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anybody got any idea what is the best polish to use on metallic black.

i've tried various types from auto glym to showroom shine,but can't find
one i'm totally happy with.

when black is clean it looks great.

look forward to your feedback.

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A dedicated Polish which is good is Gtechniq P1, but it won't mask minor swirls which I know are more obvious on black cars. AGSRP was my previoulsy preferred polish, which has some filling capabilities. If it is swirly then see if you can machine polish it.

You might get a better finish by applying a wax/sealer after polishing. I only polish twice a year.
 

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+1 for Poorboys Blackhole Glaze, its great stuff. My Polish of choice is either Poorboys Pro Polish 1.2 or Meg's Ultimate Compound.
 

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do any of you think the car shampoo makes a big difference?

i just use trutle wax shampoo.

tried the self drying shampoo it was terrible left a horrible film on
the car. only good for washing my conservatory windows.

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Mine was treated with diamondbright when I bought it new about nine months ago, I keep useing the conserver as instructed, but im wondering how long the treatment lasts and if I can repolish? Its milano red.
 

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Simonz Black Diamond :)

Cost me under £3 on offer and with a machine polish and some time my NHB comes up very nice. Although I definately wouldn't call myself a detailer.
 

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do any of you think the car shampoo makes a big difference?

i just use trutle wax shampoo.

tried the self drying shampoo it was terrible left a horrible film on
the car. only good for washing my conservatory windows.

:confused:
I would say it does. You want a good shampoo to give you a really clean surface to work on. Also make sure your not using a shampoo with wax in it
 

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Simonz Black Diamond :)

Cost me under £3 on offer and with a machine polish and some time my NHB comes up very nice. Although I definately wouldn't call myself a detailer.
What I meant to say was: Simoniz Diamond Hard Wax. £4.50 at all good retailers. I use this after an Autolgym Polish and she comes up lovely. Just need to get my hands on some fresh cloths for this year as my cheapo microfibres and cheap shammy are useless & ruined.
 

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What I meant to say was: Simoniz Diamond Hard Wax. £4.50 at all good retailers. I use this after an Autolgym Polish and she comes up lovely. Just need to get my hands on some fresh cloths for this year as my cheapo microfibres and cheap shammy are useless & ruined.
tried simoniz original wax, it was a nightmare to buff up.

greased lightening showroom shine was not bad for a quick buff up.
only used it after car was washed never trust it to clean dirt from car.
did leave the car silky smooth,but didn't last.

think i'll try poorboys black hole glaze followed by natty wax when
better weather comes.
 
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