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    On a black car, i would break down and do the ceramic coating.
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    Foam guns (cannons) have their pros and cons. I recently had a client ask me about this and said that his foam cannon wasn't doing a good job in foaming up. He had a power washer setup and a Amazon $20 deal. Soap wise he was using Meguiars Gold class soap. That being said the first issue is the soap mix is the most critical. Meguiars Gold Class is not an ideal soap for foam guns period. Lots of other brands out there that are designed to do this but that is another topic. My recommendation is a simple two bucket wash takes precedence over a foam gun unless your car is extremely dirty (Read: trail dirt, mud etc...) or you have intentions of stripping wax off the paint (Which is what I use a foam gun for). The process of foaming your car is for a pre soak process only and cannot be substituted for a wash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrape View Post
    Foam guns (cannons) have their pros and cons. I recently had a client ask me about this and said that his foam cannon wasn't doing a good job in foaming up. He had a power washer setup and a Amazon $20 deal. Soap wise he was using Meguiars Gold class soap. That being said the first issue is the soap mix is the most critical. Meguiars Gold Class is not an ideal soap for foam guns period.
    Interesting your saying that as I experienced and Iíve seen many online discuss how good class does actually foam surprisingly well for a non foam soap. Iím guessing your friend had a low gpm pressure washer and the cheaper foam guns come with a larger orifice for use with gas pressure washers.


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    I've run the gold class and the wash n wax yellow in my foam gun. Neither has same results as say a Chemical Guys, but wasnt lacklustre and still did a good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkhorse View Post
    On a black car, i would break down and do the ceramic coating.
    Personally I see no benefit to CC over good wax/polish. I’m not in the industry but I’ve seen it done on several cars and was not impressed, seems like a fad to be honest.

    I appreciate the replies, I’ll stick to my mitt and bucket, and will look into a better wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponyryd View Post
    Personally I see no benefit to CC over good wax/polish. Iím not in the industry but Iíve seen it done on several cars and was not impressed, seems like a fad to be honest.

    I appreciate the replies, Iíll stick to my mitt and bucket, and will look into a better wax.
    I was stubborn too until I saw it done correctly. The problem is most people don't know how to do it correctly. Repels water like nothing you've ever seen and no water spots/streaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkhorse View Post
    I was stubborn too until I saw it done correctly. The problem is most people don't know how to do it correctly. Repels water like nothing you've ever seen and no water spots/streaks.
    I can vouch for that. Both my Mustang and X5 have it and it made a dramatic change. Deeper shine, less washing, more beading of water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkhorse View Post
    I was stubborn too until I saw it done correctly. The problem is most people don't know how to do it correctly. Repels water like nothing you've ever seen and no water spots/streaks.
    The cars I saw were done professionally, at 2 different places. Each car showed water spots, as well as swirl marks and imperfections.....could have been shoddy work I suppose, but regardless I’m not impressed. I typically don’t believe the hype on anything until it’s actually proven to me.
    I do appreciate all the replies though.

    Still looking for a good wax for black cars that get driven year-round, cost is irrelevant, I want something durable, with a good deep shine.

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    It’s a black DD. Throw in the towel now and just admit defeat. It’s always going to look dirty.

    Despite knowing that already, I still went and got a black DD. It just looked so damn good in the showroom.
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