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smart is the new black - a group for those of us who are not afraid to wash our cars often and committed to the all-black look

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Started by SMARTY. Last reply by Jim VW Sep 9, 2009. 3 Replies

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Comment by Jim VW on February 18, 2012 at 4:30pm

Only thing worse than the road grime is the dust that gets attracted after you wax. Seems like all I ever do is clean..

Then there are those scratches that turn white... A little clear coat helps.  I want to do the headlight backgrounds in black but it's too cold out

Comment by George Oller on February 18, 2012 at 2:40pm

Well, I am glad I got things kick started....

Comment by toes on February 18, 2012 at 11:51am
No kidding Jim. What with the Mag Chloride on the streets here right now. I washed it yesterday, drove up the mountains last night, and it looks like I haven't washed in 3 weeks :)
Comment by Jim VW on February 18, 2012 at 1:12am

Out washing their car, trying to keep it clean...

Comment by George Oller on February 17, 2012 at 1:37pm

Just thought I would post something since the last post was two years ago.  where is everyone?

Comment by Zippin Pippin on September 23, 2009 at 11:07pm
Never thought I would own a black car and now I am on my second. My first was an RX7. My Brabus Cabrio is even more fun to drive and so much more fun to put the top down at speed.
There are two or 3 Black Smarts in Memphis.
I tried the Turtle Wax Ice Detailing liquid. It was fine until it rained. Spots every where. I will try the McGuires tomorrow if it is not raining. Will let you know.
Comment by toes on September 3, 2009 at 1:20am
Saw another black smart driving home on Broadway the other day ...
Another smart! on Twitpic
Comment by Terre Johnson on September 1, 2009 at 1:13am
wow those are some really great points! I have a compressor and I use it to get the dust from the edges, at times. but I hadn't considered drying it with it. I'm going to try that!
Comment by George Oller on August 31, 2009 at 10:11pm
I have had my black Brabus coupe since May 20th. I have had many black cars over the years and have learned a lot about keeping them looking good. After washing the car in the shade, I use an electric leaf blower to get most of the water off the car and out of all the nooks and crannies. I then follow that up with soft micro fiber towels to finish drying the car. Pay special attention to the wheels, door jambs, around the hatch, and front service flap. I suggest using an electric blower instead of a gas model. The two stroke gas models can sometimes have some oily mist in the air. Also pay special attention to the area around the edges of the windshield and rear window. Water spots can form in the groove around the glass. Basically what I am saying is make sure the entire car is dry with no chance of water running out of grooves, nooks or crannies. Those water spots and streaks really hurt the looks of a black car. Also when detailing the tires, don't spray the tires, but spray a clean cloth and rub the product onto to the tires. This prevents overspray onto the bodywork and also keeps from applying too much product to the tire sidewall. I usually go over the entire car with a quick detailer product after I am sure everything is dry. This picks up any lint and also enhances the finish between waxes. Just a few of my random thoughts on car detailing.
Comment by Jim VW on August 30, 2009 at 10:22pm
I have noticed that even after using the self serve car wash, I end up with water spots. Using the Detail spray after washing really makes the car shine. However, Wizards is not cheap, about $12 a bottle.

I applaude you for giving the local independent business owner some work. As a SBO, I can appreciate his efforts. I do have just under 11 weeks on mine, and close to 7K in miles.

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