Poorboys Black Hole – The Show Glaze For Dark Cars

Poorboys black hole removes & hides swirls

If you have a black, blue, red or other dark coloured paintwork on your car or bike you will know how difficult it can be to maintain that mirror like gleam. This is where Poorboys Black Hole comes into it’s own, with very little else on the market that can touch it in terms of performance and value for money.

Poorboys black hole is what is known as a glaze in the professional car detailing and valeting world. This means that it both cleans and fills light swirl marks in your paintwork to give your vehicle that deep glossy shine you’ve been looking for from your cleaning products.

It is also extremely easy to use and can be applied by hand in both sun or shade. It it also suitable for use car polishing machines if you have one.

Not only is Poorboys black hole glaze an extremely effective product it is also very popular and highly regarded product as shown in some of the reviews and comments shown further down the page.

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Wurth Plastic Dye – Plast PT – The Professionals Choice

Plastic Dye in Black or Grey

When it comes to your cars’ looks there is nothing worse than plastic trim parts that have faded to grey or in some cases near to white. So what do the professionals turn to when seeking the back to new look on their plastic parts? For many the product of choice is Wurth Plastic Dye Plast-PT.

Go behind the scenes in many garages and bodyshops up and down the country and you will undoubtedly find a range of Wurth products being used in many of them. The reason for this is that Würth products are subject to rigorous testing before a product is brought to market and where appropriate, their products will meet or exceed DIN or TÜV specifications.

In Europe and the UK Wurth are indeed the leading supplier of car/motorcyle care and maintenance products to the automotive workshop market.

Amongst their range of professional car care products is Wurth plastic dye which is a permanent colouring product, not just a dressing. Wurth Plast PT comes in a 75ml tube and is suitable to re-colour your bumpers, vinyl and fabric soft-tops, interior plastic trimmings, rubber parts, water hoses and running boards etc.

This professionals choice of dye for plastic comes in two colours. A black plastic dye and also in anthracite, a grey dye for plastic.

So if you are looking how to dye plastic black or grey see below on how to use this product, what others say about it and how to get hold of it.

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Forever Black Bumper & Plastic Trim Dye Kit – The Permanent Solution To Faded Bumpers

Forever Black Bumper Paint

When it comes to finding the permanent solution to sun-faded car bumpers and black plastic trim, Forever Black Bumper, Trim Cleaner & Reconditioner Dye Kit is one of the car care industries amazing success stories.

Forever Black  is not a cosmetic dressing. It’s an easy-to-use permanent black bumper dye. It permanently colours black plastic, rubber and vinyl with the same polymers that the car manufacturers use.

It is not a silicone dressing – silicone products will make plastic, vinyl and rubber appear to have regained their colour but the change is temporary.

Plus, silicone oils have been known to dry out the applied areas creating a bigger problem. Silicone also tends to leave a greasy residue even after buffing.

In essence Forever Black Bumper care must be at the top of the list when looking for a product that restores the faded black plastic on your car.

How is Forever Black Different?

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How Often Do I Have To Polish And Wax My New Car?

Polishing New carI was recently contacted by Avril who had a question that many others have asked in the past and which I thought the answer might be of interest to you. Avril’s question was:

“I have ordered my new car an Audi TT and I am planning to detail it when I get it to give the car the best possible shine and finish. My question is when I have finished how do i maintain the car, i.e. I would not expect to do this level of cleaning on a weekly basis. On a weekly basis do I just wash the car, do I wash and polish?”

In answer to Avril’s question I would first say that I would hope that having spent what is likely to be a reasonable amount of money on a new car, and I am assuming here that it is a “brand new car”, that I would not have to detail if straight from the showroom. However having visited a fair number of showrooms in the past I am sometimes horrified by the condition of the paintwork on some cars.

Now many dealers will try and flog you a “paint protection” package ranging from just a few hundred to several hundred pounds. Unfortunately many of these are not worth the amount of money charged by the dealerships, some of whom make nearly as much on the protection package as they do profit on the car!

If your new car has been “protected” you firstly need to be extremely careful and read the small print as to what after-care process and products you use, as you can find by using non-approved products you will invalidate any warranty provided with the package.

The first step…

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How To Polish A Car By Hand – Step By Step Guide

How to Polish A Car By HandIn this post, I will look at and answer the popular question of How To Polish a Car By Hand. The majority of readers and customers who ask about polishing their cars start off by learning how to polish by hand before moving to the more advanced level of machine polishing.

Although admittedly you can achieve more in a shorter space of time with machine polishing, the majority of enthusiasts of which you may be one either have not yet got the desire, funds or confidence to make that leap. Instead, desiring to get the best possible results from a little bit of “elbow grease”. Although with modern polishing products the amount of effort required to achieve fantastic looking results is becoming less and less.

How To Polish A Car – Swirls & Paint Hardness

The most common defects that make cars look dull and unloved can most certainly be rectified or vastly lessened by hand polishing. The most common of such issues being swirl marks, also known as spider or cob-webbing.

Minor swirl marks can be permanently removed from your paintwork by hand and depending on the hardness of your cars paint combined with the severity of the swirling will determine the type of polish you will need to end up applying.

Before we get into the detail of how to polish a car by hand, let’s look for one moment at the subject of

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How to get the Bumpers on your Car Back to Black

Car Back To BlackDo you need to get the bumpers on your car back to black? Have they faded to a horrible dull grey colour? With so many different products on the market which is the best way to get them back to that deep showroom blackness?

You’ve probably seen reference to them all; protectants, detailers and bumper dressings, all designed to transform the look of your car bumpers and car trim back to new.

The problem with many of these products is that they make your trim look great on first application but will only tend to last a matter of weeks before they fade away and you then have to re-apply to get that car back to black look again.

So what causes the fading problem in the first place and how do you find a more permanent fix to you faded bumpers?

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The Car Wash Products Everyone Should Have in Their Kitbag

Car Wash Products Kit BagWith so many car wash products on the market, choosing which ones to have in your kit bag can be a little confusing. Especially to anyone just starting out in the world of detailing.

Here I will explore some of the essential items anyone from beginner to expect should always have in their detailing kit bag.

The first may come as a bit of a surprise. If like millions of other car owners you regularly use a sponge to wash your car, please make an immediate change and Ditch That Sponge!

By the very nature of their make-up, if a sponge traps even the smallest amounts of dirt or grit between it and your paintwork it will tend to suck up the water leaving the grit to drag across the surface of your paintwork as you wipe, leaving fine swirls and scratches behind it.

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What Is a Clay Bar and How To Best Use Them For Car Detailing

What Is A Clay Bar and How Best To Use For Car DetailingIn this latest post we look at what is a clay bar and how best to use them in detailing your car, helping you to get the best finish and shine you can out of the precious time you spend on your cherished motor.

Although now much more commonly used in the detailing fraternity than ever before, the clay bar is still one of detailings best kept secrets.

Using a clay bar can significantly improve the surface of your paintwork to give a silk smooth finish and ultimately help achieve the incredibly deep shine you are always looking for.

Even after over 10 years of first recommending them we still get asked what is a clay bar and do they really work? Hopefully this article will provide you with the answers to these questions.

So what is a clay bar , why does it work and how do you use it…?

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Top 5 Best Car Scratch Remover Products

Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0 Car Paint Scratch Remover 207mlOver the years we have tried many of the car scratch remover products that we have either stocked or have been sent as samples. Some of those we have stuck with and added to our range and others we have let go of, either from our own experience or the feedback of customers.

So which of those we seen or our customers provided feedback on do we consider amongst the best car scratch remover products available?

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Remove Bird Muck From Your Car with New Poorboys Bird Sh#t Remover

Remove Bird MuckPoorboys World car care products are addressing one the car owners worst nightmares with their  Bird Sh#t Remover  product to help remove bird muck and prevent the horrendous damage it can do to your car paint.

The new product is designed to remove both fresh and dried on bird muck from your car paint, glass, plastic and exterior vinyl trim or convertible hoods & soft-tops. Like all Poorboys products it has been designed and formulated to be simple to use and is a case of spray on, wait a short while for the product to work and then gently wipe off with a microfibre cloth or towel.

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