: "BlackFire" Detailed



Ancient Mariner
09-01-13, 05:23 PM
Every now and then I try something different from Zaino just to mix things up and see how the "latest and greatest" compares to my old favourite. So this "BlackFire" stuff has been getting some rave reviews lately, so decided to try a couple of their easy-on-easy-off products (I'm definitely not into the all day buffer and mutliple sealant/wax/polish/spray regimen anymore). So on the recommendations of others for their WOWO items, I ordered the following to give it a try.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/BillWS6/Cadillac/BlackFire0010_zps4256b940.jpg

Application is very easy, literally wipe on wipe off with no hard buffing or rubbing required to remove all the product. And very very little residue (white power) to deal with either, and no streaking. It's recommended to be applied in the shade however, so pulled the car into the garage to do the job. Finished off with the detailer spray for a little extra "pop" - again very easy to use, no streaking, and cleaned up nicely. Both products are of the "less is better" group, so no need to lay either on thick or heavy.

So how does it compare with Zaino? Photo's won't tell the difference; there is not quite so much "gloss", but with more "depth" or wet look for sure. Both leave surfaces VERY slick and it remains to be seen how this BlackFire stuff holds up in comparison to the very durable Zaino.

So it's a toss up IMO - if you prefer "shiny", I think Zaino has the edge there. But if you prefer a little darker, deeper look (ie wet), then BlackFire seems to be the better choice. At least with their WOWO stuff. They have a full line of other detailing items from waxes to cleaners to clays to metal polishes that I'm sure would keep even the most fanatically inclined busy for far too long LOL.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/BillWS6/Cadillac/BlackFire0018_zpse5eb7382.jpg

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Rifle and rucksack
09-01-13, 06:08 PM
Looks great! i have never tried Zaino but I have got say that I love the blackfire products. I put on the sealant / protectant on with the buffer (dual action) and wipe off by hand. I agree it leaves a very deep shine. I have only had to apply it once and just about every wash I go over it with the blackfire midnight fire hand wax, I think it's called or any spray detailer such as turtle wax black spray on wax. The thing that I really like is how the car can be somewhat dirty and still present a deep reflection and also it is good at preventing stains from bird droppings and bugs come off easier. Actually works better than the $500.00 or so protection I got from the dealer when I first bought the car.

Ancient Mariner
09-01-13, 07:13 PM
Thanks, may give that spray product a try as well - I'm all about ease of use these days LOL.

glenroebuck
09-01-13, 08:01 PM
if you have a black car and want to splurge their Black Fire Black Ice hybrid wax is sick..makes a dark car darker and ablack car inky black and major drool factor shine! :)
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glenroebuck
09-01-13, 08:10 PM
btw excellent job your car looks schweeeet!

Ancient Mariner
09-01-13, 08:23 PM
Thanks, and thanks for the heads-up on their wax products too :).

Ancient Mariner
10-01-13, 07:48 PM
Back to Zaino again for comparisons....a bit hard to tell by photos, but first impressions hold - Blackfire definitely give a deeper "blacker" finish, while Zaino is shiniest no doubt too.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/BillWS6/Cadillac/DSC02691_zps345a1289.jpg
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redsoxski
10-01-13, 08:05 PM
Back to Zaino again for comparisons....a bit hard to tell by photos, but first impressions hold - Blackfire definitely give a deeper "blacker" finish, while Zaino is shiniest no doubt too. [/IMG][/IMG]

Looks nice AW.. You could use that finish as a mirror to shave in AM. Great look.

Rifle and rucksack
10-01-13, 11:33 PM
Nice shine, I don't think anything beats a blackfire shine. Best products available IMHO.

Ancient Mariner
10-02-13, 07:18 AM
Looks nice AW.. You could use that finish as a mirror to shave in AM. Great look.

I had to be careful of the camera angle just so my ugly mug wouldn't show in the reflection LOL


Nice shine, I don't think anything beats a blackfire shine. Best products available IMHO.

I'm going to splurge for the Montant Hybrid wax mentioned above and see how that works.

....aaannd a badge shot for posterity :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/BillWS6/Cadillac/DSC02678_zpsa28229d3.jpg

clutch750
10-03-13, 09:03 PM
any tips on how to get water spots out off the black paint

Ancient Mariner
10-04-13, 08:29 AM
any tips on how to get water spots out off the black paint

No problem with hard water spots where I live, sorry can't help you there.

ATSFL
10-04-13, 09:08 AM
for water spots, you HAVE to use a polish or cleaner with some abrasives; simply waxing will not remove them.

start with something very mild, and a a soft foam applicator pad by hand(or porter cable, etc for experienced users.)

i suggest a good, off-the-shelf, all in one product like Meguiar's NXT. it should do the trick for the water spots, and leave a good shine and protection behind, and it's very easy to use.

good luck, post some pics!


any tips on how to get water spots out off the black paint

mikesul
10-04-13, 01:20 PM
Water spots are usually caused by calcium in the water. Try a dilute mix of water/vinegar to dissolve the calcium, then rinse.

Yellowlab
10-08-13, 01:24 AM
Water spots are usually caused by calcium in the water. Try a dilute mix of water/vinegar to dissolve the calcium, then rinse.t


Agree. A 50/50 mix of water and white vinegar should take care of the spots.

Hoosier Daddy
10-12-13, 01:03 PM
Water spots are usually caused by calcium in the water. Try a dilute mix of water/vinegar to dissolve the calcium, then rinse.
Yeah. That should do it as long as the paint hasn't been etched then it needs to be polished.