Scott, I need your help like everyone else

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  1. menorevs

    menorevs Chuck Crew

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    Scott, I have a black car which everyone knows its the hardest color to keep clean and swirl marks multiply like rabbits :(. Mine seems to be different because the car looks like it was washed with steel wool. I took a couple of pics, you cant really see the swirl marks to well. Will Meguiars Swirl Free hide the worst cases of swirl marks?

    Also below I took my car to a detailer and got the car back at night, I didnt see this till the morning, can you describe what that is and how to take care of it?

    thanks

    in this pic, in the light you can see how the swirl marks are taking over :(
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    in this pic, you can see what im talking about with the polish or wax glare, you can also see how the swirl marks have taken over to the right of the door
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looks like they didn't completely remove the wax or used dirty towels that marred the paint.

    You will probably have to start off with Meguiars Dual Action Cleaner/Polish (you will need to get through a professional distributer or from their website), followed by their Swirl Free Polish (again, a professional product) or Swirl Remover #9 before waxing again.

    Normally, I'd tell you to make them do it over, but I wouldn't trust them to do it right.

    Try going to www.autopia.org and poking around in there. You might want to download the e-book on detailing ($10 or $15 I think). The Autopia University has a lot of good threads and use the 'search' button. Seems to me your best option is to learn to detail yourself. Good luck.
     
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    Just curious, who did the detailing? A chain like Delta Sonic? Or was it an individual small business? Doesn't matter much, it's a crappy job, I was just wondering...
     
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    ri0t41 Pants off Dance off

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    Black is t ough to keep clean, but looks killer when its done right.
    Any and all advice on where to start after winter weather is gone here in the Northeast would be great, I want my truck to look her best!
     
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    Check out the Stickies at the top of the forum, you'll find all the products and techniques you need.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Black should look like this:

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    ri0t41 Pants off Dance off

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    can this be installed by hand or a high speed buffer to achieve maximum results?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Either. You can work swirls by hand, but it will take longer. Probably best to use a PC like a Porter Cable. Heavy duty random orbital buffer and as long as you use foam pads, no swirls.
     
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    cool, i have one of these
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    I have the foam pads, but didnt know if that going in a rotation motion helps encourage swirl marks. Thanks for your help
     
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    As long as you use foam pads, you won't get swirls.
     

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