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Old 10-31-2012, 09:19 PM
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Like rebel.ranter said, you must start off with properly polished paint if you want a deep shine. Polishing out scratches is an art and requires about $400 worth of equipment if you decide to attempt it yourself. I would highly recommend letting a pro prep the paint. Then from that point on apply a sealant or wax yourself regularly to protect the paint.

I use Menzerna Power Finish as a polish (once a year in the spring) then Menzerna Powerlock as my sealant - it last 3 months in the summer and about 5-6 months during the winter. I like the Menzerna because it lasts much longer than wax and has a great glossy finish.

A couple of other popular waxes for black paint that you should look into: Klasse All-In-One or Klasse Twins, Pinnacle Souveran wax (paste or liquid) one of the best waxes available, Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant.

Also check out this thread, starting at post #33. The guy in that thread used to be a detailer and gives some excellent advice.
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