Chemical Guys Show You How To Achieve A Wet Mirror-Like Finish On Black Chevy Volt

3 years ago by Mike Anthony 12

The video is a little older, but it’s very detailed… get it? Detailed?

As you can see how dirty (contaminated) the paint is.

As you can see how dirty (contaminated) the paint is.

The Chemical Guys show us a video on how to take care of paint on a new vehicle. As you’ll hear in the video, most car dealerships just wash the car, not necessarily detail it.

Lets face it.. Most of the time you will see cars on the lot that need a good cleaning as they’ve been sitting out in the open to attract whatever the environment throws at it. (

Not to mention, who wouldn’t want to protect their vehicle from the sun and road debris?

The video above shows one how to achieve a wet mirror-like, blemish-free finish on a black Chevy Volt.  We all know how hard black can be to detail, but the end result seen here is evidence that if it’s done right, black can’t be beat.

Literally, a Wet Mirror Finish!

Literally, a Wet Mirror Finish!

Another way of auto detailing would be Opticoat. Not quite a DIY job. It has to be professionally done. (Check that out here)

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12 responses to "Chemical Guys Show You How To Achieve A Wet Mirror-Like Finish On Black Chevy Volt"

  1. pjwood says:

    ?? The car was new, off the lot, in So. Cal.

    I would love to wake up to those problems.

  2. kdawg says:

    I remember when my black Volt looked like that… :/

  3. Jay says:

    maybe someone can tell me how to remove hard water spots on my front windshield. Tried almost everything!

    1. vdiv says:

      Have you tried a weak water solution of CLR?

  4. Nate says:

    Most car dealerships don’t just wash the car, they also install a complimentary paint swirl package.

    1. Stimpacker says:

      Eh say what? None of the car dealerships I have been to ever install anything COMPLIMENTARY. OK maybe yes, if you count dealership license plate frames (which is the first thing I remove).

      As far as appearances go, they get their grunts to give the car a quick wash (no wax/shine) just before delivery.

      1. Trace says:

        Umm. I think he was joking about that. Nobody wants paint swirls on a new car. Hehe

      2. Francisco says:

        I make the dealership remove ALL that stuff before I drive off the lot. It’s a pet peeve of mine.

  5. Evil Attorney says:

    He said that the yellow spots we get on our cars out here in LA are from jet’s fuel/exhaust. How can I take anything he says seriously after that? My Volt is covered in yellow spots and they are clearly pollen.
    http://articles.latimes.com/2007/oct/31/autos/hy-wheels31

  6. Rob says:

    Was this video filmed using a shoebox for a microphone???

  7. Rob says:

    I wash my old car about twice a year. My Land Rover gets washed after I’ve been playing off road with a large bucket of plain water and a broom…