black paint.

dexterstjock

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I have a black 2012 Ram, I'm trying to figure out how to make the black paint look "richer and darker?" If you have any suggestions, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Thank you!
 

Irishthreeper

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My wife had a black VW Passat and I used a polish made specifically for black. Can’t remember the brand but it was a major name and worked great. You can find it in about any auto parts store.
 

ThunderMug95

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Some considerations…your paint is 10 plus years old with the accompanying oxidation and scratches that throw off the luster. You may want to use a mild cutting wax and/or clay bar it. Then apply a really nice wax/polish and buff the bejezus out of it. This will produce excellent results. There is so much crap on the paint you cant see. Take a piece of cellophane and run it along your paint. It would shock you how much grit and imperfections are there. You can feel it through your finger tips w/cellophane.
I paid a local detailer to do this to our 2001 red Vette and it was WELL worth it. I also clay bar my Ram every year. Silver is easy compared to black though.
 
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