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what is the best wax to use on a black mazda 3? and how to use it the proper way can anybody tell me and clay how to use that and what type of products i should get
 

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For clay bar I would use Mothers Clay bar kit, it comes with 1 clay bar and a bottle of detail spray + small bottle of wax.

Meguires also has a dual clay bar kit that comes with 2 bars, spray, small bottle of cleaner wax and a polishing towel, all for under $20.

You kneed the clay, flatten it out and spray detailer while working the clay back and forth with light pressure to pull contaimanents out of the paints surface.

You must make sure the car surface is very clean and do this in a shaded area, never in direct sunlight.

You must keep the surface wet with the detail spray while using the clay bar at all times.

Do a 2 to 3 foot area and then wipe off and polish.

After you do this for the entire car, then move on to the wax, apply to small area then buff to a shine.

Results are night and day from a rough hard surface to a brilliant shine and silky smooth.

On darker cars it would be best to test a small area with the wax that is included.

I did a dark blue car today and it seemed to bring out flaws and made scratches more visable.

I remember a wax made for dark cars, but can't think of it.

Check these sites:

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/p21-127.html

http://www.carcareonline.com/

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

Update, just found a really good deal on a 2 clay bar set, better than the Mequires clay and Mothers.

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/son-3200-2.html
 

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FYI - 90% of the great look of a freshly detailed car is due to proper prep prior to waxing (washing, claying, polishing). If the vehicle is prepped well, any wax will look great. For a consumer-level wax, NXT 2.0 is a good combo on dark paint.

What kind wax are you looking for? Max shine, max durability, or a combination of both?

I'd also recommend picking up some Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0 or Meguiar's Ultimate Compound (don't be scared, it's consumer safe). These two products are polishes that will help eliminate the swirls that show up so easily in black paint.

AutoGeek.net is where I buy most of my stuff. If you purchase $95 or more, use coupon code "AGO" to get free shipping which is one of the best deals they offer.
 

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I have a strato blue, and I love using the Poor Boy's Natty's Blue wax...

It's great stuff... Put it on dry, wet, in the shade, in the sun... It really richens up the dark colored cars.
 

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i just used turtle wax 'black box'. a couple of steps in there, but seemed pretty nice to bring out the black shine of the car. even after just a quick rinse in a car wash it still is nice. besides that i just use meguire's nxt wax to keep a nice coat on it. looks really nice though.
 

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you can also layer up the NXT wax for added protection and longevity.

has anyone heard anything about Klasse polish and sealant? maybe I should make a separate thread on it.
 

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i just saw a wax at autozone specifically for black cars. maybe it might be a load of bs
 

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Some waxes/sealants do look better on certain paints. That said, I wouldn't put too much stock in to the stuff that's in the stores. If you stick with Mother's, Meguiar's, or Duragloss you should do just fine.
 

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I believe he is referring to http://www.turtlewax.com/main.taf?p=2,1,4,28

I don't like the idea of using anything with a dye in it to change the color.

I would recommend sticking to Duragloss(available at carquest), Meguiars #26 (sometime available at Autozone or Advance) or Megs NXT 2.0 in that order.
 

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i literally just got done doing mine:
1. Clayed the car using Mother's Clay Bar kit, came with 2 80g clay bars, their quick detailer, and a terry cloth
2. Polished the car using Meguiar's SwirlX, only because i couldn't find their ultimate compound around here

its very easy to do, just follow the instructions TEKWATCH posted previously.
 
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