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.

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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