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Old 03-26-2010, 02:19 AM
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I'm a 3M guy and use 3 steps.

1: Scuffs and scratches get 3M Perfect-It rubbing compound
2: All paint gets the Imperial Hand Glaze liquid wax or (preferably) Perfect-It paste wax.
3: From there all paint gets the 3M Quick Wax spray wax.

Why the spray wax you may wonder? A trick I learned from one of the top body shops in the state. The ultra thin quick wax gets rids of the streaks that are ultra noticeable on black.

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Really the color of your paint isn't that important when determining what wax to use, but it can play some role. As Smitty mentioned, you aren't putting the wax on the color coat, but rather the clearcoat, so the color of the base coat doesn't directly effect the wax in any way. HOWEVER, some waxes are formulated to look better on darker colored cars, whereas some are formulated to look better on lighter colored cars. You, obviously, would need one formulated to work better on darker cars. Unfortunately there is really nothing specific to black. I'd recommend Natty's Blue (first retailer that comes to mind is detailedimage.com). It's cheap, looks great (much better than crappy OTC stuff like turtle wax), and is known to be especially good on darker vehicles by making them appear darker/deeper/wetter. Also, Smitty mentioned Chemical Guys Pete's 53, which is an excellent wax. Looks absolutely amazing. However, it comes at a steeper price. Pete's 53 runs a little over $50, and Natty's Blue is $20.
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i have a black truck and i go with chemical guys. Ive used petes 53 and xxx caranuba wax. both look amazing

the ice i didnt really care for, but the black box did wonders on my jeep that i had, now i use black box on my mazda protege5


alot of different companies make alot of awesome products

you really can go wrong if you follow the directions

to each their own

i can only say is buy some different stuff and see what you like, or what works best

personally i know that if you try a company like chemical guys, once you get over the price, you wont go to anything else

but thats my 2 cents
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NXT does a good job, I also use on called TurboWax. It's easier then NXT, I've used a bunch of different wax's and still come back to the Turbowax products.
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I use Zaino on my truck and my wifes Camaro. Most of the salts from this winter would rinse off with very little need to use anything to clean it off. Washed them this weekend and took very little time to get them polished up again. Once it warms up, they'll both be getting several more coats to make them shine!
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IMHO---Zanio is a great choice. It is a sealant and will probably outlast "wax" by months and months. If you don't particulary like the shine of Zanio you can always put a "good quality" wax(Collinite) over the Zanio. This will give the Zanio a little extra "pop". The wax will last for 2-3 months and the Zanio will last well over 6 months. Everyone has their own favorite based on what they have had success with in the past. Thats why some people like beans in chile and some people don't. It's just a matter of taste--------and how often you wanna detail your truck.
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IMHO---Zanio is a great choice. It is a sealant and will probably outlast "wax" by months and months. If you don't particulary like the shine of Zanio you can always put a "good quality" wax(Collinite) over the Zanio. This will give the Zanio a little extra "pop". The wax will last for 2-3 months and the Zanio will last well over 6 months. Everyone has their own favorite based on what they have had success with in the past. Thats why some people like beans in chile and some people don't. It's just a matter of taste--------and how often you wanna detail your truck.
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zymol wax here....... since the newer paints are clear coated color wax waste of $$$$$$
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I just got a bottle of Collinite 845.
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I just put a coat of Collinite 915 over my Zanio and had hell trying to get it off. Finally had to use my Porter Cable. I called Collinite and after talking to them I still haven't figured out exactly what I did wrong. The only thing I can figure out is that the temp was in the low 60's and they said it should be at least 70 when you apply it. I put a really light coat on and let it dry to a haze. I only did one panel at a time.-----Luke, maybe you got some idea of the problem???????
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