The best polish for any type of finish!
BLACKFIRE Polish uses nano-abrasives to remove 2500-3000 grit sanding marks on fresh paints and to correct mild imperfections on cured paints. These fine abrasives burnish the finish to an incredible gloss! BLACKFIRE Polish can be used to refine the paint after compounding or as a one-step shine enhancing polish.
In 2005, Mercedes Benz started using a nano, ceramic particle, clear coat and in 2006 domestic automakers started using a super-hard, scratch-resistant clear coat developed by both PPG and BASF. These new clear coats are scratch-resistant, not scratch proof. They can still be scratched and spotted. The problem is polishing, or removing defects, in these new, super-hard clear coats. Conventional polishes may not have the cutting power to remove swirls, spots and defects in these new coatings.
To stay on top of paint innovations, BLACKFIRE incorporated cutting edge German abrasives to develop a compound and polish to remove defects in the new clear coats. This new breed of polishes is currently used at the OEM level in various auto manufacturing plants worldwide and they are considered within the polishing industry to be the most advanced polishes in the world.
The result of the this German-American collaboration is BLACKFIRE Polish. This formula offers the do-it-yourself enthusiast, as well as professional detailers a number of advantages:
- It will restore gloss and remove minor defects in clear coats.
- It will restore gloss and remove minor defects in the new scratch-resistant clear coats.
- It can be applied by hand, dual action polisher or circular polisher. (Machine application is required for maximum defect removal in harder clear coats.)
BLACKFIRE Polish will remove any existing wax or sealant and burnish the finish to a mirror-like shine. Applied by machine, it will remove 2500 grit swirls, spots, and scratches without hazing the finish. It is, in a word, remarkable.
BLACKFIRE Polish is recommended for use on all clear coat finishes. Containing no silicones or waxes, BLACKFIRE Polish is VOC Compliant and body shop safe.
Using BLACKFIRE Compound and BLACKFIRE Polish, Mike Phillips was able to completely remove the swirls and paint imperfections and polish to perfection the paint on this 1994 Z28 Camaro.
Directions for use:
Application by hand:
Apply with a dense foam applicator or microfiber applicator. mist clean pad with pad conditioner. Apply a nickel-sized amount of polish onto applicator. Work on a 2 x 2 sq. ft. area. Wipe polish over paint using short, firm strokes until polish starts to turn clear. Wipe off immediately using a microfiber towel.
Application with a dual-action machine polisher: Work on a 2 x 2 sq. ft. area. Mist a clean foam polishing pad or finishing pad with pad conditioner. Apply an X of polish onto the pad. Spread the polish over one section with the machine turned off. Set the speed at 4-5 on a dual action polisher or 800-1,000 RPM on a rotary polisher. Work the polish over the surface until it begins to turn clear. Buff of polish by hand using a microfiber towel.
After final buffing open all doors, the hood, and trunk and wipe body panel edges. Mist a detail brush with a quick-detail spray or residue remover and brush around emblems. Larger body moldings and wheel arch moldings can be cleaned with a quick-detail spray or residue remove or do what body shops do, mask off these moldings before you start polishing. Soak dirty foam pads in a bucket of soapy water (or with BLACKFIRE Citrus Pad Cleaner), agitate pads with your fingers, rinse with fresh water, hand squeeze out excess water and allow pads to air dry. After polishing, finish with a coat of your favorite wax or sealant..