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Hello all,

I've owned a silver Toyota Camry for about 7 years now and for those of you with silver vehicles know you can spend about 3-4 hours detailing and polishing and waxing and your silver still looks the same. Recently my wife found a 2015 Honda Accord that she fell in love with. The only problem is its black. I've never owned a black car and even our salesman said good luck keeping it clean. After reading all over the forums here as well as on other detailer websites I'm totally lost and just need some advice as to the direction I should go with getting this car to look its best.

As for some additional information I plan to use the two bucket method with a MF wash mitt. I've heard I should use multiple towels to dry it especially on the lower half and around wheels due to picking up rocks and road grim that weren't washed away during the washing portion.

After washing I intend to clay it but this is where I'm stuck. I plan to either use UC, or swirl X (not quite sure if I want to jump right to UC or baby steps with swirl X). I'll follow the clay and compound with a polish and finally a wax (most likely UW). I will be applying almost everything with my GG6.

This car is a daily driver and I'll probably use some type of quick detailer or quick wax in between washes to keep that deep glow that black cars are capable of giving off.

Any advice offered will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
 

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First off welcome to the forum glad to have you join us.

Can't offer any advice as it appears you have all bases covered... sounds like you have experience and the ability to get the job done. Would love to see before & after pictures once job is completed.

Black cars are beautiful when they have a deep rich shine... they are a b!tch to keep them that way... takes a lot of work/effort but well worth the reward.
 

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I'm still in college so i really don't have a consistent salary. I do have $500 stashed away and have a steady job when i come home for break. So I really cant afford the top notch stuff but I think a set in the range of $1000-$1400 isn't out of reach. I really liked the Lexani black label R-six's, not sure how much those run. also these seem kinda like Speed Test what im looking for
 

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HI

Because I'm still in college, I don't have a steady income. When I come home for break, I have $500 in the bank and a solid job. So, while I can't buy the best, I believe a set in the $1000-$1400 range is within my reach. I loved the Lexani black label R-sixes, although I'm not sure how many were made. Also, they appear to be similar to the Speed Test that I'm searching for.
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Swirl X's for plastic pieces not for paint. Therefore headlights and such when they get faded. Really you should be using a McGuire's swirl remover, or something similar. After you polish, which is what those are are polishes, You still need to wax the vehicle. The clay bar and polish will have removed all the wax so your paint has no protection. I would go with something with the ceramic coating in it so it lasts longer. If you touch up with the spray every couple weeks your wax lasts about 6 months or so. I also highly recommend investing in a orbital buffer and the right pads. Porter makes excellent product. Remember the clear coat and paint on this car is very soft You don't need a very aggressive polish or pad.
 
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