I have always taken good care of my vehicles. I have always waxed them by hand but still the shine did not "pop" and they had scratches in some areas. My "family vehicle" is a 2007 Lincoln Navigator that certainly was in worse shape paint wise than my 7 with hauling the kids to games and such. So I contacted the Detailed Image and they made some recommendations that I tried today. I am simply amazed at how great these products did on my black Navigator. The paint looks better and is certainly "slicker" to the touch than any paint I have ever had on a vehicle (even new ones).
I bought a Porter Cable 7424XP buffer and found it simple to use. These are the steps I completed today.
1) Washed vehicle
2) Clay Barred with Mothers Showtime.
3)Polished with Blackfire SRC Compound and a Green Lake Country pad.
4)Polished with Menzrma SF 4500 and a Black Lake Country pad.
5)Sealed with Blackfire Wet Diamond All Purpose Paint Sealant (this is deepens the shine and makes the paint so slick.
Tomorrow I will put on one more coat of sealant and then I will put on a coat of Blackfire Midnight Sun Carnauba Wax.
If you have a black car, I highly recommend these products. Blackfire's advertisement says "Don't turn heads, create Whiplash. This stuff is the bomb. It is super shiny and extremely slick to the touch. I am not affiliated with any of the companies listed. I am just a regular guy and a member here. Wanted to share. Would work great on any color paint but awesome on black vehicles.