Remember all, black is not a color, it's a hobby. Just a heads up to anyone who has never owned a black car.
Yep... Handwash mostly or if pressed for time, use self service wands and lastly brushless autowash in emergency situations...(f.i. important meeting, traffic line paint or concrete truck splashes concrete on car.This can be a problem with any dark colour. I hand wash my machine grey car only.
No car washes with brushes, ever, and I also make sure if I take it in for service that they do not wash the car.
For a lot of people, a car is nothing more than a tool to be used until it wears out, to be replaced by a new one.Lol, this is VERY true if you care about keeping the black paint looking the way it did from the factory. I have to remember to take a picture of my wife's black Civic. She has never, ever detailed or even waxed her car since she bought it new in 2006.
Yep.. that's exactly what I was doing before ppf and ceramic coating. Usually the 2 buckets method is the safest one. The next would be the "Touchless" wash but you'll end up using microfiber towels at the end of every wash. The Soft touch could be good also but I'd avoid it during winter time.The thought is you eliminate the risk of dirt getting back on to your wash towel when you dunk it in your bucket of “clean” water to try and rinse it off. And you are also eliminating that dunk/rinse step.
Good decision. That matte finish looks like a royal pain to maintain. Don’t even think about touching it with your greasy fingerprints!I changed my mind about getting a matte finish paint...
Now I polish and apply sealant to my cars once a year and use spray sealant after washes.
Also, the latest trend now seems to be the one bucket method where you get a bunch of MF towels or wash mitts, fill up a bucket with enough soap/wash solution and water and put the towels/mitts in there to soak. You use one towel at a time and flip it over once the first side gets dirty. When that towel is used up, put it aside and get a new towel. The thought is you eliminate the risk of dirt getting back on to your wash towel when you dunk it in your bucket of “clean” water to try and rinse it off. And you are also eliminating that dunk/rinse step.
I've been doing the 1-bucket, many microfiber method for years. Even lower risk of scratching the paint with dirt from a microfiber than the 2-bucket method with grit guards.