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    Best Sealant for black / dark paint

    I saw the post on "best wax" but what about actual sealants?
    Let's hear what you think about dark paint sealants..

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    Re: Beat Sealant for black / dark paint

    Any Good Quality Sealant will be fine. Blackfire, Menzerna, Pinnacle, Polish Angel and many others. They will make any color on any ride look good If prepped right!
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    Re: Beat Sealant for black / dark paint

    Yep. I never saw much difference in sealants on my brilliant black A4. But I was very picky about waxes.

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    Re: Beat Sealant for black / dark paint

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    Yep. I never saw much difference in sealants on my brilliant black A4. But I was very picky about waxes.
    Agreed! I tried quite a few waxes from cheap to very expensive and I have narrowed my waxes to about 4 or 5 for my Black Mustang GT. IMO, there is nothing that can beat a good quality wax on a Black ride...that includes coatings and sealants. Again, that is my opinion. I coated my ride and eventually went back to a wax as I felt the wax just had more depth and a wet look than a coating or sealant. Additionally, I detail my ride quite often and no need for a coating. I will top off a wax over a sealant on occasion.
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    Re: Beat Sealant for black / dark paint

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    Yep. I never saw much difference in sealants on my brilliant black A4. But I was very picky about waxes.
    I'd almost go as far to say I can't really tell the difference between the sealant and coatings I've used. 845 and McKee's 37 look nearly the same on well prepped black metallic paint.
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    Re: Beat Sealant for black / dark paint

    For yall with dark / black paint.. are you saying that the you cant tell a difference in the sealant because you generally apply wax over top anyway.. or are you saying that even if you applied just a sealant that you still cant tell much difference ?

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    Re: Beat Sealant for black / dark paint

    I'm saying by having a well prepped/polished surface before the application of an LSP, the differences between a wax, sealant, or coating are subtle and very subjective.

    On any dark paint, having well polished paint is where all the big gains in appearance are made.
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    Re: Beat Sealant for black / dark paint

    Ahh i get you now. I should have titled this "Best Polish for dark / black paint "

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    Re: Beat Sealant for black / dark paint

    Polish and pad combinations should be matched to the type of paint (i.e. hard or soft), not the color. Only test spots will really show what is needed to get the results you're after. Mike Phillips has some great articles here on the subject of test spots.
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    Re: Beat Sealant for black / dark paint

    The Pinnacle BL Paint Sealant and Polished Angel Master Sealant are 2 of the better looking sealants I have used on black cars.

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