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    Default Can anyone advise me? Sealants?

    Hi, I have always just washed the car and then if feeling adventurous used autoglim super resin polish to achieve a good shine.

    Being a black shaphire vec the car never looks perfectly clean and I started to use quick detailer once the car was dry to remove any dust or drip marks.

    Recently I have read the detailing guides on this forum. So from them I bought a claying kit. First I would like to know, how dirty does the clay have to get before you turn it to find a clean bit? Any pics? I seem to be putting a few fine scratches on the paint with it. They will buff out but any advice would be excellent.

    Once I have clayed it I intend to polish with the super resin polish that I am used to but then I get confused.

    Should I seal it with sealant or glaze it? Whats the difference. Then where does waxing come into it? Do you wax after you have sealed or glazed?? Can anyone recomend some budget wax? (Links please!!!)

    Being a black car is there anything specific I should do?

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    Oh and just thought I would say, got spured on by that whole vectra vs quasqui thing. I won't be going to that level but still!!!

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    The scratching when claying isn't good, you need to use more lube (detailing spray) make sure the clay and the bodywork has plenty on it otherwise you'll damage the paintwork...
    As for the turning it, all I did was broke the new clay bar into four bits and just used one quarter of it turning it and kneading after each panel. Huh

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    Autoglym super resin is mildly abrasive if I remember rightly?... follow it with a high gloss polish and a wax (collinite is it chaps?)
    My silver beast only gets a wee polish twice a year and looks mustard, not scratch or swirl anywhere!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucklestone View Post
    Should I seal it with sealant or glaze it? Whats the difference. Then where does waxing come into it? Do you wax after you have sealed or glazed??

    Being a black car is there anything specific I should do?
    A sealant & a wax do the same thing: lock in and protect the hard work you did claying/polishing/etc. The only difference is a sealant is made from synthetic ingredients & a wax is (usually) made from natural stuff.

    Longevity, depth, shine, protection, etc all vary with different products but you can't go wrong with:

    Clay
    AG's SRP (polish)
    Poorboy's Blackhole (glaze)
    Collinite 915 (wax)

    In that order.

    HTH.

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    I find Finish Kare KP1000P sealent to be very good. I use it "under" my chosen wax of the time.One of my favorites is Victoria Concours Wax.

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    the fk1000 is brilliant! and easy to use, do a search for more details of the stuff,you won`t be dissapointed matey

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    Another vote for the Collinite 915 wax, if you want something to last a long time protecting that hard work, you cant beat it.

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    I would agree with clay, polish, then glaze followed by a wax.....

    I have heard megs 16 is a good wax for black cars, I have some but not used yet.....

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