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    Not a Vectra, but my father in law has just bought a 6 month old A3 in flat black. There are a few scratched etc in the paint and was wondering the best way to treat them.

    I was thinking a good wash and dry, a polish with Autoglym Super Resin Polish, another polish with Turtle wax Black polish, a seal of Supagard 100+ and then a good quality wax (recommendations?)

    Would that be a fair enough job? Would I need to machine polish some of the scraps as they are showing white underneath?

    I may treat the Vectra to the same if the results are good

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    anyone used this: Chemical Guys Pete's 53 Black Pearl Signature Paste wax? sounds like the right wax for the job lol

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    For Black there only seems to be one polish to recommend, Poorboys Black Hole, plenty here use or used it and great results every time. BTW if there are scratches down to the primer I would suggest having them touched in first. Blacks not too bad a colour to touch in just remember to cut as many bristles off the small brush and take your time doing it.
    Paste waxes are sightly harder to use than hard waxes as its much easier to apply more than you need. The down side is they are harder to remove, you waste wax and you waste money. I only recommend AG HD wax, cant see past it for looks, easy of use, length of durability and if you buy it form ebay or amazon its reasonably priced at around £25.

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    I've used Pete's P53 for a couple of years now as a summer wax on both my last Black Sapphire Vectra and the current Carbon Flash Insignia.

    It's easy enough to use but durability is less than Colly 915. I have not seen either wax enhance the appearance as I normally use a glaze and that stage is as good as what it gets. To be fair no wax I've ever used has improved the finish, even Valentines.

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    is the Poorboys Black Hole not more of a glaze rather than a polish?

    Would I then use the AutoGlym SRP, Poorboys Black Hole and the the like of Pete's 53?

    Thanks for all the recommendations

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    Yes but BH acts very similar to AG SRP as it has cleaners, fillers and glazes too, no harm in doing SRP, BH then Petes though.

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    I have to black cars, Both get the same treatment till the sealing stage. As a normal wash dry and polish I use SRP, EZ creme then megs 16 on one of them. The other gets SRP, EZ creme (Prefer to PBBH), Blacklight then V7

    To remove scratches or marks, none of these products will do the job. You need to remove before you use these products. However a few coats of SRP will cover a lot of the marks for a period of time.

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    SRP has light abrasives in it which BH doesn't. I've used that combination many times before I bought the rotary and DA.

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    Hi all

    I went with a Reins Clay Bar Kit, G3 Scratch Remover Paste, AG SRP, Black Hole, Supagard and then Nattys Wax.

    I all hasn't arrived yet, still waiting on the supagard and clay

    Wife called me last night to say "I hit my car" a black C8, she had reversed into a whitewashed wall, rear quarter panel all scratched and covered in whitewash

    Out with the G3 and polisher, some white spirit to remove the whitewash from the deep scratches, another G3 polish by machine... then the AG SRP by hand, 2 coats, a coat of Black hole by hand (ou er) and then the Nattys wax... all better than new apart from 3 deep scratches in the plastic bumper!!!! Wow, I wish I had taken a before and after picture

    I would highly recommend all these polishes and wax

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    ok after several hours of Reins clay bar, AG SRP, Poor Boys Black Hole, Wonder Wheels Paint Protection and Natty's Wax, here is the finished product...

    It is the Vectra of course, the A3 has not been done yet

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