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Hi new member , getting my new Astrial Black(solid)Rav 4 on friday. Any advice on keeping the colour as clean/ scratch free/ waxed as possible . Have used hand washing and AutoGlym super resin polish in the past . This is the first solid colour car I`ve had in a long while , and wondered if anyone had any tips.

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Hi new member , getting my new Astrial Black(solid)Rav 4 on friday. Any advice on keeping the colour as clean/ scratch free/ waxed as possible . Have used hand washing and AutoGlym super resin polish in the past . This is the first solid colour car I`ve had in a long while , and wondered if anyone had any tips.

Thanks Butt

Hi Butt and welcome to the club. Good to have another member in Gloucestershire :thumbsup:

As for keeping paintwork in tip top condition, a coating of a good quality Carnauba based wax [of which there are many] every now and again, after a thorough clean and polish will usually do the trick. A mamber called Bluevortex is your man for detailing advice :thumbsup:

Don't envy you the task with a solid black finish though - it always looks stunning when done properly but is a b*g**r to keep that way, especially on the roads we have around here.

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Hi Butt - and welcome to TOC GB. Have a look at the following link where we gave just this subject a good airing in the summer: http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=116075&st=0&p=1049441&hl=washing&fromsearch=1entry1049441

The main points are: wash it often, use decent shampoo, don't use a pressure washer AND get a big tub of elbow grease for polishing!

My XT5 is Astral Black and IMHO nothing looks better when it is clean ( and polished! ), however with the number of time you will need to wash it to keep it imaculate you will be able to cancel you gym membership :thumbsup: Enjoy the RAV they are something special - particularly in this weather!

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I recommend using this combo:

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I used it on my Mazda3 MPS and the other half's mini and it works a treat. Wash and dry, then apply the Blackhole and finally the Nattys paste in a thin coat. The more coats of Nattys, the better. I lasts for months, only need a quick detail spray to bring it back after the next several washes.

Results -

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