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    Best shine for silver paint?

    Hi everyone,

    I have a 2005 Chevrolet Impala that is silver. Iím looking for some LSP to get the maximum shine out of the color. I would prefer a coating or a paint sealant since my car is a daily driver and outside 24/7. I will be correcting and polishing the paint beforehand so Iím sure that will help the gloss. If anyone has any suggestions on products to use that would be fantastic!

    Thank you very much!


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    Re: Best shine for silver paint?

    I put some BF Sealant on my silver TSX Friday. Looks nice. Wolfgang, PBL, Menzerna PL would probably look as good but with slightly better durability. All are WOWO sealants.
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    Re: Best shine for silver paint?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scanlon82 View Post
    I put some BF Sealant on my silver TSX Friday. Looks nice. Wolfgang, PBL, Menzerna PL would probably look as good but with slightly better durability. All are WOWO sealants.
    Thank you for the recommendations. Iíll have to do some research on these.


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    Re: Best shine for silver paint?

    Edited above to add a few pics. I’ll take more tomorrow if I get a chance before it rains.

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    Re: Best shine for silver paint?

    Shine comes mostly from paint condition. Having flat paint and no defects will give you the most shine. Then comes cleanliness. Of course if the paint is dirty it won't shine much

    Last step product can only enhance a little if your paint is in good condition. It can make more difference if you have swirls and micro scratches in the paint by using fillers to flatten the paint. So it really depends how good of a finish you have right now.

    So, assuming your paint needs help, the best thing you can do is polish it. This will remove the defects and make it shine.

    As a last step product, the best thing you can use in order of quality is a paint coating, followed by a Silica based paint sealant, then a polymer based paint sealant and last is a carnauba wax.

    For product recommendations:

    If your paint is flawless, I suggest you apply McKee's 37 paint coating. Very inexpensive, easy to use, good results.

    If you choose to use a Silica sealant, my suggestion would be CarPro Reload. Other companies such as Gtechniq and Geon also have good products in this category.

    For a polymer sealant, I like Menzerna (Jescar) Powerlock. Again, many other good quality products on the market.

    I am not a Carnauba wax guy, I never use them so I can't give you a recommendation on this.

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    Re: Best shine for silver paint?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxreed241 View Post
    I have a 2005 Chevrolet Impala that is
    silver. I’m looking for some LSP to get
    the maximum shine out of the color.

    I will be correcting and polishing the
    paint beforehand so I’m sure that will
    help the gloss.
    Correcting/Polishing the paint
    sure will help the gloss.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxreed241 View Post
    I would prefer a coating or a paint sealant...
    If anyone has any suggestions on products
    to use that would be fantastic!
    •I’ll suggest the following Sealants:
    - Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant delivers a deep, wet, liquid shimmer unlike anything you can imagine.

    - Finish Kare 1000P Hi-Temp Paste Wax, high melt polymer car wax, Finish care auto wax



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    Re: Best shine for silver paint?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calendyr View Post
    Shine comes mostly from paint condition. Having flat paint and no defects will give you the most shine. Then comes cleanliness. Of course if the paint is dirty it won't shine much

    Last step product can only enhance a little if your paint is in good condition. It can make more difference if you have swirls and micro scratches in the paint by using fillers to flatten the paint. So it really depends how good of a finish you have right now.

    So, assuming your paint needs help, the best thing you can do is polish it. This will remove the defects and make it shine.

    As a last step product, the best thing you can use in order of quality is a paint coating, followed by a Silica based paint sealant, then a polymer based paint sealant and last is a carnauba wax.

    For product recommendations:

    If your paint is flawless, I suggest you apply McKee's 37 paint coating. Very inexpensive, easy to use, good results.

    If you choose to use a Silica sealant, my suggestion would be CarPro Reload. Other companies such as Gtechniq and Geon also have good products in this category.

    For a polymer sealant, I like Menzerna (Jescar) Powerlock. Again, many other good quality products on the market.

    I am not a Carnauba wax guy, I never use them so I can't give you a recommendation on this.
    I will be correcting my paint with D300 and Ultimate Polish before any protection. I have the McKeeís 37 paint coating V2, I just didnít know if it looks good on silver paint. Thanks for the tips.


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    Best shine for silver paint?



    * These pictures may not portray the gloss best, but youíll get the picture

    This Range Rover had Meguiarís M21 applied. In person the shine came out very good!



    This Lexus RX330 (not silver but a light gold color) had WGDGS. In person this one DELIVERED!

    My vote goes to Wolfgang.

    WOLFGANG BONUS: SLICKNESS = 15/10


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    Re: Best shine for silver paint?

    Polish and top with C2v3


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    Re: Best shine for silver paint?

    The reality is silver is not going to have that pop. But in the right light silver can look great.

    Proceed with polishing and the mckee's coating you have and just enjoy.

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