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I was just wondering what other were doing as far as cleaning the Black One.
I have had black cars in the past and everytime I washed them, it seemed like I was doing some damage to the paint
. Thanks in advance for all replies.


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I would use a cotton wash mitt, and do not use a sponge. Dry your car with 100% cotton towels made in the USA. Use a good quality car wash, and polish or wax your car a few times a year and your car will look nice.

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I use the "soft" cotton towels to wash my Blk Z not to dry it. A few years back I decided to use my backpack blower to dry off my cars, man does it work great
. I will never risk scratching again....Bonus, it even blows leaves!!!


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For washing I use a cotton wash mitt with Zaino car wash. For drying I use the California Water Blade (this is an absolute must.) Follow up drying with the Absorber and finally, finish with Zaino gloss enhancer using 100% cotton white bath towel. Note the California Water Blade and the Absorber can be purchased at Pep Boys and the cotton towel (only used for the Z) should be a brand name (Fieldcrest (Kohl's has good sales), Martha Stewart (at K-Mart, but they work fine.) Another tip - after using the Absorber, the paint may still be damp in areas, but I still spray the gloss enhancer on and proceed with a towel.

This works well for my black Z. Also, as you know, waxing regularly protects paint.

This is just my technique.


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No matter how you wash it, finish it off with Zaino. It's amazing on my black 67.

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A trick I learned from a guy who shows cars:
When you wash the car, have two buckets. One with the soap, and one filled with water to rise the soft cotton wash mit out in after you do a section. That way, you are always putting a clean wash mit into the soapy water, and not getting more dirt in the saop to scrape around on your car. Change the rinse bucket water a time or two, as well. This is ESPECIALLY important for black cars.

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Good tip Dennis!!! I rinse my cottom mitt off before I put it back in the wash bucket everytime I do a section.


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MN6,F45,QF5,AQ9,AG2,CJ2,T96,B34,AAB,UN0,U1S,JL4,UV6,T82,N37
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