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jasonlachapelle

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PostSubject: Back to Black / Jet Black    Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:24 pm

I got the roof of the caprice painted, so the rack and rails were off. The roof is nice now, so the faded black rack/roof really stands out. I want to give them a coat or 2 of Turtle Wax Jet Black.

Has anyone had used this or a similar product ?

I "prepped" the surfaces per the directions by cleaning them with "simple 9" type degreaser. I noticed the trim rubber trim around the window, door handles, "dots" on the hatch and the rear wiper "base" could all use a little touch.

Finally, my mirrors are pretty faded too. It seems like they are a generic black plastic, not painted body colour. Is it a good idea to use the Jet Black on them ?
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PostSubject: Re: Back to Black / Jet Black    Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:56 pm

I'd use Meguiar's Ultimate Black. I'm just partial to their stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Back to Black / Jet Black    Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:45 pm

Fair enough. Even on the mirrors ?
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PostSubject: Re: Back to Black / Jet Black    Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:28 pm

Paint the mirrors Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Back to Black / Jet Black    Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:09 am

I used Turtle Wax Jet Black. Overall I'm pretty pleased considering I bought it on liquidation at a national chain for just a few bucks. The box contains the product itself (a liquid), a pair of gloves and a sponge.

You need to degrease the surface being treated with simple green or equivalent. Then you give 3 or more light coats of the product at 10 min intervals. I did the roof racks, rails, part around door handles, mirrors, trim around the windows, tailgate glass handle, tailgate trim around the button/keyhole, the part at the back of the roof that connects the racks and holds the wiper, and windshield molding.

All those were pretty much faded grey on my car. It all looks black and shiny now. I think the product works much better on textured surfaces such as the tailgate handle and the part around the door handles. The smoother parts such as the rack and mirrors look a lot better than they did, but if you get really close you can see application marks.

It's easy to apply, and it looks much better than it did before. I suspect some of the guys obsessed with detailing would do a better job than I did.

We'll see how it it holds up to the weather. So far, it gets a B+.

Sorry I didn't think of doing before/after shots.
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PostSubject: Re: Back to Black / Jet Black    Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:01 pm

This is what I use on my clients cars:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R244NGE/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687442&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00R244HCE&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=15PMFSBFQASGGRN1GE93

I have had it on my front bumper since the day before Thanksgiving (US) and it is JUST now starting to fade off in spots.
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