In this article we will be checking out what is the best car polish for black colored cars. We will also check out if you actually really need a different type of polish for black cars.
It is certainly worth mentioning that this advice basically includes any dark color of a car. That would bring in dark blue and dark green colored cars which get pretty close to the deeper and darker colors.
Car Polish vs Car Wax for Darker Colored Cars
Before we get into the actual details, it is worth pointing out that car polish and car wax are not the same thing. Now some people may already know that, but for those that don't it is worth just a minute of your time, to properly understand the key difference.
A car polish is what gives a vehicle its deep shine, whereas a car wax is all about protection. The order for caring for a car is quite simple.
You wash the car with a shampoo, rinse it off and dry it, apply a polish and buff that for the showroom shine effect. Finally you apply a car wax to give protection to the car paint.
Many manufacturers now make products that act as both a polish and a wax. Typically these will be spray wax types.
With these you wash and dry the car. Then you apply the polish/wax combined product and buff that up to a great shine with built-in protection.
If you don't have time to read my full article below, then the best car polish/wax for black cars is the Chemical Guys GAP_619_16 Black Light Hybrid Radiant Finish Color Enhancer.
Buyers rate this one very highly and overall they have given this wax a 92% buyer satisfaction rating. It can be applied by hand or also applied using a buffer/polisher.
Underneath I have listed the top rated car polish and wax products for black cars, but this one is top of our list, and buyers also say that it is one of the best.
TOP 5 Buyer Rated Car Polish/Wax for Black Cars
Just below you will find the top 5 buyer rated polishes for black and dark colored cars. The percentage beside each product name is the average buyer satisfaction rating according to online buyers.
Underneath the list you will find a summary review of each product, along with a pros and cons list on each product.
- Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze Show Car Glaze (92%
- Meguiar's G18220 Ultimate Liquid Wax (92%)
- SHINE ARMOR Fortify Quick Coat (90%)
- MEGUIAR'S G190532SP Hybrid Ceramic Wax (86%)
- Turtle Wax T-11 Black Spray Wax (84%)
All of the products mentioned on the list do sell really well. However we do like to rate them by the actual buyer satisfaction and now we do the individual review on each of these products.
No 1 Choice - Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze Show Car Glaze
- Buyers rated this with a 92% buyer satisfaction
- 78% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
- 3% of all buyers gave this a bad review
- This is classed as a professional-grade pure polish
- Delivers a rich, glossy wet look
- Dries clear and glossy, not white
- Can be used by hand or a DA polisher or rotary buffer
No 2 Choice - Meguiar's G18220 Ultimate Liquid Wax
- Buyers rated this with a 92% buyer satisfaction
- 79% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
- 2% of all buyers gave this a bad review
- This wax gives good protection, durability, and depth of color
- It is very easy to apply according to buyers
- Very good at creating beading on the vehicle
- Safe and effective on all glossy paints and clear coats
- Can be applied by hand or dual action variable speed polisher
No 3 Choice - SHINE ARMOR Fortify Quick Coat
- Buyers rated this with a 90% buyer satisfaction
- 77% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
- 5% of all buyers gave this a bad review
- This car wax provides a waterless wash, coat and shine, all in one convenient product
- It allows you to get a clean, shiny finish without hurting your car's paint
- It is a 3-in-1 formula that gives you a waterless car wash, coat and shine for a clean, showcase look
- Safe on all vehicles including automobiles, boats, motorbikes, RVs, four wheelers etc
No 4 Choice - MEGUIAR'S G190532SP Hybrid Ceramic Wax
- Buyers rated this with a 86% buyer satisfaction
- 68% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
- 8% of all buyers gave this a bad review
- This is a simple spray on, rinse off and dry so no rubbing, curing, buffing or mess
- Gives long lasting protection & durability beyond conventional wax
- Delivers excellent beading protection
No 5 Choice - Turtle Wax T-11 Black Spray Wax
- Buyers rated this with a 84% buyer satisfaction
- 67% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review
- 9% of all buyers gave this a bad review
- Made with Carnauba and is the easiest and fastest way to maintain and enhance the finish on all shades of automotive black paint
- Gives a good shine and helps protect against UV rays
- Fills and hides minor swirl marks that are a notorious problem on black finishes.
Just below you can watch a very good video on how to polish a black car like a professional detailer.
As you can see from the video above, this process is being done by a professional detailer. Most people will not know how to do this properly.
Most car owners just want a good overall car polish/wax product that they can apply to keep their car looking really good.
People mostly don't have time to do all of the above, but they want their car to look good just the same.
Do Black Cars Get Dirtier Than Other Cars?
They don't. The big difference is that everything shows up on a darker car, and things like white streaks from polish show up a lot. Let's face it you are not going to see the white streaks of polish on a white colored car, or even on a light colored one.
However on a black, dark blue or dark green car they are going to stand out like a sore thumb. Likewise the merest scratch will show up on a black or dark colored vehicle.
If the finishing coat of paint has been broken, then that can be covered up, but if the main color has been damaged, and the scratch is through to the priming coat, then it will always show up a lot on a black car.
Should You Use a Polish with a Pigment?
This is a very good question. A pigment is a color that is added into the pre-treatment or into the polish or wax. The principle behind that is simple. If you polish and wax a scratch all you really do is make it more noticeable. With a pigment that matches the paint color, then the scratch does get filled in.
It is however only effective on the lightest of scratches and swirls. If the scratch is deeper than the finish coat which is literally only 1 mm in depth, then don't expect miracles. The last two on the list from the Turtle Wax brand do contain those types of pigment, and yes that does help, as long as the scratches or swirls are minor in nature.