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Re: Just how bad is Brilliant Black for the OCD inclined?

It's like anything else...you gotta pay to play. If you want the best looking color when clean, you've got keep it maintained. My last 3 Jeeps were black. If I could have found my WJ in black, probably would have gotten it. But I don't mind washing my car once a week. I do love my dark khaki though. IT really grew on me.
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Re: Just how bad is Brilliant Black for the OCD inclined?

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I do love my dark khaki though. It really grew on me.
The first WJ I had was a color like Dark Khaki, I think it might have been Taupe Frost Metallic.
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Re: Just how bad is Brilliant Black for the OCD inclined?

Everybody ought to have at leat one black vehicle. however, if you're compulsive about keeping one clean, one is often enough. While they shine and look good when clean, its a full time job keeping one that way.
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Re: Just how bad is Brilliant Black for the OCD inclined?

I'm pretty OCD with my GTO, wash it every time I drive it, but I'm not as bad with the Jeep. Same principles for washing the GTO apply with the Jeep, or Aveos for that matter. Each car has two charmoil wash mits, one for the body and one for the wheels. I use two differnt mits since the wheels generally are dirtier than the paint and I don't want to wipe more dirt particles into my paint. Also, the charmoil mits are much better than a sponge since they grab the dirt and pull it up and off the paint. Once washing is done, I dry with microfiber waffle weave towels. I have found these to be the best with water absorbtion. I used to use white made in the USA terry cloth towels, but these are much better. To avoid swirls, don't dry in a circular motion. Dry in straight lines following the body lines of the car. Since owning my GTO new in 2004, and countless washes, my paint is better than the day I brought it home. The paint is virtually swirl free and emaculate. The Jeep will be the same.

I use Zaino wash, wax, and spray. I wax about 2-3 times a year, but spray every wash. Also, the more maintainence, the less clay bar is needed.



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