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    Review: BLACKFIRE One-Step Cleaner/Wax by Mike Phillips

    Review: BLACKFIRE One-Step Cleaner/Wax by Mike Phillips


    This is a real-time review in that I just received the latest incarnation of this product yesterday. The beta versions I tested worked great but I think the before and after pictures below show this newest version is the new Speed Killer.


    I've only used the product for one section and that was to do my Test Spot. I'll update this post later today with my final thoughts after buffing out this entire car. Until then... like the saying goes...


    A picture tells a thousand words...







    Here's my test car, it's an old swirled-out 2-door Chevy





    In case you can't tell - this is the before shot





    This is the after shot - the little dots you see are not defects - they are gold metallic flakes in the paint


    This was after 8 section passes using the Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher with a 6.5" Griot's Orange BOSS Foam Cutting Pad on speed 6






    Before
    This is the paint above my Test Spot. Note I've turned the overhead lights off to get rid of the their reflection on the panel. That's why you see a color change in the paint. At this point the light shining down is just the SCANGRIP Sunmatch Swirl Finder Light.





    Moving down the panel towards my tape-line




    On the tape line





    Just past the tape line...




    The middle of my test spot...





    BLACKFIRE One Step




    I think the soonest you can get your hands on a quart of this is the first day of SEMA - that's Tuesday, October 31 or Halloween.


    Stay tuned...


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    BLACKFIRE One Step 32 ounce bottle


    BLACKFIRE One Step

    Griot's Garage 6" ROP - Standard cord

    Griots Garage 6 Inch Heavy Duty Random Orbital Polisher - HD Cord - 25' Heavy Duty Cord already pre-wired

    Griots Garage BOSS 6.5 inch Orange Correcting Pads - 2 Pack




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    Re: Review: BLACKFIRE One-Step Cleaner/Wax by Mike Phillips

    Mike, I like what I see, hopefully I can see it in person at SEMA next week.

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    Re: Review: BLACKFIRE One-Step Cleaner/Wax by Mike Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzscarwash View Post
    Mike, I like what I see, hopefully I can see it in person at SEMA next week.

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    We will have it available to demo at SEMA, you will love this product!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meghan View Post
    We will have it available to demo at SEMA, you will love this product!
    Nice!!! Definitely looking forward to it, also on the look out for a good one step and would mind trying a speed killer. Any idea on longevity time for it??

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    Re: Review: BLACKFIRE One-Step Cleaner/Wax by Mike Phillips

    ***Update***


    Just posted another FB live to my FB page.

    I knocked out the hood and the tops of the front fenders in 25 minutes.

    Check out the video. The link to my Facebook page in in my Sig Line


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    Re: Review: BLACKFIRE One-Step Cleaner/Wax by Mike Phillips

    Continued...


    Finished

    Here's the final results and remember - this was ONE STEP...































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    The finish literally looks like I spend all day compounding, polishing and then waxing. Truth is I buffed this out in less than 3 hours from start to finish!

    The product I used is the new BLACKFIRE One Step and it is hands-down the best one step cleaner/wax I've ever used.










    Review

    NO MICRO-MARRING even on black paint. That's hard to do with most one-step cleaner/waxes.

    SUPER LONG BUFFING CYCLE - You can buff till the cows come home. It stays liquid as long as you keep move the pad over the paint.

    ZERO DUSTING - You the kind of guy that hates dusting? Complain about products that do everytime you get a chance? Then here's your new favorite product.

    Excellent correction - I'm impressed and I'd say I'm hard to impress.

    Any tool or by hand - It's a free-for-all




    Final thoughts...

    For your own daily drivers, your toys or if you detail professionally...

    Get some.




    This product will be available on Tuesday, October 31st.

    Call our customer care staff to place your order

    1-800-869-3011


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    Re: Review: BLACKFIRE One-Step Cleaner/Wax by Mike Phillips

    Nice review Mike!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Review: BLACKFIRE One-Step Cleaner/Wax by Mike Phillips

    I’m presuming that the Paint Sealant takes the place of Wet Diamond?


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    Re: Review: BLACKFIRE One-Step Cleaner/Wax by Mike Phillips

    Mike what is the claimed durability?

    Thanks,
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    Re: Review: BLACKFIRE One-Step Cleaner/Wax by Mike Phillips

    Very nice. Looks like a serious contender!

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