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    Blackfire Pro Ceramic Coating, "Black Edition".

    Hi all,

    I'm not too sure if I like this coating. Just completed the first wash and duh....

    As I washed the car, I could see the water spots and lots of dirt etching already! But when it dries---the spots and etchings disappear.

    Not sure if it is my imagination or what, it looks like the Black Edition is a few notches down on the glassy look than the 2 year coating.

    It also attracts dirt easily and doesn't self clean as well either.

    I seems that the original Blackfire Pro Ceramic coating looks and works better than this Black Edition.

    Are you finding this to be about right or am I nuts?

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    Re: Blackfire Pro Ceramic Coating, "Black Edition".

    Is this on a personal car or customer's car? How has it been maintained prior to this wash?

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    Re: Blackfire Pro Ceramic Coating, "Black Edition".

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    Is this on a personal car or customer's car? How has it been maintained prior to this wash?

    My car....

    Done the 2 year coating and now the 5 year coating.

    Wasn't washed for about 3 weeks....

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    Re: Blackfire Pro Ceramic Coating, "Black Edition".

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    2014 Lexus GS 359

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    Re: Blackfire Pro Ceramic Coating, "Black Edition".

    Just thinking out loud here...

    Maybe I did not get enough of a cut during polishing phase to remove underlying water spots and etchings.

    But this probably bugs me more than anything....dirt, pollen and light film sticks to car and the rain doesn't even remove it. No shedding effects.

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    Re: Blackfire Pro Ceramic Coating, "Black Edition".

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    Wasn't washed for about 3 weeks....
    This probably doesn't help. The spots and etchings could be caused from the dirt reacting with any water (dew, rain) from sitting on the surface for weeks without a wash.

    Quote Originally Posted by TMQ View Post
    Just thinking out loud here...

    Maybe I did not get enough of a cut during polishing phase to remove underlying water spots and etchings.

    But this probably bugs me more than anything....dirt, pollen and light film sticks to car and the rain doesn't even remove it. No shedding effects.

    Tom
    I went through your thread and saw that you used Blackfire primer which has no abrasives. So any cut was coming from the pad. So you are right they could have still been there. Could be the coating just needs a strong wash to restore its performance after having dirt sitting on it for weeks.

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    Re: Blackfire Pro Ceramic Coating, "Black Edition".

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    This probably doesn't help. The spots and etchings could be caused from the dirt reacting with any water (dew, rain) from sitting on the surface for weeks without a wash.



    I went through your thread and saw that you used Blackfire primer which has no abrasives. So any cut was coming from the pad. So you are right they could have still been there. Could be the coating just needs a strong wash to restore its performance after having dirt sitting on it for weeks.
    Thanks Guz....

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    Re: Blackfire Pro Ceramic Coating, "Black Edition".

    Guz is the man.

    Keep us updated, Tom.

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    Re: Blackfire Pro Ceramic Coating, "Black Edition".

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    Guz is the man.

    Keep us updated, Tom.
    I agree!!!

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    Re: Blackfire Pro Ceramic Coating, "Black Edition".

    Tom, I applied two coats of this coating to a customers car and during his maintence washes he tops with the Hybrid Solutions 3 in 1 Ceramic Detailer as a waterless wash.

    He was disappointed with the lack of water beading that the coating provides, but I did let him know that it is a water sheeting coating.

    He let me know that it did have a good sheeting effect.

    The attached picture is after one night of rain. Only a few days after the coating was applied.

    I used Sonax Perfect finish to polish the car and panel wiped it twice before application.

    I applied two coats of the coating.

    My customer said he had to pressure wash it twice and even after that there were still water spots and contaminants on the car which were removed with the waterless wash process.

    Here's a video of the properties of the coating topped with the Hybrid Solutions 3 in one Ceramic Detailer when he came back for a maintence wash.

    AutoClean - Look at how the water beads up and just falls... | Facebook

    I was thinking I'd apply the BF Black Edition to my Jeep and observe it further with no toppers before I apply it to any more of my customers cars.

    I feel like we are seeing the properties of the Ceramic 3 in 1 Detailer in the video.

    Also my we have very acidic bird droppings around here and there was already a spot where he says he removed the bird dropping promptly but it still etched into the coating and possibly the paint.



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