How to Keep My Black Car Shining Like a Mirror

by Ashley Kurz

Brand-new black cars have a shiny finish that is often so reflective, it seems like a mirror. These cars are so shiny because they have not been exposed to road salt, sun and the wear and tear that cars on the road go through. If you have a new car that still has its shiny finish, it's possible to keep it that way. You can keep your car gleaming by properly maintaining the finish.

Step 1

Wash your car every week with a car wash detergent and warm, soapy water.

Step 2

Dry your car after washes and rain with a cloth diaper. Cloth diapers are soft and absorbent. They also won't leave fibers behind on your finish.

Step 3

Wax your car monthly to protect your paint job. Wax immediately after washing and drying your car and in a cool area so the sun does not directly shine down on the wax. Apply the car wax with a wax sponge in a circular motion. Cover the entire car in circular strokes with the wax sponge. Use a cloth diaper to wipe away excess wax and buff the finish into a shine.

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