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I need some help! I just bought a 2010 Lexus IS250 that's black (not my choice, that was what the wifey picked out)...

Anyways we've had it for a few days and washed it once. So tonight I had some time and thought I'd wax it since its new and the paint is still flawless. I bought some Meguiars Gold Class since it was recommended by a friend. I used my random orbital buffer to apply and to remove....

Long story short, it smeared the hell out of it. I used a terry cloth pad & a wool pad and nothing seemed to help. I eventually took a cloth with hot water and removed the smeared up mess.

I'm not new to waxing cars... but I could use some advice on which wax to use for a smear free finish. In the past I used Eagle 1 Wet, but you can't find the stuff anymore.

Any advice is welcomed!
 

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Black is the most beautiful color when done correctly. Are you using a cheap Sears type polisher or a Porter Cable? I would invest a couple hundred bucks in a nice PC, pads, polishes and some micro fiber towels. That black paint will thank you.

As for a better product, you'll find the easiest to work with products online. A few great sealants are FK1 1000p, P21S/S100, Klasse AIO/SG, Duragloss, Zaino Z2/Z5. You wont have any smearing issues with those.
 

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Black is the most beautiful color when done correctly. Are you using a cheap Sears type polisher or a Porter Cable? I would invest a couple hundred bucks in a nice PC, pads, polishes and some micro fiber towels. That black paint will thank you.

As for a better product, you'll find the easiest to work with products online. A few great sealants are FK1 1000p, P21S/S100, Klasse AIO/SG, Duragloss, Zaino Z2/Z5. You wont have any smearing issues with those.

Thanks for the reply! I've got a cheapy buffer.. I think its a craftsman. I'll look into a better unit, are the Porter Cables the best? What type of pad is best to use?

Also, where can I purchase those brand of waxes at?
 

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The Porter Cable 7336/7424 are pretty much the standard ROB's in the industry. As for pads, Lake Country pads are probably the most common pads, you should be able to find PC/pad bundles at AutoGeek.com as well as your waxes and polishes. Its a one time purchase that will be one of the best investments for your cars.
 

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Thanks guys!
 

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I see the advice, but the amount of labor intensive work involved to keep a black car looking good with wax is not for everybody.
It has been my experience that wax has always presented a problem on black paint, From fingerprints and smudges to wax residue on your rubber and vinyl trim.
You mignt look into a non wax alternative.
 

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No problem at all with any of those issues if you use good products.
 
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