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Ok, the question I've noticed that is often asked,

"whats the best products to use on black"

Well I thought I'd offer some pics of the products & results I've had over the past 18mths.

These materials are also good for other dark paint colours.[:)]

Meguiars GoldClass

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Pinnicle Sourvan cannuba Wax

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Clearkote Cannuba Wax

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Shame there is not so much sunlight on the last pic!

- very impressive and different types of finishes.

So out of choice, what combo would you go for?

with the clearkote cab wax, did you use the hand glaze before it ?
 

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Quote: posted by oxford on 20/03/2005 10:25:59

Shame there is not so much sunlight on the last pic!

- very impressive and different types of finishes.

So out of choice, what combo would you go for? either # 2 or 3, both are good for me, the megs GC is a bit of hard work, from what I can remember

with the clearkote cab wax, did you use the hand glaze before it ? Of course [^]



Its quite hard to tell if the clearkote is any better than the Pinnicle due to the amount of pinnicle already applied.

I'll send you a pic of the corsa & you can judge for yourself, thats had never been detailed before yesterday[:I] since she bought it, & its a 53plate[V]
 

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I am glad you are getting good results! [:)] Sure is good stuff @ a good price which ever way you look at it!

Would be good to see the corsa pics!
 

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Hmmmm....think i'll have to start using one of those three!

Out of interest, what do you use on the windows? Mr muscle window cleaner leaves too many streaks!!!
 

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I use the clearkote hand glaze on mine, then buff off with e MF towel, best shine you will get and have amazing water repellant properties. The windscreen effect is amazing!
 

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Yea as oxo cube [:D] says, hand glaze is good, so is P21S Pre paint cleanser.

The last pics I used Megs NXT Glass cleaner, Its available in the uk from next month I believe, I got mine from the states, M&D just returned from their hols, dads more in to his detailing than me [:I][:O] & picked it up for me, along with some NXT Tyre shine [^]
 

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They all look fantastic, can i ask what kind of clothes you are using and maybe a quick description on how you detail it i.e. wash, dry with cloth, rub in wax leve for 10 mins etc etc

Thanks and again it looks amazing.
 

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Ive found Zymol Concours Glaze on top of HD cleanse works wonders on my black mk4. The shine is amazing and repels water and dirt with ease.
 

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Jace -im planning on giving my car a good going over at the weekend or the weekend after - but after looking at so many polishes im still confused as what to get - I was planning on getting the meguiars 3 stage polish (red bottles) - my gttdi 115 is diamond black and I have a few light scrathes near the door handles which I would like to try and conceal or cover - as your motor always looks mint can you tell me which route to go for - which of the three you listed here do you think is the best - my car has been polished 3 times in the last year with autoglym - time to move on !!!!!
 

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Thnaks for your kind remarks.

The megs 3 stage is quite a good place to start from, also their scratch-x is very good to for removing small marks.

Instead of the 3rd stage though I suggest using Megs NXT, you could go for the Cannuba wax, like P21S Or the Clearkote, but the cannuba doesnt last that long, so unless your a weekly waxing freek like myself & oxford I'd just go the NXT route.

You might want to get a clay bar kit too if its not been done before, this will really smooth out the paint

Take a look on www.seriousperformance.co.uk for the materials & also the applicators/cloths , you 'll also get 10% off the total price being a ukmk4 member.[:D]

Hope this is of some help, over to you ox [:D]
 

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All covered there mate!

Consider the SSR2 or the megs scratch x as mentioned.

If your planning on spending a lot of time waxing her up then really go down the clay bar route (do this once every 3 months or so) and you will get much better result.

You will get great results from all these products (as indicated above). So just get what you like! [:)]

Have fun!
 

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So if I get the nxt - which I have heard off before aswell, and will go for this one instead of the 3 stage one, do I still need the cannuba - Im a bit of a perfectionist and dont mind spending time on my Golf getting it to look sweet - I probably look to polish/wax my car every 3 months - you say cannuba does not last that long - so if I was to polish the car every 3 months with nxt would it be good practice to cannunba it on a monthly or month and a half basis to keep it looking good???

by the way appreciate the advice guys [:D]

I gotta admit - black golfs look the bizz - though i am biased!![;)]
 

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Amazing! These pics really are the "benchmark". I've recieved my full Zymol kit and with 4 hours on a good day [soon!] I'm hoping praying for similar results! Great job [:)]
 

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Jace -I have been on the megs web site but cant find the nxt polish you recommend - either im being blind or its not there- there is alink on the site for the nxt range and had information about the nxt range but it does have the option to buy - what does the bottle look like and whats the exact name of the nxt polish.

cheers matey
 

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Quote: posted by kjohal on 01/04/2005 12:51:59

Jace -I have been on the megs web site but cant find the nxt polish you recommend - either im being blind or its not there- there is alink on the site for the nxt range and had information about the nxt range but it does have the option to buy - what does the bottle look like and whats the exact name of the nxt polish.

cheers matey

Yea I noticed that the other day, dont buy from them anyway, too dam expensive P&P, 4 quid !!! Meg's uk could hold a wee wee up in a brewry anyway.[V]

http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detailpage.cfm?sku=g-127&store=meg

Go to www.seriousperformance.co.uk & you'll find it there & get 10% member disc too [:D]
 

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Jace - cheer for that buddy - I gotta admit as I have now seen a few things I need, im gona have to wait a couple of weeks [:(] and get the money together for the bundle of things I now wana order - cant wait to get em though -one thing my blasted printer has just konked out on me so off to my mates to get him to print the order form for me. by the way how do I go about getting the 10% off - does he need proof of me being a mkivs.net member???

ps cant wait to get polshing my motor once my order does come through !!!!
 

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oh another question Jace - I probably look to polish/wax my car every 3 months - you say cannuba does not last that long - so if I was to polish the car every 3 months with nxt would it be good practice to cannunba it on a monthly or month and a half basis to keep it looking good???

once again cheers matey [^]
 
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