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Swirl marks

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Lentsnh, May 27, 2009.

  1. May 27, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Whats the easiest way to get rid of them?
     
  2. May 27, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    You'll need some sort of orbital buffer like a Porter Cable and use it to buff it out with a quality polish.
     
  3. May 27, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    quality polish.... Like that Zeno stuff
     
  4. May 27, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    I think you mean Zaino, but yeah, that should suffice.
     
  5. May 27, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Yeah thats it. Ok. Ill get right on it..... well eventually :D
     
  6. May 27, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    Hey and when you get yours done you can come do mine ;)
     
  7. May 27, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    Sure why not. But it comes with a small fee:rolleyes::)
     
  8. May 27, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    I get the feeling that the your using the word "small" pretty loosely :laugh:
     
  9. May 27, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    :laugh: Somewhat. Well Full car wash(inside and out)+ clay bar+wax=$20.00
     
  10. May 31, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    Zaino Z-5 did wonders for my truck. After a good clay bar session of course. Clay does nothing for swirls though.
     
  11. May 31, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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  12. May 31, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    What ever you do to treat them, be careful washing and drying in the future to help avoid getting them. (Tougher to avoid with the dark colors) Avoiding automatic carwash is a good way to avoid them as well. The vehicle is never truly clean out of the tunnel, and then some kid starts rubbing the grit into the paint with towels.

    Never use dishwashing liquid (too harsh) as it strips the wax and dries out the surface. Better to get even an inexpensive car wash in a jug.

    Wash lightly top to bottom after a thorough rinse to get the loose stuff off. Use a good mitt and dunk it back in the suds often. Let the mitt and suds do the washing, no power scrubbing is needed usually. When you finnish the bottom, use another miit (downgraded from former front line status) to do the inside flare painted areas and any steps / accessories if you have them. I use that same mitt to do the rims.

    I then use a crappy old mitt to the do the tires with what ever is left of the suds.

    I dry with a warm water saturated (squeeze excess out as needed) chamois. The warm water really gets the chamois soft. I also pitch the chamois over the roof and hood and just kind of drag it back to me. Blot remaining droplets as needed. Less contact with the paint = less swirls.

    I use a soft towel inside doors / jambs and then to dry the rims.
     
  13. May 31, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    spray pledge. just a little bit on a towel after you was it.( body shop secret)
     
  15. May 31, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    WAX FOOL! I just went over the Expedition today with Meguiars NXT 2.0 sealant (fake wax) and the swirl marks are pretty much dulled out and in the background. Win4me! :D I didn't even use a buffer! Just their sponge to put on and some sihtty microfiber towels to take it off...although I parked under a tree to do it...it worked wonderfully! So smooth!
     
  16. May 31, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    Thats what i use. That stuff is like armorall for the paint.

    The only problem is that the more swirled before using, the less mileage you get from the application before the swirl marks become increasingly noticable again.
     
  17. May 31, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    Well, I wanted to clay bar first but I was skeptical since we put extra clear coating on the vehicle. But as is, it seems like very good wax.
    I don't really mind how far I go with it until I have to re-apply, if it looks good, it looks good. :cool:
     
  18. May 31, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    Yep. ...and it comes off (when detailing) easily so you more inclined to re-apply it more often due to the less hassle.

    Good stuff.
     
  19. May 31, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    Yes it is. I'm very glad with my purchase, I even let my friend bring his red Pontiac G6 GT over so he could wax it too! Very nice! Especially after waxing the chrome rims.
     
  20. May 31, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    I do everything you tell me to. I mean I get serious with cleaning cars.
     
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