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    will applying a caranuba over my sealant on my IBM kill the metallic flake? and if so what will caranuba add besides extra protection? Just curious trying to get all my detailing products together before spring
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    you mean will you be able to see the metallic flake through the wax?

    The wax is clear, it makes your car's finish shiny, it will actually protect your sealant and metal flake from UV rays.

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    No i know wax is clear but ive heard caranuba takes out the flakes the paint shines regardless it just doesnt have the little metallic flakes

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    Your not asking if it actually removes the flakes from the paint are you???

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    Haha no does it dull them? Like right now you can see little flakes in the paint unlike the fbody paint im asking if i were to put a caranuba on would it dull the flakes and not make them as visible, like kill the flake sparkle/shine and just make the blue look deeper?

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    Sorry if im not explaining clearly its just hard to explain

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    no it doesn't. I have used it on my LPM and it has never blocked the metallic flake.

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    alright thanks

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    Wax should be fine. It will not remove the metallic flake. I think it will just help protect your car and give it some shine.



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    you have clear coat on over the paint....if you are removing the flake, then you are past the clear coat and into the paint....and if thats they case you have a huge problem on your hands....and no wax wont do that

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    never said remove them i said kill shine/cover them up...

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    i figured "kill" meant to remove...anyway....no they better condition of your clear coat the more flakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgable View Post
    Sorry if im not explaining clearly its just hard to explain
    What you mean is called "mute". Some products may by itself mute the flakes on metallic colors

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    yah thats it couldnt think of the word haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    What you mean is called "mute". Some products may by itself mute the flakes on metallic colors
    Yes, some sealants and nuba's will "mute" your metallic flake.

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    They make a carnuba wax just for metal flake paint jobs. Autogeek.com

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    ive looked there whats its called? poorboys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    They make a carnuba wax just for metal flake paint jobs. Autogeek.com
    Quote Originally Posted by bgable View Post
    ive looked there whats its called? poorboys?
    No.This...
    http://www.autogeek.net/pisisepawax.html

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