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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Now that Flat Black is in......

Hey nick I have a Classic Truck with a "Hot Rod" oe "Flat Black" paint job,

Its acually 30% gloss black i think, it looks great but whats the best way to wash it and care for it, also Unless i just haven't heard , there is no easy way to hide or "buff" out scratches.

If you could shed some lite on this that would be great!

Thanks Ray
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Here.. I bumped it so you you can see.

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Tell me about ur 87 fox for sale. I'm looking for a clean fox. Prefer a Ill or coupe but will take the right GT. I'm looking to spend up to 4k for a nice stock as possible fox.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-08-2010, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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its a matchbox car , I'm working on getting the money up for a real one..ha ha

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Treat it the same way you would a primered car... wet sand it, wash it, tape it up, spray it with a good paint job.
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I had a truck painted red with a flat clear. It was a bitch to keep scuffs, etc off it and you really couldn't "buff" anything out. The paint/clear was dupont and they gave us some solvent prep pads with high water content (so it wouldn't evaporate as quickly) and that worked well.

Mothers showtime is what we used in between washings to keep it detailed. Worked well.


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Here are two option...

#1 is Meguiars Ultimate Quick Detailer. Black bottle, good stuff! Little pricey though! This product is great for doing a quick detail with, and it also leaves behind a bit of protection(wax). As you probably already know, you really can't wax that paint without it shining it up. This product will clean your paint, and leave a bit of protection behind without shining anything up at all!

#2 is the old fashioned way, and some old schoolers still swear by this. We actually used this method on a certain car at SEMA last year. WD40, may seem a bit primitive, but it works! Only problem with it, is it just doesn't last long, especially in the sun. Not sure exactly how long you'll get out of it, but I'm guessing about 2-3 days. This will shine the paint up a bit, but nothing that will be too annoying. Just use it like a quick detail spray, wipe it on, then use a dry towel to buff it dry. Do it in the shade or it WILL STREAK!!!!!

If it was my personal car, I'd go with option #1

Hope this helps!


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Here are two option...

#1 is Meguiars Ultimate Quick Detailer. Black bottle, good stuff! Little pricey though! This product is great for doing a quick detail with, and it also leaves behind a bit of protection(wax). As you probably already know, you really can't wax that paint without it shining it up. This product will clean your paint, and leave a bit of protection behind without shining anything up at all!

#2 is the old fashioned way, and some old schoolers still swear by this. We actually used this method on a certain car at SEMA last year. WD40, may seem a bit primitive, but it works! Only problem with it, is it just doesn't last long, especially in the sun. Not sure exactly how long you'll get out of it, but I'm guessing about 2-3 days. This will shine the paint up a bit, but nothing that will be too annoying. Just use it like a quick detail spray, wipe it on, then use a dry towel to buff it dry. Do it in the shade or it WILL STREAK!!!!!

If it was my personal car, I'd go with option #1

Hope this helps!


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Treat it the same way you would a primered car... wet sand it, wash it, tape it up, spray it with a good paint job.
lol Its not Primered but actually 30% gloss Black it and the body work ran about 4k 2 years ago.

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66 D-100 Dodge Town Wagon 5.9 HO Cummin's 4x4
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96 yukon 4x4 5.7(daliy)
00 F450 4door 6x6 utility crane truck
02 Mustang GT 4.6l (FOR SALE)
04 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 HO Cummin's 4x4(FOR SALE)
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Thanks Nick!


You're welcome! Sorry I didn't get on here and see your message sooner. I'm actually in New Orleans right now and not really getting online much. I'll be home tomorrow afternoon to get back on track!

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lol Its not Primered but actually 30% gloss Black it and the body work ran about 4k 2 years ago.
It was just a joke
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