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Old 25-05-2012, 07:21 AM   #1
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paint swirls!!

Hi guys. I currently have swirls in my paint and was just wondering what the best product was for removing them. Any help appreciated thanks
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Old 25-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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depends how deep they are, but a decent mopping session should sort it, then just a good wax on top to seal it.
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Old 25-05-2012, 09:13 AM   #3
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MEGUIARS-P...item19d04ae34a

i use that - worked really well
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Old 25-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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Polished and waxed regularly so i should say they are fairly deep. They show up under lights at night quite badly.

Cheers Jim will give it a bash
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Old 25-05-2012, 09:44 AM   #5
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polished regularly is probably part of the problem!
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Old 25-05-2012, 11:11 AM   #6
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Ahh right. Would you suggest waxing instead of polishing?
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Old 27-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #7
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Right lets start at the basics, are you aware of the difference between Polishing and Waxing?
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Old 28-05-2012, 07:40 AM   #8
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roughly so haha. Always open for an expert opinion as the swirls are quite annoying
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Old 28-05-2012, 09:53 AM   #9
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Easiest option, either learn to machine polish yourself or pay a profesional, although if your skills of maintaining the paint are not very good then they will come back after washIng, have a read through detailingworld forum.
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Old 29-05-2012, 11:24 AM   #10
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I would strongly recommend investing in some Prima Amigo glaze, it's fillers will mask your swirl marks.
Can be applied by hand or machine and can be done several times a year so is a hell of alot safer than polishing. However Scott makes a valid point, any "Correction" work to paint will be just a waste of time if basic cleaning methods are not followed this includes using appropriate (safe) products.

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Old 29-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #11
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Cheers guys i'll have a read and get some ordered. I enjoy cleaning my car myself so want to learn to do it properly
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Old 29-05-2012, 02:32 PM   #12
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The main kit you will need:

2 x buckets
Ph balanced shampoo
Sheepskin wash mitt (if you are currently using a sponge bin it!!)
Drying towel (if you are currently using a shamois bin it!!)
Glass cleaner (personally I'd say get 3M stuff, cheap and brilliant)
Then get yourself a pack of microfibre cloths (ones from Costco are great)

Then you can just keep adding products and items as you get into it, trust me you will be hooked before long
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Old 29-05-2012, 10:29 PM   #13
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Got pretty much all that so i think i'm on the right track. You're right it is addictive to try and get it cleaner and brighter (it's white so i want people to need sun glasses to look)
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #14
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I would get a machine polisher and give it a go yourself... I taught myself using the detailing forums. Here is my before and after picture:



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Old 06-06-2012, 08:26 AM   #15
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To be fair you could still achieve decent results from a Glaze and unless you are wanting to get a machine then you dont 'need' one. Clearly a machine would be quicker and easier but if you are just looking for a decent finish that you can redo a couple of times a year it's all about the Glaze (well Glaze and a decent wax, no point spending ages applying glaze if you don't apply a decent wax after).
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:59 AM   #16
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I use the two bucket method, one to wash with and one to sit on...
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:36 PM   #17
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Got a mate who works at a car valeters going to de swirl and give it a good polish for me one weekend
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:26 PM   #18
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Do it your self! I wash my Rallye more than I drive it! Saying that, I haven't waxed it in over two months now and it's desperate for a good detail. Iv just topped up my detailing kit ready for FCS, it will get a full once over on the 16th so it's looking it's best on the day! iv ordered a new glaze that iv not used before as well, hoping for big things!
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:02 PM   #19
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What products you guys use i was using poorboys polishand wax but i heard r222 is good??
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