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

  1. Nov 27, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    how do you guys get rid of swirl marks light ones
     
  2. Nov 27, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    I cover mine up with mud and scratches. :) No really I havent washed my truck in over a year. I keep the inside spotless!

    I would think if you claybared and buffed it with some good wax. I will prolly take mine and have it detailed waxed and weather guarded again. I do it once a year right before winter hits bad.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    x2. Check out the ask a detailer thread also. Read up on polishes. Depending on how bad they are you may need to go with a polish or a buff but you may get away with a good wax like the ones reccomended in the aformentioned thread. I got some in my truck now that I haven't had a chance to work on so let me know how it goes for ya.
     
  4. Nov 27, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    use a good car polish then wax... or you can use a cleaner wax, im not a fan of those tho...
     
  5. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    Polish and wax with a random orbital buffer.

    The swirles come from mechanical buffers that do not have the random orbital feature.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    I use the Wax Shop Super Glaze to take care of surface scratches. Super easy to apply and remove and the best part is it doesn't leave any powdery residue! Makes a black vehicle look like you can reach into the paint job after you are finished with it. Here is a link if you want to check it out:

    http://www.waxdepot.com/mm5/merchan..._Code=WD&Product_Code=WS11KT&Category_Code=BA

    I have also used Nu Finish Scratch Doctor. It is a clear coat scratch remover that removes surface scratches, swirl marks, and haze. It is pretty good stuff too but you will need to wax after you have used it.
     
  7. Nov 28, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    They must be removed through the use of abrasive compound/polishes. Takes patience to do properly, but worth it in the end. Proper wash techniques can signficantly delay their return.
    Do you have any products or machines at your disposal? Willing to purchase them? Where are you located...having an experienced detailer may be better the first time around if you're not familiar w/ detailing, then just maintain afterwards.
     
  8. Nov 28, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    Prevented measures would be not to go into those gas station automated car washes or dealership car washes and when you wash your truck make sure all the mud and dust is off the paint before you start scrubbing, and use like a micro fiber wash mitten.
     
  9. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    i use a micro and wash my own truck, would a rubbing compound be good first
     
  10. Nov 28, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    Use a good polish like...
    [​IMG]
    Then use a Porter Cable random orbital polisher....
    [​IMG]
    Then finish it off with your favorite wax.
     
  11. Nov 29, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    Depends how bad it is. If you want, take a picture of the hood, or a side panel in direct sunlight (try to almost capture the sun in the paint). This will give a good idea of how bad it is and we can point you to a good starting point based on that. Well, that, plus your expectations as to how close to flawless you want the finish to be.
     
  12. Nov 29, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    TRY NU-FINISH IT WORKED ON MINE FOR GETTING RID OF LITTLE SWIRL MARKS.
     
  13. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    ill try when i get a chance this weekend or tomorrow, hopefully the camera can catch it
     
  14. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    It can. Heres an example:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And heres a 50/50 shot using halogen light. Half corrected, half not.

    [​IMG]


    I've been at it for a long time, so can hopefully help point you in the right direction :)
     
  15. Nov 29, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    thanks peeps and yeah the first pic is like mines exactly
     
  17. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    where do i get the porter cable from???
     
  18. Dec 2, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    This is where bought mine:

    http://autogeek.net/dual-action-polishers.html

    You can buy a whole kit with polishing pads and the whole nine yards or just buy the polisher itself.
     
  19. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    is this kit worth it????? was thinking of getting it????
     
  20. Dec 2, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    Depends, do you have more than one car? If you want to maintain the finish of more than one car, then it's definitely worth it.
     
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