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Swirl marks

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by pinktaco808, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Jul 27, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    what the best way to get rid of swirl marks ???? sstep by step and what kind chamoie you guys use????
     
  2. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    Swirl marks are a bastard to get rid of at times (especially with dark coloured paints). My best secret to getting rid of them is to use my polisher (Makita) with a soft foam pad, at LOOOW RPM (guys polishing seem to love high RPM's for some reason...) and a fine finishing polish, or even glaze depending on how bad the swirls are.

    Make sure to use very little pressure on the paint (with the polisher) and use a "figure-8" motion. This eliminates excessive product application on any one specific area, and thus, removes your swirls.

    I like to use 3M's "Ultrafina" as a finishing step on my customers' vehicles, along with the 3M blue pad.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 at 11:41 PM
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    how long does it last??? before the swirls appear again???
     
  5. Oct 26, 2010 at 3:48 AM
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    depends on how long you wait before you do whatever caused the swirls in the first place. I am not being facitious here, swirls are not generated spontaneously; they are a product of working the finish.

    read thru the "Ask a detailer" sticky.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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  7. Oct 26, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    It depends on what towels and what your method of drying is.

    Lurk through this site to get some ideas.

    www.pakshak.com/
     
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