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Congrats looks very nice hope the birds keep off :D
 

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Thanks Garry!

Yes, Toyota Fan. But having 3 black cars means I have a range of "techniques" for dealing with the naughty seagulls!
 

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i hope you have many happy days polishing ;)
looks fab with the extras
 

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Congratulations looks fantastic..!

I have ordered the same spec and colour and looking at your pictures it looks fab in black. Enjoy.!

Mine is due early April.
 

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"CHAR" meets the rest of the Toyota family.

Why call him Char? My Grandad Charles was always called Char, and this car bears the number plate of his first brand new car, an Austin A35 bought in 1957, which stayed in the family and was finally scrapped in 2002.

 

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Thanks All !

Reima - the front and rear trims were ordered as accessories, and can be retro-fitted. We just wanted a small little accent each end to complement the black.

Unclegee - we liked all the colours, but are very happy with the black. I know some think it's a difficult colour to keep looking nice, but my regular exposure to the colour has allowed me to develop some expertise in it's maintenance. ;)
 

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Subota Boy said:
Thanks All !

Reima - the front and rear trims were ordered as accessories, and can be retro-fitted. We just wanted a small little accent each end to complement the black.

Unclegee - we liked all the colours, but are very happy with the black. I know some think it's a difficult colour to keep looking nice, but my regular exposure to the colour has allowed me to develop some expertise in it's maintenance. ;)
This is going to be my first black car so any tips to keep it clean would be helpful. Can't wait to get mine. Hope you enjoy yours 😀
 

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Well if I was starting from scratch on an older car, or one not treated for a year, I would clay it first to remove contaminants, then use a glaze formulated for black paint, such as Poorboys Black Hole, then a sealant such as Chemical Guys Wet Mirror Finish, and depending how shiny you want it, top off with a paste wax, which may warm up the colour a bit and give extra protection. That's just what I do.

For the C-HR I have also just invested in a product called Chemical Guys Black Light Hybrid Radiant Finish, which you can apply as a sealant and which bonds with the paint surface. As a hybrid product it probably does the job of glaze as well. Not sure. Follow this with Chemical Guys VO7 spray sealant/quick detailer. Have used this on it's own as a top up on the GT86 and the shine is superb. I will probably just use a Quik Detailer (VO7) for a month or two.

Having said all that, I also get good results from Meguirs products as well. There is lots of stuff out there, but I tend to stick to the products formulated for black cars. Loads of advice on "Polished Bliss" and "Clean Your Car" websites, and loads of videos relating to the specific products mentioned above, on You tube.

Take your pick, as most people swear by their own particular favourites, and most products these days do a satisfactory job. The ones I use tend to be easy to apply.
 

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Subota Boy said:
Well if I was starting from scratch on an older car, or one not treated for a year, I would clay it first to remove contaminants, then use a glaze formulated for black paint, such as Poorboys Black Hole, then a sealant such as Chemical Guys Wet Mirror Finish, and depending how shiny you want it, top off with a paste wax, which may warm up the colour a bit and give extra protection. That's just what I do.

For the C-HR I have also just invested in a product called Chemical Guys Black Light Hybrid Radiant Finish, which you can apply as a sealant and which bonds with the paint surface. As a hybrid product it probably does the job of glaze as well. Not sure. Follow this with Chemical Guys VO7 spray sealant/quick detailer. Have used this on it's own as a top up on the GT86 and the shine is superb. I will probably just use a Quik Detailer (VO7) for a month or two.

Having said all that, I also get good results from Meguirs products as well. There is lots of stuff out there, but I tend to stick to the products formulated for black cars. Loads of advice on "Polished Bliss" and "Clean Your Car" websites, and loads of videos relating to the specific products mentioned above, on You tube.

Take your pick, as most people swear by their own particular favourites, and most products these days do a satisfactory job. The ones I use tend to be easy to apply.
Thank you for that very helpful.
 
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