CG BlackLight REVIEW

Discussion in 'Car Detailing Product Discussion' started by TimAD, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. TimAD

    TimAD Jedi Nuba

    I kept hearing great things about BlackLight and even though i've had it on my detailing supply shelf for over three months i have yet to try it. After talking with Paul from CG i decided to give it a try on a Pre-Sale Cleanup for one of my clients. With the results i received I thought it should deserve a full review write up by yours truly on what a miraculous product this is.

    Long story short, it should be a staple product in your arsenal no questions asked. I used it in conjunction with a DD Uber Green pad on speeds 4.5-5.5. After priming the pad only a few dabs of product per panel are needed to work with the product. A little goes a long way as i found there really isn't much work time with BlackLight, 2-3 section passes was all i needed.

    What is it exactly you may be asking?

    Technically speaking...

    "Black Light Radiant Finish is crafted and formulated especially for car lovers who aim for the smoothest , sharpest and wettest reflection possible with strong durability ,ease of application and anti static property.Black Light Radiant Finish has a fully synthetic nano blended formulation with a massive emulsion of gloss enhancers coupled with the new bi – blend technology that leaves one crazy slick finish. The new blending technology allows for vastly homogeneous mixture resulting in an extremely smooth finish once the applied layer is fully and properly cured."

    It simple terms... It makes your car shiny and does it quickly and effectively.

    Not only does it have micro-abrashives very similar to those in PO85rd but it also has other gloss enhancing nano agents and also provides LSP protection. Making it a very effective AIO All-in-One. It's not going to provide 100% correction obviously, but it will clear haze/oxidation/light light defects adding lots of clarity to the paint.



    These photo's are AFTER several IPA wipe downs as well since i know some may argue a glaze-like effect a product like BlackLight may provide. Even though BlackLight has rather good sealing capabilities i always like to go overboard with my LSP's so this car was then topped with two more coats of Powerlock.



    50/50 of the hood


    From the crew here at Adonis Detail, i highly recommend this product and endorse this message.

  2. WashingJosh

    WashingJosh Jedi Nuba

    Good review. What percent correction would you say you achieved in the car?
  3. mrd0t

    mrd0t Obsessive Detailer

    From the looks of it there are still lots of Rids left, maybe it's good as a finishing AIO?
  4. P1et

    P1et Official DB Moderator

    Looks like it made quite a difference. Were you werking with single stage paint?
  5. mrd0t

    mrd0t Obsessive Detailer

    Why is your Uber Green so Uber Black?
  6. agpatel

    agpatel OD On Detailing

    Gussing the cleaning action of CG BL + The BL itself made the pad black/purple
  7. AutoObsessed

    AutoObsessed Dealers

    Great write-up and I agree BlackLight is a fantastic product, use the CG Hybrid V7 as the quick deatiler and it takes it to the next level.
  8. uzj100

    uzj100 Jedi Nuba

    +1 on the V7. Also, the look takes about 12 hours or so to "cure". Great products, though I don't find them to be all that anti-static

    Here's a before and after on my Land Cruiser tail gate


  9. DirtyWeRX

    DirtyWeRX DB Forum Supporter

    Looks pretty good. I didn't know backlight had abrasives in it. Thought it was just a wax.

    It does look like a lot of rids are left, but it really brought some life back into the paint.

    Good job!
  10. Kilo6_one

    Kilo6_one DB Forum Supporter

    I wrote my opinions on BL and V7 longevity........

    regardless, it is great for several reasons,

    1 you can layer it (BL) and not have to wait 12 hours like other products

    2 with the V7 it looks fantastic

    ....V7 is a fantastic product on its own merits as well as a after wash wipe down, door jam sealant etc.


    How can you layer BL if it has abrasives in it? Wouldn't each layer just remove the previous one?
  12. Auto Concierge

    Auto Concierge DB Pro Supporter

    The answer to your question is in the post above yours(lol).Blacklight works really well on all paints except Porsche 996, easy to wipe off and I have tested it as well for filling and did not find that in this product.
  13. mike aesthetica

    mike aesthetica Jedi Nuba

    How does this differ with EZ Creme(assuming you test in the same manners each time)? Similar, with similar exception with 996s?
  14. kyoshiro

    kyoshiro DB Forum Supporter

    mmm u make me wanna machine BL!
  15. invaderzim

    invaderzim Jedi Nuba

    is the 'improvement' from layering really it just refining the finish that much more because it is polishing it more?

    I wish products would list if they have abrasives or not on the label. It is kinda nice to know when choosing.
  16. sal329

    sal329 Nuba Guru

    I really need to reuse my BL I wasn't to impressed the first time with it
  17. GloomyX

    GloomyX Birth of a Detailer

    why didn't it impress you? I have it but haven't tried it yet...

    DJBAILEY Birth of a Detailer

    This product was out for about 6 months before anyone noticed that there are abrasives in it. I don't understand Chemical Guys. How could they not mention anything about the abrasives that whole time? They didn't add anything to their website until a detailer did a review about using BL as an AIO and he talks about the abrasives. And even then all they did was link to that review. Are there paint cleansers in there too or just an abrasive package?

    The company website looks like they are run by a bunch of 15 year olds with a 12 year old doing all the website content proof reading.
  19. sal329

    sal329 Nuba Guru

    Didn't see any "great" look, no noticeable correction, durability was 3 weeks....
  20. DirtyWeRX

    DirtyWeRX DB Forum Supporter


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