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Old 08-26-2010, 03:42 PM
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Re: Getting Swirls Out

I've always been a fan of the good old fashion clay bar.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:10 PM
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Re: Getting Swirls Out

On a black vehicle I owned in the past, the first hand wash after having it detailed showed lots of swirl marks. It was the towel that I had used to dry it. Could you have done the same?
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Re: Getting Swirls Out

drying methods and towels are usually the culprits. I suggest a couple of the waffle weave drying towels that detailedimage offers and the sheeting method. My father taught me the sheeting method in his detail shop when I was about 10 yrs old. Its a very good method to use as well.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:56 PM
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Re: Getting Swirls Out

The combination of the sheeting method and a shop vac to blow water out of all the little creases leaves very little water that needs to be "dried" with a microfiber towel. I also tend to do a simple wipe down with a quick detailer just to make sure there's no water left as I have some real hard tap water.
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Re: Getting Swirls Out

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X2 on what he said here's a quick step by step

WASH:

2 5 Gallon bucket wash method - 1 with soap and 1 with clean water, grit guard in clean water to clean off mit after each panel is soaped up

1 grit guard
1 wool mit
Shampoo (I prefer Chemical guys citrus wash)
2 waffle weave drying towels

clean and dry that's easy

CLAY: then clay bar the car with megs clay kit found at walmart for less than $15.00 comes with clay lube, 2 clay bars, towel and cleaner wax

COMPOUND: M105 - use PC 7424 there are tons of how to videos on autopia.org

POLISH - M205 same shit

GLAZE - either by hand or machine use #7 by megs ... kinda oily but that's the purpose very very thin layer

SEALANT - I just used NXT 2.0 by hand and loved it ... let it cure for 12 hours and then apply another layer

WAX - Any carnuba wax will do my preference is the dodo juice purple haze for my black jeep - also 2 coats with 12 hour cure times

Check out Scott's paint correction threads and also Irf B.P.O.D is a good source about auto detailing

Omar,

I bought that dodo juice wax and found it to be hard to distribute evenly. Do you have any specific tips for that product?
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Re: Getting Swirls Out

Hey thanks for all the input guys. I just finished after about 5 hours of detailing the damn thing. It looks amazing... to my standards at least. I mean the paint has never felt so smooth and the swirls are damn near gone. I started with a good wash. Then clay. From there I used Ultimate Compound (with buffer) then went with the Meguiars #7 Glaze (with buffer). the glaze really gave it that "wet" look but on white it just made it look like a very deep white. I finished with Meguiars NXT 2.0 wax (by hand). Honestly there are still a few scratches in the clear but 1. This is my daily driver and during the winter times here, the paint takes a beating. 2. It is white so you cant really see it at all unless you are right up on it. And if anybody is that close to my truck I better not find out about it.

After getting the paint looking good, I detailed the wheels and tires. Made them look really good. Then used Back to Black on all of the black laredo trim pieces.

Honestly this is the most time I have spent detailing a vehicle and I have to say I am proud of myself. I really enjoyed it.

Thanks again for the input and the help.
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Re: Getting Swirls Out

Now that you have the paint restored, the good news is keeping it that way should be much easier. Be sure to wash it at least once a month, being careful not to add new swirls and go over it with a quick or spray wax. You can clay the paint two or 3 times a year and give it a good sealant and or wax. As long as you keep after it and do not introduce any damage to the clear coat, you shouldn't have to do the complete detail again for quite some time.
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