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I use Zaino products on my vehicle. They aren't available in stores, so I have to purchase them online, but they are well worth it.

A kool trick I do is called a wet wax, where I smear wax onto my car while it's still wet after being washed to obtain a high shine.
 

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I have to be insane but am considering getting my car in black as this car in black really gets my heart going. Any suggestions of what to do or not to do to keep black in the best condition possible? I was thinking I would have it detailed 2X a year by a local who comes recommended. I know it only takes one wrong person to ruin the finish and leave those dang swirl marks on an otherwise beautiful car. Also, any on-line resources that anyone knows of are also appreciated.
 

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I have to be insane but am considering getting my car in black as this car in black really gets my heart going. Any suggestions of what to do or not to do to keep black in the best condition possible? I was thinking I would have it detailed 2X a year by a local who comes recommended. I know it only takes one wrong person to ruin the finish and leave those dang swirl marks on an otherwise beautiful car. Also, any on-line resources that anyone knows of are also appreciated.
The best you could do is cocoon your car. Just kidding. It will take a lot of extra effort to keep clean and avoid swirls. Check forum sponsor Detailers Domain. You can also email him (Phil). He's a great guy and will help you keep your black CLA looking its best.


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I have to be insane but am considering getting my car in black as this car in black really gets my heart going. Any suggestions of what to do or not to do to keep black in the best condition possible? I was thinking I would have it detailed 2X a year by a local who comes recommended. I know it only takes one wrong person to ruin the finish and leave those dang swirl marks on an otherwise beautiful car. Also, any on-line resources that anyone knows of are also appreciated.
Black CLA looks really nice but keep it up is a real concern. You may want to consider greeting clear bra as rock chips are very visible on black color.
 

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Detailers Domain has excellent pricing and he is a gentlemen. I buy all of my products from Phil.
 

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Exo v2

I am in miami, i have been using gthecniq crystal laquer c1 and exo over it, on bugatti, ferrari, lambo and others, specially in black is phenomenal, sear it on autogeek, is realy easy to apply and lasts for 3-4 years, not cheap but worth every penny.
 

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Hi Guys & gIRLS

I was about to start the new detailing thread for everyone, where we all can share our detailing experience, and than come across this thread which raised in 2013 by chief El Chorizo :)
Thought to bump it so we all collectively share OUR detailing efforts

I am not detailing expert but in to this hobby for more than 20 years , so you can throw all kinda questions I will try to answer
I am in Newfoundland, Canada since 3 years , just bought 2015 CLA250 4 Matic ,I also have Ford edge 2011 Limited edition
As Merc is 2015 & was at dealership so she needs some work to get her back to shine, so did few sessions

Double bucket wash
clay
wash
polish ( DODO lime prime
Polish (DODO lime prime
Glazing ( I used meguiars black wax for that ) that my own experiment )
sealed her with Wolfgang deep gloss sealant 3
Couple of coats od DODO Orange crush .

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Ordered Victoria products ...... so excited :)
 

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Your car looks super! I also have black and this is the first black car for me. I never understood why some thought so highly of black. Now I know. It is a pain in the ass but when it is cleaned, polished and waxed it shines like no other color. I made a lot of calls to Meguiar's when I first bought the car and then started asking questions on the auto geek web site. I was disappointed with Meguiar's Ultimate Wax but the Meguiar' s liquid carnuba Gold is fantastic. For Christmas I am treating myself to a Porter Cable polisher, foam gun, and a host of Pinnacle products, clay, swirl remover, paint cleanser, polish and wax. But it will be at least April before it will be warm enough to start.
 

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Your car looks super! I also have black and this is the first black car for me. I never understood why some thought so highly of black. Now I know. It is a pain in the ass but when it is cleaned, polished and waxed it shines like no other color. I made a lot of calls to Meguiar's when I first bought the car and then started asking questions on the auto geek web site. I was disappointed with Meguiar's Ultimate Wax but the Meguiar' s liquid carnuba Gold is fantastic. For Christmas I am treating myself to a Porter Cable polisher, foam gun, and a host of Pinnacle products, clay, swirl remover, paint cleanser, polish and wax. But it will be at least April before it will be warm enough to start.
Thanks a lot Sir for comments
Seems like you are gona be ready with big guns :) good luck as Pinnacle has some great products
Mine is parked in garage as harsh winter is already started in Newfoundland Canada , just received Victoria Cleanser ,red wax & detailer spray , excited to used it :)
 
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