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      06-02-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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Permanent polish like Supagard?

Hi,

I'm struggling to keep my black saphire looking nice and shiny! With water marks and dust its hard work. A few years ago I had a car where the exterior was treadted with a product called Supagard that was sold as a 'permanent polish' type effect.

Can anyone recommend any product that I can apply myself to have the desired effect? At the mo the car is washed with Meg's gold class and then polished with Meg's gold class. It doesn't seem to last that long though?!

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I'm not sure what Supagard is, but what you're looking for is a sealant, as opposed to a wax.

Collinite #476 is supposed to be long lasting
There's also the Zaino sealant kit

Those are just two I can think of.
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The "permanent" solution is a complete kit for regular CARE of your paint. Nice washing implements, possibly a buffer/polisher, and your favorite combo of sealant and/or wax. There is yet to be a truly permanent solution that you apply once and forget.
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The "permanent" solution is a complete kit for regular CARE of your paint. Nice washing implements, possibly a buffer/polisher, and your favorite combo of sealant and/or wax. There is yet to be a truly permanent solution that you apply once and forget.
There's no such thing as a permanent sealant or polish. Sometimes the Simoniz treatment dealers offer (for $250-500, depending on the make/model car) is advertised as a one-time everlasting solution, but that's not true at all. They're just blowing smoke to make extra profit.

Cars take effort to keep looking really clean, especially blacks (JB, SBM, etc). Having a good clean surface (washed and clayed) then treated with a good sealant every few months (such as Jetseal) and topped with your wax of choice every month or so (Poorboy's Nattys Blue is great for JB and SBM) will hopefully make things easier.
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There is no real permanent protection. The longest lasting waxes I've used are Collinte 476 and 845. Sealants that last are Opti-Seal, Zaino, Four Star UPP, FK100, Duragloss 105, and M21.
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Thanks guys, just ordered myself some poorboys paint sealant and nattys blue! We'll see how I get on!
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Natty blue, good choice! I'm a fan, but it isn't too long lasting from what I've heard. Still, with the sealant underneath you should be fine.
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you could clear bra your whole car for a permanent dullness but protection haha
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