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post #1 of 3 Old 04-29-2005, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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WK brilliant black better then clear coat black??

Hello, just saw on an eBay auction for a WK rocky mtn that was in brilliant black crystal that they state this new black does not show swirls and goes not get as dirty as the old clear coat black. I emailed them to ask why this was, their answer was

"Clear Coat paint has nothing to reflect light other than the clear coat itself. It shows the polishing swirls which are nearly unavoidable. And since black has the highest contrast, it shows these swirls more than any other color.

The Brilliant Black Crystal as well as any other Pearl Coat or Metallic Paint has something beneath the clear coat to reflect light. Therefore, it has depth. Because of this depth, swirls in the clear coat are not as noticable. There is no question that the Brilliant Black paint will look better for longer than the traditional Black Clear Coat. In fact, many of the high-end luxury makes now offer a similar black metallic paint including BMW, Volvo, and Mercedes."

Just wondering if someone on here with the brilliant black in the WK could comment on how hard/easy it is to keep the black clean and also any swirls in the paint that is so common on black cars?

Thanks a ton, Bill

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I'm no paint expert, but I'm pretty sure that all factory paint jobs have a clear coat on top. There may be other layers of color or reflective material of some sort under the clear coat, but I think that everything has a clear coat.

Easy way to tell is to wax it...if you get the color of the car on your wax pad or wiping rag, then you've either worn through the clear coat or there is no clear coat to begin with. No color on the pad or rag, and there's a clear coat.


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Mines Brilliant Black...

About the same as my WJ...

I NEver send it through a carwash. I goto a great place in the Bronx - hand wash place - no machine wash blades - all guys with huge wash mitts. They charge 8 bucks. As long as you goto a hand wash or wash it yourself - you will aviod them darn swirl marks......

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