Black is one of those colors that always seem to be at the center of controversy. A good example is some folks can't even agree whether black should officially be called a color or not. Those people are the ones who abide by light theory where black is considered to be the absence of all color. Jump to the other side of the fence and the pigment theory crowd believe black is the presence of all color. We'd have to side with the pigment theorists, because it doesn't take a nuclear proctologist to see black accurately reflects every color in the rainbow without distorting the individual color's hue. OK, that's enough of the artsy talk, let's move on to how to get your truck's black paint to look its best. It's easy to make a dulled finish shine by rubbing it out with rubbing compound or using a cleaner wax that removes oxidation, but it's another story when it comes to doing it without leaving a bunch of swirl marks. All colors can get swirl marks, but white is the color that shows them the least. Naturally it makes sense that as the colors get darker they are more likely to reveal swirl marks. This brings us right back to black, which the hardest color to avoid leaving swirl marks in. Speaking in the first person, I love black paintjobs and own my share of black vehicles. The truck I used to do this story is my Barn Find '56 Ford that came from the factory in Raven Black single stage alkyd enamel. My '05 GMC, '94 Z28 Camaro, and '03 Harley-Davidson are all done in two-stage black with a clear topcoat. The trait these finishes all hold in common is when they get a deep scratch or chip the results are always a white-colored blemish appears.

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