down very well too. The only zaino product I use is the border less blonde towels

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I have tried and compared the result with klasse twin. All I can say is that klasse shines better.
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