The Love/Hate Relationship of Black Paint!
Whether this is your first time or not, owning a black car quickly reveals itself as a love/hate relationship; you love the way they look clean, but hate how quickly they become dirty! This BMW on the left is an amazing example of black paint done right; and no, I didn't use black car wax. While you are not a professional, there are things you can do to get the kinds of results normally reserved for veteran professionals. Before you rush out and start shopping for what you have determined to be the best car wax for black cars, be sure to follow along as I also lay out some added strategies I use professionally that you can use to get better results yourself.
Question and Answer
Q - Does colored car wax really work better than traditional car waxes?
A - Yes and no. Wax by nature fills and conceals ultra fine and superficial scratches and blemishes. It does this in a large part by creating a uniformed reflective surface that helps diminish these superficial scratches and blemishes. If you are dealing with random and deep scratches, then colored car wax or black car wax "kits" can offer temporary aid in diminishing these deep forms of scratches in the car paint, but you must remember, that this serves as a temporary fix at best.
Q - Is there any other forms of black wax I could use?
A - Yes. There are limited companies that make colored car waxes; Zymol has a wax called Ebony that is engineered for cars with black paint and no clear coat to it.
This Zymol wax to the left is an example of colored car wax. I find it interesting that this is designed for cars with black paint with no clear coat, as any modern day car is going to have what is called 2-stage paint, or simply put, car paint that has a base color coat, finished with a clear top coat. There are a couple things I find interesting about the colored car wax strategy; if this strategy was a truly viable one, I think we would have far more companies actually producing these colored car waxes?
Q - What car waxes are best for black paint?A - As a rule, any paste carnauba based car wax will provide the best in visual results. So shopping for an actual black car wax will only confuse your search for the best rated car wax for black paint. With this being said, now days hybrid blends exist which are formulated using synthetic and natural ingredients, which adds to an already confusing topic in the first place between natural carnauba car waxes and synthetic sealants.
Best Wax for Black Cars
Your "take away" regarding black car wax is this: for 99.9% of you out there, a quality paste wax is where to go for the ultimate in visual perfection. Paste car waxes will offer the best glossing and depth creation as a general rule. I offer my selections below starting with premium grade, or often referred to as "enthusiast grade" car waxes that promise to deliver exception results for any dark colored or black car!
Darren's Professional Tips:
Any of the above products are what I could refer to as "black car wax" due to the fact that they are what I consider the best wax for black cars. If you are a person with what society refers to as "discriminating tastes", then start with the top of my list and shop amongst the premium blends of my choice in black car wax; once you try premium, it is hard to go back! But premium is not for everyone, so I have added my other choices for top rated car wax for black cars.
Putting More Love into the Love/Hate Relationship
While we are on the subject of getting the best results when waxing a black car, I must add that experience has shown that many people will underestimate the dramatic difference a properly prepared surface can make; proper car paint preparation requires the use a detailing clay! I am amazed at how many people still remain in the dark regarding clay bars and the critical role they play in the health and beauty of your car's paint. Detailing clay will raise your results to a new level, and still remains as the number one topic I get most positive feed back from any first time user!.
Last But Not Least!
Most people sign onto the black car experience once, get completely frustrated and never come back. Most people quickly recognize the added maintenance that owning a black car requires. With so many voices and opinions out there complicating things, people often give up with frustration! These black car wax tips will help deliver better results than you have been experiencing so far.
The Simplified Approach to Black Car Wax
If you hate doing research as much as I do, and simply want a proven system that works, let me show you what I persoanlly use:
Black Car Wax Add-ons
As I mentioned earlier; do not underestimate the difference that will be felt and seen by preparing the car paint surface first with a clay bar. So shop these additional add-on's to raise your level of results and for a better user experience overall!
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