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I've got a black C6 and came across this from Canadian Tire:

Turtle Wax Black Box | Canadian Tire

Anyone use this?
I'm curious because upon inspecting my car prior to purchasing it there were tiny chip marks on the front and hood...no biggie or anything major...after all it was a used car and they were minimal at best.
A week later when my car was ready, it looked like it had been repainted. All those chips were gone and the dealer told me that they had wet-sanded the whole body...which I was suspicious of because it's not like they're going to re-clear coat a sold used car...but it did look like all the tiny rock chips were gone. Naturally I was as happy as can be.:D

Now...
Before storing it this past winter I gave it a good wash, and today I took it out and under the sun I could see all the little rock chips on the hood and bumper again...something that was 'gone' when I picked up the car originally.

So the plot thickens...:rofl:

Now, did I simply wash some black wax finish off of my car when I stored it? I only had the car for 2 weeks prior to storing it and that was the one and only wash it got prior to taking it home.

This all has me wondering if there is a product commercially available that does whatever it is my dealer originally did to hide these stone chips?

....or am I dreaming?:confused:

Thanks,

David
 
Your not dreaming there is /was a colored wax in variuos colors .I almost think that it was turtal wax brand .I had a black dodge Dakota that was a work truck that I tried it on .Went on like a bitch and came off worse but two coats made it look like it came from the factory .You might find it at "Auto Geek" .If you use it or similar product let it cure really good then use something like "Ice " or other liquid polish/wax over it ,building up layers and it'll last .
 
Just buy a good wax. I'm sure it works well, but you don't need colour specific wax. Adam's Buttery wax, Meguair's Gold Class wax, Mother's, and Zymol are all good. I'm sure a few of the guys here will recommend what they like to use.
If you want a good, easy to use spray detailer the Turtle Wax ICE spray detailer and their ICE spray wax are awesome. I've had good luck with it on my black C5 and my buddy's hooked on it and uses it on his Lexus IS 350.

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Just buy a good wax. I'm sure it works well, but you don't need colour specific wax. Adam's Buttery wax, Meguair's Gold Class wax, Mother's, and Zymol are all good. I'm sure a few of the guys here will recommend what they like to use.
If you want a good, easy to use spray detailer the Turtle Wax ICE spray detailer and their ICE spray wax are awesome. I've had good luck with it on my black C5 and my buddy's hooked on it and uses it on his Lexus IS 350.

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I couldn't agree more with the Turtle Wax ICE. I have been using it for the last 2 years on all three of my vehicles. I also use the ICE Detailer between the waxes as it gives it an incredible deep look. By the way my wife's truck is a black Honda Pilot and she is so impressed that she has me to wax her truck a few times. The best part about this product is it leaves no white haze at all and can be used on any surface.:D
 
Ice also has a paste ,I use it rather than any wax .long long lasting and bugs wash off real easy even gives great depth to silver .The paste does go on and off a little harder ,I recommend multiple thin coats .
 
Thanks everyone for the suggestions on a good wax. :seeya:
I'll absolutely keep that all in consideration....and just may go the Turtle Wax ICE route as it seems easy enough and many are suggesting it.

Still curious though about the existence of a color specific wax that will cover little paint chips and things of that nature....and if it actually works and is worth all the trouble.:confused:

Elf,
It sounds like your first comment is kind of what I'm thinking of. I'll start working my Google-fu and see if I can find more details on it.:coolgleam:

Thanks again everyone!:canada:

David
 
If you want some good detailing tips google autogeek (as mentioned earlier ) or go on youtube and look up adam's polishes (they have detailing vids). Hope this helps.

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I'd also like to mention that different products work better on different colors .The great thing is there is no reason why you can't try different products over the next year or so .I find most cars love being polished ,detailed and cleaned :D

Couple reminders are that if ya drive much you might find it beneficial to remove your wheels and clean the inside .I was told about that way back on my C5 and the fellow that recommended doing it said it will take a hour per wheel .I thought he was nuts but he was just about right .Lug nuts torque to 100 pounds .Also vacuum the upper front of your radiator a couple times a year ,leaves ,pampers ,thongs and other crap end up there .

God your going to have a blast this summer :D
 
I've got a black C6 and came across this from Canadian Tire:

Turtle Wax Black Box | Canadian Tire

Anyone use this?
I'm curious because upon inspecting my car prior to purchasing it there were tiny chip marks on the front and hood...no biggie or anything major...after all it was a used car and they were minimal at best.
A week later when my car was ready, it looked like it had been repainted. All those chips were gone and the dealer told me that they had wet-sanded the whole body...which I was suspicious of because it's not like they're going to re-clear coat a sold used car...but it did look like all the tiny rock chips were gone. Naturally I was as happy as can be.:D

Now...
Before storing it this past winter I gave it a good wash, and today I took it out and under the sun I could see all the little rock chips on the hood and bumper again...something that was 'gone' when I picked up the car originally.

So the plot thickens...:rofl:

Now, did I simply wash some black wax finish off of my car when I stored it? I only had the car for 2 weeks prior to storing it and that was the one and only wash it got prior to taking it home.

This all has me wondering if there is a product commercially available that does whatever it is my dealer originally did to hide these stone chips?

....or am I dreaming?:confused:

Thanks,

David

Yes David, I have it and used it with success on a car in the past. A Toyota Solara which I no longer have.
Like any other Turtle Wax product I've used it works pretty well but with a shorter time limit than other more expensive products mentioned here.

If you'd like it I have no use for it now and you're welcome to the 3/4 bottle I have left for nothing.
If you want it and you're going to the COPING event in May remind me toward that time and I'll bring it along for you.

As I say it works ok -- expecially on black -- (I've used a red on a red car and it's not as effective)......but the drawback is that it needs to be reapplied more often than a better product.

It's a cheap coverup with limited longevity great for a temp fix until a better job can be done.

You're very welcome to it just let me know.

Colin.

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I used it and liked it! I did post a thread on my car right after polishing and waxing--using a buffer instead of the hand-pads that came in the box.

My experience is limited, so don't have a competing product to compare my success with it to. I think the different bottles have the same product in them, so you do the extra coats needed to make it look great--it works. Always remember to use a clay-bar for the best-results!

My one complaint with the system was that the bottles' pump-spray system doesn't work worth a damn--the black stuff is too goopy to spray nicely and things get clogged up. Makes for a really messy job........

I don't have any rock-chips to speak of, so I'll reserve comment on covering the chips.

Surprised nobody has mentioned Zaino on this thread yet.

Hope the information helps..........

Vince.
 
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I'm looking forward to trying out the Zaino this summer!...but never tried turtle wax to compare the two.
I tried Zaino on my 03 when it was new .It just seemed like there we're to many stages and products they wanted to sell .It did a very good job but I really don't want to spend 8 hours every weekend detailing .I'm more into washing once a week ,quick wipe down of the interior and once a month wax/polish .Might do a little extra for a show or something .
 
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