How To Properly One-Step Polish Black Paint – Chemical Guys


What’s up everybody, welcome to the Chemical
Guys Detail Garage! Today, we have this very pristine 1995 Dodge
Viper in the shop which has this really cool, deep black finish but after further inspection
we say that it has some minor scratches and swirls. So today we are going to show you how to properly
inspect, prevent and remove it. To start off, it has some light dust and fingerprints
that we are going to remove using Swift Wipe. This is a great way to remove any kind of
bird droppings, water spots, dirt, debris, fingerprints and it is a great alternative
to using a hose and bucket for those of you that live in an apartment. I was speaking with someone earlier that was
telling me that they don’t have the option to wash their car in the driveway and they
don’t have a water source. So, I recommend using Swift Wipe and they
say that their car has a great shine and it is now frequently detailed. That’s what we’re here for, to help give you
guys product advice. We want all the cars of the world to look
their best, so when we can help, we will. As we are working our way around the Viper
I’ll give you guys some helpful tips and tricks like here. As you are wiping away the waterless wash
or any spray you want to roll the towel. This creates a new edge that you can see on
this yellow microfiber towel, there are multiple layers of dirt here rather than one long line. That means we aren’t grinding it into the
paintwork creating scratches or swirls but rather we are cleaning away the debris as
safely as possible. Routinely flip the towel for a fresh side
this way you aren’t spreading the dirt all over the vehicle and also the fibers of your
towel are collecting as much dirt as possible. Having clean, soft microfiber towels in the
car and in your detailing arsenal is important. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again,
having too many towels is never an issue as a detailer, you can never have enough towels. Using premium towels on the go or if a waterless
wash user, this is the best way to prevent installing harmful paint defects which saves
you a lot of work in the long run. Swirls are very noticeable, I’m sure you have
seen the cars that have spider webs and imperfections which is why it takes the right technique
to properly detail your car. This is how you avoid the need for costly
repairs such as paint corrections or repainting the car. I mentioned earlier that we can see there
are a ton of scratches and swirls on this car because it’s black which shows any imperfection. Also the previous owner didn’t take of it
in the proper sense it was neglected and scrubbed and you can see the brush marks. So we are going to go over how to remove it. Lets go over the inspection process, as you
can see it already has a deep gloss but look out for contamination that causes fine scratches. Creating a barrier of lubrication helps debris
safely glide off of the paint so the finish isn’t damaged. This half of the hood is looking really good. You can see it is a massive hood so it takes
quite a bit of working in straight lines to get it looking right. I bet you’re wondering why I’m not foaming
the vehicle and that is because the top is missing. Since it doesn’t have the top, for today we
are going to use the waterless wash and get this car looking its best. So I’m gonna use Swift Wipe on the entire
vehicle and then we can move on to our next step in the detailing process. I’ve just finished up using Swift Wipe to
take care of the loose abrasive particles of dirt to one, unveil the natural shine of
this vehicle but also to thoroughly inspect the paint. Now that it is clean, this vehicle is a lot
worse than I thought it was going to be because there is a ton of scratches and swirls, the
paint is sensitive and there are all kinds of organic scratches. I was careful to watch my movements, I work
in straight, linear motions and these scratches are going in every direction. It’s definitely going to need a polish. Since this is a small vehicle it only took
three towels to remove the debris and the car now looks a lot better but even though
it is clean, it’s not a hundred percent. We’ll decontaminate the paint using a clay
bar to prepare the paint for the polishing steps and then we need to protect the finish
as well as make it looks it best for as long as possible. Aright guys, after using a Light Clay Bar
we removed the embedded contaminants that were in the pores of the paint to restore
this slick feel. Also, whenever you polish, apply coatings;
you need to remove the impurities from the surface because if you pick that up while
you’re polishing it will create pig tails or if you’re applying a coating you’ll actually
lock in the contamination. To get the best results you decontaminate
with the clay bar and then you are ready for polishing. I’ll grab a TORQ 10FX which I have a White
Hex-Logic Pad because this car has fine scratches as well as very sensitive paint we will be
using Slick Finish. It is a cleaner wax that contains an abrasive
that gently breaks down the paint to reveal a refined finish but it also adds a fine coat
of wax to enhance gloss and add some paint protection. To begin, shake the bottle just like you would
do with any compound or polish to thoroughly mix it together. We’ll start here on the pillar after applying
a few dots to the pad. I’ll use four dime size dots which is a little
smaller than the hex on the face of the pad. I’m also going to use Pad Conditioner to moisten
the pad which reduces friction giving the chemical time to properly break down. If you’re new to polishing, the concept is
the pad creates the friction and pressure to diminish a fine layer of clear coat and
that removes the scratches and swirls. A few things, when using a dual-action blotch
out the product first and then turn the machine on while it is resting on the vehicle to prevent
sling. As I mentioned, this car doesn’t have the
top so we are going to be very careful that we don’t spread any chemicals over the interior. Also when you are using any polisher, make
sure the machine is perfectly flat without excessive pressure because that can create
a lot of friction or it will stall the pad in which you aren’t doing anything but wasting
time. Starting it on speed setting one to spread
this out and then diminish it on the highest speed setting to refine this finish. Wow, that’s a huge transformation after a
one-step polish. The cleaner wax diminished the top layer to
remove the scratches, obviously you’re not going to get a hundred percent correction
from a one-step polish but it looks a whole lot better than it did before. For today I think we’ll wrap it up with the
polish. So if you guys want to learn more about these
products, head over to our website chemicalguys.com. If you like this Viper, give it a thumbs up,
be sure to tune in on Wednesday when we finish the exterior. As always don’t forget to stop by your local
Detail Garage get some helpful tips and we’ll see you guys next time.