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Old 07-10-2019, 07:26 PM
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Sure seems like my new black 2019 C7 Stingray's clear is real sensitive to scratching. Is it just me? the color black? are all non metallic's clear that soft? Maybe I'm just being pickier than I've ever been in my life with a car.

I've learned to:
  1. NEVER wipe away bugs with the quick wax/cleaner stuff. (Self inflicted wounds . . .)
  2. Always use about 10 microfiber towels when washing with a used towel never going back in the wash bucket.
  3. Use the microfiber drying towels from Griot's or Chemical Guys.
  4. That most scratches are self inflicted . . . so don't push so hard . . . or just don't do what your thinking about doing in the first place.
  5. Dirt on it, not causing scratches, does no harm . . . except to your ego.
  6. A dual action polisher is your friend if used conservatively as possible.
  7. Rub when clean, rub light, rub often . . . never rub hard.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:33 PM
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Sure seems like my new black 2019 C7 Stingray's clear is real sensitive to scratching. Is it just me? the color black?
Its the black.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:36 PM
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I have a Black Macan and you don’t want to touch it. I wash it and then use a blower to dry it. I use as few microfiber as possible. I will probably ceramic cost it this fall when I have time.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:43 PM
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In the mid 70s there was a product named Protect It ,there sales slogan was Rub It Easy ,Make It Hard ,they were competing with Armor All
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:56 PM
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What does any of this have to do with the C8?
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by dsandula View Post
Sure seems like my new black 2019 C7 Stingray's clear is real sensitive to scratching. Is it just me? the color black? are all non metallic's clear that soft? Maybe I'm just being pickier than I've ever been in my life with a car.

I've learned to:
  1. NEVER wipe away bugs with the quick wax/cleaner stuff. (Self inflicted wounds . . .)
  2. Always use about 10 microfiber towels when washing with a used towel never going back in the wash bucket.
  3. Use the microfiber drying towels from Griot's or Chemical Guys.
  4. That most scratches are self inflicted . . . so don't push so hard . . . or just don't do what your thinking about doing in the first place.
  5. Dirt on it, not causing scratches, does no harm . . . except to your ego.
  6. A dual action polisher is your friend if used conservatively as possible.
  7. Rub when clean, rub light, rub often . . . never rub hard.
i love adverbs...
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by RedMercy View Post
i love adverbs...
Wuz thisa have tu doa witha grammar.


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Old 07-10-2019, 08:38 PM
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Wuz thisa have tu doa witha grammar.


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Old 07-11-2019, 12:22 AM
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If the finish was soft it wouldn't scratch. Just like hardened safety glasses the hard clear coat finish is very subject to scratching. Safety glasses can't even be cleaned with a Kleenex tissue as it will scratch the surface and after a while the surface will be covered with small scratches.

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The black paint / clear coat on my 2019 Grand Sport is really soft. But soft paint looks wet.

IMO Polish the car then keep it waxed, yup waxed. Meguiar's Black Wax. Ceramics are great on other colors but they don't prevent swirl marks that show like crazy on black.

Buy a deionized water rinse like https://simplechuck.com/ and wash the car often but DON'T dry the car. Drying the car is when you do the most damage, ie swirl marks.

Don't rub hard and don't rub anymore than you have to.

Buy the best micro fiber towels. Never use a dry towel on a dry car, always use spray detailer.
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