removing lines left by a buffer...

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by BimmerJustin, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. BimmerJustin

    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    I just picked up my car a few days ago and the paint looks great, but there are these lines that show up in bright sunlight. They appear to be lines left from buffing the car. they run the length of the car and on the hood about 1/4" think and wavy. They aren't very noticable but I would like to remvoe them if possible. Will a good swirl remover take these out?
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    Rotary holograms. Yes, they can be polished out.
     
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    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    Its funny, they do look very hologram-esque. Whats the best product to rid myself of these marks?
     
  4. Buck-O

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    A Porter Cable, and some Optimum Polish, with a polishing pad.

    Will get them out right smartly.
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I'd go by the body shop and let them know you aren't happy with how they buffed out the car-although I am not sure I'd trust them to actually do the work again.

    A PC and Optimum Polish would be a worth investment.
     
  6. BimmerJustin

    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    This was actually done by the BMW dealership who i recently picked the car up from. They really didnt do that bad of a job as the lines are limited and only visible at certain angles in heavy sunlight. But I would like them gone.

    If I were to polish it by hand, could I get rid of marks? Also, who makes optimum polish?
     
  7. BimmerJustin

    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    also, if an orbital buffer caused these marks, do you think i will be able to use one myself without leaving more?
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    The rotary holograms are a sign of them not being able to use a buffer... It's a shitty job if they left holograms, trust us.

    As for by hand... yes, but not as easily. Optimum is the name of the company (OPT actually).

    The marks that left was caused by a rotary buffer, the PC is completely different, you won't cause those marks with a PC.
     
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    I am a huge optimum fan thier products are easy to use and work very well
     
  10. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Any visible rotary holograms under any type of lighting is poor quality work and completely unacceptable. There is never a good excuse for it and anyone who tells you otherwise is an idiot.

    You can remove them by hand but it takes more time than if you use a PC.

    www.exceldetail.com carries the Optimum line.
     
  11. BimmerJustin

    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    Im starting to get a grasp of the different steps it will take to get my paint looking perfect.

    Will a level-3 propel polishing pad be sufficient to remove the holograms, using Opt Polish?

    Also, How many pads to I need to polish the whole car? will one do the job? will I need to clean it mid-way through?
     
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    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    Yea, mine are no where near as bad as that.

    Im gonna hit it with some Optimum polish using a green propel pad. Followed by VM with a blue pad and CMW with a grey.
     

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