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Old 10-04-2014, 03:20 PM
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I have been a Zaino user for several years with my old Honda S2000 (silver) and Lexus LS400 (white) with ease of use and great results.

I don't think Zaino gives the depth of some products, and now with black paint, I want to take care of it and keep it in great condition while at the same time not having to completely obsess.

My rule of thumb has been you clay bar a new vehicle (or even new to you) to clean the paint of rail dust, etc., then as long as you keep the paint protected, no real need to clay bar again. Correct, or incorrect?

I was not familiar with Collinite before joining this forum; sounds like a great product. Does it give the depth of shine you want with black paint?

What are your thoughts for best products for black paint as far as polish, sealer, and wax?

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I use collinite on my black Ram and it's an excellent product. Deep shine and long lasting. Beads like crazy. I've used menserna all in one wax/polish as well with excellent results. I apply both products with my PC using orange and green pads. Black is one of the toughest to keep looking new, hope this helps
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Let me suggest that after you are finished claying and polishing, you apply a good sealant(my favorite is Wolfgang 3.0). Let it cure over night then top it with Collinite 845. The purpose of the sealant is to give you added protection for a greater length of time. The Collinite will give you added protection, more depth and a little more "pop". I also use Opti Spray Wax after every wash. Nothing looks better than a freshly detailed black vehicle, however as you probably know---it can be a full time job.
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is collinite all in one wax? Checked the site there's a bunch of them.
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is collinite all in one wax? Checked the site there's a bunch of them.
They do make many different waxes, but what most guys on here are referring to is their #845 liquid insulator wax.
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They do make many different waxes, but what most guys on here are referring to is their #845 liquid insulator wax.
So that would be only sealing it correct? I use Nu Finish myself since it's an all in one.
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So that would be only sealing it correct? I use Nu Finish myself since it's an all in one.
Well, the 845 is considered a "LSP" or last stage product. A wash, clay, compound (if needed), polish, sealer, and then finally a LSP is the way to get the most out of 845.

All depends on how much time and effort is right for you.
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Let me suggest that after you are finished claying and polishing, you apply a good sealant(my favorite is Wolfgang 3.0). Let it cure over night then top it with Collinite 845. The purpose of the sealant is to give you added protection for a greater length of time. The Collinite will give you added protection, more depth and a little more "pop". I also use Opti Spray Wax after every wash. Nothing looks better than a freshly detailed black vehicle, however as you probably know---it can be a full time job.
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Is there a particular clay and polish that you recommend?
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These guys will give you plenty to think about and research.
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I agree with^^^^^. Autogeek is a great resource for information. It can be a little over powering but the information is really great. I use a Wolfgang spray polish with my Porter Cable and have found that it does an excellent job. There are a dozen types of clay bars. It's almost your choice--some are more abrasive than others so you might watch that, and there are now some alternatives to clay bars that you can read about in autogeek, although I've always used a clay bar.
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