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    Senior Member Ramairgod84's Avatar
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    new to detailing. day project?

    Hey guys, I'm looking to take a day to see if I can polish up the old bird. I've got swirl marks all over the car, so I'm guessing the previous owner didnt make too much of an effort. What products can I use, that I can pick up at a local parts store ( checkers, pepboys, autozone) that will take the swirl marks out, and give me a great shine. I dont have a buffer, and I rather try not to buy one as money is tight right now. I've used meguiar's 3 step before, but that doesnt seem to really help with swirl marks. Take me to school on some good car care

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    Hey RAMAIR,Ive had real good luck with 3m swirl remover,however you cant buy it at the chain stores(atleast not around here)but if you have a local body shop supply store near you,they should have it.Without a buffer,you're gonna get a workout though,good luck!

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    +1 for a buffer, you'll be sore with out one


    also a big fan of the 3M

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    It will be tough to tackle that job by hand...
    I would recommend a couple of products:
    3M IHG (Imperial Hand Glaze) this one will make your car look better, bring the shine up, but will not permanently remove swirls.
    Meguiars Ultimate Compound: This one has potential to remove superficial swirls, like the ones left by drying towels and such. It will leave the paint with a nice gloss and very clean.

    Anything that a buffer would need to get, but be done by hand. At leat not without a lot of elbow grease and mora than a human can actually take

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    yeah it takes 5 hours + to buff a car with a buffer, i couldnt imagine with hands

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