VW Black- swirls repair tips?

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  1. Redsand187

    Redsand187 OT Supporter

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    I've got a 05 GTI in black... I haven't really taken care of it like I should be... A couple weeks ago I was rear ended, coming from scheduling a service appointment... Well, after I brought the car to the dealer and they gave it a "complementary" wash. (It was filthy, and had been for some time) Then it went straight to the body shop to replace the bumper cover.

    Well I go to pick it up and the thing looks horrible. The last time I detailed it, about 9 months ago, it didn't look too bad, very few scratches from the occasional drive through car wash, but now it just looks sickening. I think half of the reason is from the dealer cleaning it, I've seen their work, and it sucks. But they are such a shitty dealership I am not even going to complain to them, they don't care, they didn't know what a GTI was when I started shopping, told me a 05 GTI 1.8T didn't exist after I bought one, and can't fix my few small problems...

    Long story short. My paint looks like ass. I ordered a PC, have a rotary, got #9 #7 #2, plus a bunch of random Production Car Care polishes, compounds and waxes. (My family used own one the largest Production distributors many years ago)

    Here are a couple of pics... it's really hard to get a good shot of the swirls/scratches.
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    Don't mind the lint. If you get it in the right light, the entire thing has all these little scratches, looking down in side make me :wtc:

    I'm wondering if I just go 2,7,9 with the PC if that will be enough to get everything into check.

    Also they told me, 90 days before I wax the bumper since it was painted. What's the deal with that?
     
  2. cracka.

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    I don't think its necessary to wait 90 days.. as far as your plan to buff and polish you should be fine.
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    It will be tough to get a black VW close to perfect with a PC, plan on spending a good 30-60 minutes per panel.

    #2, #83 and #80 would probably work best. #80 has some new paint safe polymer protection so it should hold until the 90 days are up.
     
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    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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  5. Redsand187

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    Do you think I'd be better off going with my rotary first... I've got to get some pads for it..... It's been years since I've used it. :hs:
     
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    Rotary, yellow Meguiars polishing pad and #83 is where I would start.
     
  7. Redsand187

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    So the PC showed up today, no yellow pad yet. I'll run by the paint supply store tomorrow and see if they got some.

    I was eager to try it out. So played around with it and #2 with a white pad on the hood.

    I didn't get a shot of the hood before I started, but it looked much like this side did.

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    Here's a shot of the hood after playing around on it.
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    Most of the swirls are gone. It took a lot of work, but that was with a white pad on the PC. There are still some that must be deeper. But as you can see above, every square inch of the car was/is covered with intense swirls. Now, it's passable. I hope with a couple cutting pads and a few nights after work, I will have some scottwax results. :x:
     
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    VW paint fucking sucks to work with
     
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    fixed.
     
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    that is true to I have to do my car this week should be a fun week after a long winter :wtc:
     

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