As it happens, while looking for Type 168 LED lamps for my trailer lights, I came across a NAPA in my county that had the polish. So I started that stage today. The polish took out most, but not all of the swirls and defects, so I'll let it cure and give it a second go. Then I'll probably add a coat or two of Meguiar's Black Wax. Weather permitting, it should be done some time next week.I'm not going to drive a hundred miles for car wax.
I would have maybe 50 years ago
To me if looks like glass Richard! 👍 In fact I can see a red barn reflected like a mirror in the last photo. Your polish seems to work very well for black paint and really makes the car "pop".The revised weather forecast showed only a 20 percent chance of rain today, so I repeated the Turtle Wax "polish" stage. Needless to say, it started raining 20 minutes later. I'll probably have to do it a third time. Anyway, this was between finishing the polish and the rain starting:
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I'm a bit underwhelmed by the Tyrtle Wax Color Magic "polish." I think it's actually more of a cleaner / wax because the label implies that it's also a top coat. I say "implies" because it's exceedingly vague. It also doesn't cover the scratches and chips as well I'd expect a pigmented polish or wax to. That's not to say it's horrible, but I expected a bit better.
Then again, given the rain, the conditions haven't been the best; so maybe I should withhold judgement.
I'm pleased with the touch-up, though. And it passed some of the corona-boredom.
To me if looks like glass Richard! 👍 In fact I can see a red barn reflected like a mirror in the last photo. Your polish seems to work very well for black paint and really makes the car "pop".
My bright silver Soul really doesn't benefit as much—its finish looks pretty much the same whether I polish or simply wash the car. I just end up using Turtle Wax Seal N Shine to protect the surface, which is super easy to apply.
Thanks. Like I said, it's something to do.How long is it expected to last?
Last year I was obsessed with watching videos where automotive polishes and protective products would be compared by applying various chemicals and watching how long the polish/wax would take until they start breaking down their ability to bead or sheet water. I was shocked at how many products, especially very expensive ones, broke down right away with certain chemical cleaners. 😲
The Meguiar's usually makes it through the winter if I do the last treatment in October. By spring there's very little of it left, but enough that the salt washes off easily with just water.
The forecast today calls for no rain until 9:00 p.m., so I pulled a Dawn Patrol mission right after sunrise. I get up early anyway, so why not?
Hopefully the forecast will be correct for a change and the "polish" will have time to cure. Then I'll be able to gauge how well the TW Color Magic product protects. If it wears quickly, I'll go back to using the Meguiar's as a top coat, or maybe try the Seal B Shine product that @Kerig3 uses.
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Yes, the neighbors think I'm nuts.
All in all, I'm pleased with the touch-up part. I'm still on the fence about the Color Magic. Time will tell.
The lights for the trailer should also be arriving today. Because I haven't found a harness any better than the one I already have, I think I'll just re-do the connections when I change the marker lights. The rear lights are already soldered and sealed. The marker lights were spliced in at the factory, so I'll re-do those and seal them properly.
It's a little tougher than most, both on but especially off, but not back-breaking. It also takes quite a bit longer than most products do to glaze over. I did the plastic trim in between wax on / wax off to let it dry some more. The more you let it dry, the easier it is to remove.Looks great Richard! 👍
Was the Color Magic easy to apply and buff in? At my age, ease of application becomes my #1 priority with any wax/polish. My days of Karate Kid level of wax on, wax off are long gone. 😉
If I didn't know you had just waxed the Soul, I'm not sure I would have know what the photo is.
Thanks. I already submitted it to a stock photo company I use and occasionally sell through.If I didn't know you had just waxed the Soul, I'm not sure I would have know what the photo is.
Black rocks on a shore?
Great photography Richard! Wallpaper material