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Ok, so i did a wax job on the car a couple days back. And to my luck, it rains the next day. As I'm sure many of you know, rain isn't a very close friend of a black car. Although I did get to see how the wax was repelling the water.<p>sorry about the uber crap iphone pictures.<p>to be honest, I'm pretty proud of myself with the first picture, as i have no photography skills at all, it's kinda cool?? sorta?<p> <IMG SRC="http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6438/img0107y.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3262/img0108u.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Looks good, you're going to have to post proper pictures of your car. I don't think I've ever seen on of your full car pics. I love black S60's though.
 

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How about pics of the rest of the car? Just a little more eye candy for those who don't get to see an S60 in their driveway each day??!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Well i would take pictures of the whole car, but you could imagine what the water left on the car when it dried, dirt!! I'll have to wash it again and post pics.
 

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Not bad. What wax did you use? Any clay bar before waxing?<p>After trying several products and researching a ton, I've lately been partial to Collinite 476S. It's easy to apply and remove, looks good, beads water like nobody's business, and lasts a really long time even in harsh conditions.<p>Don't be afraid to clay and wax the glass, too.
 

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As much as I love my black s60, it never stays clean for 5 minutes.<br>I really like how they look when they're covered in a million tiny water droplets.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nathancarter</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not bad. What wax did you use? Any clay bar before waxing?<p>After trying several products and researching a ton, I've lately been partial to <b>Collinite 476S</b>. It's easy to apply and remove, looks good, beads water like nobody's business, and lasts a really long time even in harsh conditions.<p>Don't be afraid to clay and wax the glass, too.</TD></TR></TABLE> <p>me too, ive used it three times so far and 2/3 times it has been almost impossible to remove..<p>For glass, Aquapel by PPG is probably the best thing on the market right now.
 

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Re: detailed the car a few days back (miha11)

Same thing happened to me the next day after I waxed:<p><IMG SRC="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/puredrive07/spring09041.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/puredrive07/spring09042.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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I didn't use anything special, mother's 3 step cleaner, wax and polish. It's not the best of result but it's good enough. And yes, i love the colour right after i clean it, and then i drive through a puddle or something like that, DIRTY again. But i must say, black is the best colour on any car, sonic blue is a close second though.
 

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I also had the problem with the Collinite 476S being hard to remove. As part of my last detail, I did a little bit of experimenting on my BMW 330i:<p>First part of the experiment, I applied the wax literally by hand: Using my fingertips and the side of my palm. This made it a little easier to apply an even coat; I previously did not have much luck with a microfiber applicator, which seemed to make an uneven or streaky coat.<p>Second part of the experiment, on half of the trunk lid I let the wax dry thoroughly before removing it. On the rest of the car, I applied the wax by hand onto each section, then immediately removed it with a dry Cobra Indigo microfiber, without waiting for it to dry. It was MUCH easier to remove this way.<p>After about 6 weeks, both halves of the trunk lid (the dry-then-remove half, and the no-dry-remove-immediately half) still look the same and bead water identically. So, subjectively, it seems that the dry time is unnecessary, and only makes the Collinite more difficult to remove/buff off by hand.
 
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