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So yea I was pissed when my dad used the brush at the car wash to wash the car and came home with swirls from hell. I don't have a

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Old 05-24-2010, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So yea I was pissed when my dad used the brush at the car wash to wash the car and came home with swirls from hell.
I don't have a Porter Cable so I removed them by hand using



This stuff is pretty weak, but it works. I need to get my hands on some stronger stuff next time to remove some of the remaining scratches.



I need better equipment xd
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You should buy a pc, it's not too expensive and also easy to use.
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yah, and goes much faster too... but polishing by hand is still accepted.
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i still have the door panels and the rear bumper left to do.. :/
It's nowhere near perfect, but much more improved.
I'll try to get my hands on the PC.. *looks for a job*
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What type of applicator did you use? Did you use circular motions? Every thing went smooth?

I ask because I think I may want to try what you did.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this the same dad that bought you the car? How can you get pissed at him or the situation when your dad was just trying to be nice and wash your car that he payed for?
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What type of applicator did you use? Did you use circular motions? Every thing went smooth?

I ask because I think I may want to try what you did.
Don't waste your time. Doing this by hand is useless unless the paint on your car is darn near perfect. You also want to use a product that actually works like it says it will. You're not going to find that at the big name auto stores.
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Don't waste your time. Doing this by hand is useless unless the paint on your car is darn near perfect. You also want to use a product that actually works like it says it will. You're not going to fins that at the big name auto stores.
I have very light marks. So light that its not even worth doing any thing about it. But i figured if i could slowly work on it by hand it might be worth it.
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I have very light marks. So light that its not even worth doing any thing about it. But i figured if i could slowly work on it by hand it might be worth it.
I can agree with that mindset.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this the same dad that bought you the car? How can you get pissed at him or the situation when your dad was just trying to be nice and wash your car that he payed for?
That's true ;') but he knows not to use those brushes.

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I ask because I think I may want to try what you did.
Hey man! I just used a foam applicator pad. After going over an area and there are still scratches left. I went in and used the microfiber applicator pad to spot treat it. Doing this by hand needs a lot of patience. You can do one panel a day, but it's all worth it.

Anyways, Let's just say the swirls were freaking embarrassing.. So much so that I kept dirt on the car to cover it up haha. Now it's shiny and swirl free for the most part. There are still stray scratches, but that's because I got lazy.
If you want to try this by hand I would suggest Meguire's #105 for faster and better results
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Anyways, Let's just say the swirls were freaking embarrassing.. So much so that I kept dirt on the car to cover it up haha. Now it's shiny and swirl free for the most part. There are still stray scratches, but that's because I got lazy.
Not trying to be negative or knock you here, but almost 14 years of polishing paint professionally tells me there is no way you're swirl free from a hand polish. You could down a case of redbull, your arms never gonna move fast enough to completely correct a finish. Improved? I'm sure, but swirl free takes a lot more than a hand polish.

Take a pic of that paint out in the direct sunlight or under a camera flash.

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Whoa... M105 by hand? Dude, not such a good recommendation... thats gonna result in some relatively dull and not so good looking paint.
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... Whoa... M105 by hand? Dude, not such a good recommendation... thats gonna result in some relatively dull and not so good looking paint.
I agree. M105 is NOT a hand compound.
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Not trying to be negative or knock you here, but almost 14 years of polishing paint professionally tells me there is no way you're swirl free from a hand polish. You could down a case of redbull, your arms never gonna move fast enough to completely correct a finish. Improved? I'm sure, but swirl free takes a lot more than a hand polish.

Take a pic of that paint out in the direct sunlight or under a camera flash.



Whoa... M105 by hand? Dude, not such a good recommendation... thats gonna result in some relatively dull and not so good looking paint.
I wouldnt recommend m105 by hand either its some pretty abrasive stuff.. I would recommend you try something less abrasive first to see if it gets the job done before using m105. I really like menzernas whole line up of polishes works great.
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Not trying to be negative or knock you here, but almost 14 years of polishing paint professionally tells me there is no way you're swirl free from a hand polish. You could down a case of redbull, your arms never gonna move fast enough to completely correct a finish. Improved? I'm sure, but swirl free takes a lot more than a hand polish.

Take a pic of that paint out in the direct sunlight or under a camera flash.



Whoa... M105 by hand? Dude, not such a good recommendation... thats gonna result in some relatively dull and not so good looking paint.
Oh haha thanks for telling me x) Never actually tried it. Just saw some before and after pics on another forum using it by hand.

Ah yea under the sun I can still see some swirls, but I really have to look close at it to see it.

I'll try to take pics.
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