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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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swirl marks in paint.

i washed the truck this weekend, And relized the winter washing put alot of swirl marks on my paint. Does anyone know of a good shop in mississagua or brampton area to get these taking out.
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Just out of curiosity, you didn't happen to use the brush at the local coin-op power wash over the winter did you?

Swirl marks suck man, sorry to hear it. No chance of taking a Saturday and buffing the shit out of it yourself ?

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i tired not to,But i did once or twice.i checked the brush and didn't find any grit in it. but i guess that wasn't good enough. I am going to try and wax it out this weekend. but it looks pretty bad. i have never tried polishing before and don't want to make more damage. how easy is it. I don't mind putting the work in. and i have a shopso i can do it all inside.

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Depends how much time and beer you want to invest I think. lol

I'd go right from square one, wash with Dawn to remove old wax, clay bar it, buff it with a random orbital (or by hand) with a scratch/swirl remover, and then hit it with a couple of coats of wax.

I'm not a big fan of the polishers, I think it takes a knack to run them and not risk damage, but it depends on how bad the swirls are, or how much you want to remove I suppose.

I think the low speed random orbitals are fairly safe as long as you don't lean on them too hard.

Best of luck, keep the updates coming.

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+1 to a good wash -> clay bar -> buff with scratch swirl. and then couple layers to wax. or wax system.

I bought a polisher and I too decided to return it. cheap ones are use-less.. You need a variable speed, constant velocity one that will speed up when you bog it down when you hit the paint.
then it's a matter of product and methods to get scratches out. you basically super fine sanding, warming the clear coat to smooth it out again. not don right can burn the clear/ paint.

I recommend a good detailer to do your polishing if your own attempt isn't suffice.
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If you are going to attempt polishing it your self remember cleanliness is next to godliness. One tiny piece of unnoticed dirt will leave deep circular scratches.

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I have an orbital polisher. Love it



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Must be how that truck stays so shiny right? lol

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thanx guys i will give it a try. see if i can't them out myself first.

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I need to cut and polish my new paint. The Porter Cable 7424XP comes highly recommended by most detailing sites. A good batch of buffing wheels and compounds are also important. Maybe we can practice 'our' technique on your truck???

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