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      04-19-2015, 04:00 PM   #1
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I took delivery of my Carbon Black 435GC Friday 4/17/2015. So far I am loving it although driving has been limited due to extensive first detail. I had the dealership just hand wash it before delivery. Here's what I done so far.

Hand Wash - Meguiar's Gold Class shampoo
Clay bar - Poor Boy's Clay Bar
Polish / Cleaner - Pinnacle Black Label Surface Cleansing Polish (Removes Oils, Prep pant for coating)
Ceramic Coat - Pinnacle Black Label Diamond Paint Coating
Wheel Coating - Pinnacle Black Label Diamond Wheel Coating
Glass Coating - Pinnacle Black Label Diamond Glass Coating
Wax Top Coat - BLACKFIRE BlackICE Hybrid Montan Sealant Wax

Unfortunately it started to rain today so I have been unable to get any pictures after it was finished.

I am having a Xpel Clear Bra installed on the front bumper next week.
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Next time have the dealer skip the wash! Or better yet, leave the plastic on
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      04-19-2015, 08:18 PM   #3
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Here is a teaser picture until the weather clears.
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      04-19-2015, 08:24 PM   #4
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Here is a teaser picture until the weather clears.
Looks great! Nice work!
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      04-19-2015, 10:25 PM   #5
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Thats carbon right? Long the look!
Mine is trash compared to yours lol
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      04-19-2015, 10:34 PM   #6
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I took delivery of my Carbon Black 435GC Friday 4/17/2015. So far I am loving it although driving has been limited due to extensive first detail. I had the dealership just hand wash it before delivery. Here's what I done so far.

Hand Wash - Meguiar's Gold Class shampoo
Clay bar - Poor Boy's Clay Bar
Polish / Cleaner - Pinnacle Black Label Surface Cleansing Polish (Removes Oils, Prep pant for coating)
Ceramic Coat - Pinnacle Black Label Diamond Paint Coating
Wheel Coating - Pinnacle Black Label Diamond Wheel Coating
Glass Coating - Pinnacle Black Label Diamond Glass Coating
Wax Top Coat - BLACKFIRE BlackICE Hybrid Montan Sealant Wax

Unfortunately it started to rain today so I have been unable to get any pictures after it was finished.

I am having a Xpel Clear Bra installed on the front bumper next week.
Wow! Impressed by your products. Guess I'm not the only one to clean out the AutoGeek.net catalog! My car is Sapphire Black.

For a good shampoo/paint prep, I use Chemical Guys Citrus Wash/Gloss. Really clears the crap away, even old wax. Suds extremely, and after 2 passes, you're about ready for polish.

I use Adams Car Shampoo for my normal washes and just used Maguire's Ultimate Polish, then Wolfgang's paint sealant 3.0. Use CG V7 detailer after each wash too for good measure.
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      04-19-2015, 10:54 PM   #7
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Wow! Impressed by your products. Guess I'm not the only one to clean out the AutoGeek.net catalog! My car is Sapphire Black.

For a good shampoo/paint prep, I use Chemical Guys Citrus Wash/Gloss. Really clears the crap away, even old wax. Suds extremely, and after 2 passes, you're about ready for polish.

I use Adams Car Shampoo for my normal washes and just used Maguire's Ultimate Polish, then Wolfgang's paint sealant 3.0. Use CG V7 detailer after each wash too for good measure.
Good to see more detail geeks like me out there. My old car was a Black Sapphire 335is. Looked almost new when I traded it in.
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Wow pretty hardcore. I just wash with Optimum No Rinse and apply Optimum Wax and call it a day lol.
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why would you clay bar a new car... just trying to understand.
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why would you clay bar a new car... just trying to understand.
Transport to the dealer is often by rail which adds a lot of bonded contaminants.
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why would you clay bar a new car... just trying to understand.
Transport to the dealer is often by rail which adds a lot of bonded contaminants.
I didn't bother to clay bar; too much work during such high pollen time here in the Deep South, but I did use an Iron Remover on my new car; there was a little purple.

A good two citrus baths, then two more washed with a good shampoo in then pull into garage will usually take care of most concerns on a new car or not. If needed, a good auto all-purpose cleaner can be mixed in with the wash; just a little though.
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      04-20-2015, 11:13 PM   #12
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I was able to snap a few more pictures... I need a sunny day to show off the blue hues.
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Very nice! Wish I went with CBM
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Thats carbon right? Long the look!
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Love coral black! Living in Seattle
Though makes that an impossible color to keep clean. If I lived in CA, I'd have gotten it in a heartbeat. So instead I got mineral grey.
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Love coral black! Living in Seattle
Though makes that an impossible color to keep clean. If I lived in CA, I'd have gotten it in a heartbeat. So instead I got mineral grey.
Black cars do not stay clean in California at all, we live in a desert, hours after washing the car is covered in a layer of dust and pollen like stuff.

OP, your car is gorgeous!
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Love coral black! Living in Seattle
Though makes that an impossible color to keep clean. If I lived in CA, I'd have gotten it in a heartbeat. So instead I got mineral grey.
Black cars do not stay clean in California at all, we live in a desert, hours after washing the car is covered in a layer of dust and pollen like stuff.

OP, your car is gorgeous!
Pollen and dust is far easier to clean than dirt from rain
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Pollen and dust is far easier to clean than dirt from rain
Both of you should check out autogeek.net for some good detailing products.

Wash x4, polish, then apply wax/paint sealant to your cars. The desert sun won't bake it, and the rain will slide right off for at least 2-3 rainy days.

To not detail your car and paint correct once every 6 months will leave your car looking like crap.
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Both of you should check out autogeek.net for some good detailing products.

Wash x4, polish, then apply wax/paint sealant to your cars. The desert sun won't bake it, and the rain will slide right off for at least 2-3 rainy days.

To not detail your car and paint correct once every 6 months will leave your car looking like crap.
I agree, My Black Sapphire 335is looked very close to the day I got with the exception of a few rock chips and 1 scratch. I had hardly any swirls visible without special lighting.

I always apply some sort of detailer / sealer after every wash.
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Pollen and dust is far easier to clean than dirt from rain
Both of you should check out autogeek.net for some good detailing products.

Wash x4, polish, then apply wax/paint sealant to your cars. The desert sun won't bake it, and the rain will slide right off for at least 2-3 rainy days.

To not detail your car and paint correct once every 6 months will leave your car looking like crap.
The issue isn't knowing how to detail my car, I've got a closet full of products off auto geek. My point was just the frequency of washing goes up dramatically when you live in a rainy and wet climate like Seattle
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Pollen and dust is far easier to clean than dirt from rain
Both of you should check out autogeek.net for some good detailing products.

Wash x4, polish, then apply wax/paint sealant to your cars. The desert sun won't bake it, and the rain will slide right off for at least 2-3 rainy days.

To not detail your car and paint correct once every 6 months will leave your car looking like crap.
The issue isn't knowing how to detail my car, I've got a closet full of products off auto geek. My point was just the frequency of washing goes up dramatically when you live in a rainy and wet climate like Seattle
Very true. Ever try Quick Detailer spray? It can give you a fast cleaning.

I use Chemical Guys V7. You don't need to spray much. If you've got a spray bottle, get the gallon for about $35 or so. Should last you over a year.
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Wow pretty hardcore. I just wash with Optimum No Rinse and apply Optimum Wax and call it a day lol.
Ouch. Pretty much the opposite of OP.
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