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    No more swirls

    My photobucket is screwed up sorry pics are gone!
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    By the way- I have clear corners, new headlights, nickle plated slotted/drilled Baer rotors,Hawk pads, 69 Z/28 grill emblem, and a few other goodies that havent been put on yet. I think the clear corners will make it look really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    By the way- I have clear corners, new headlights, nickle plated slotted/drilled Baer rotors,Hawk pads, 69 Z/28 grill emblem, and a few other goodies that havent been put on yet. I think the clear corners will make it look really nice.
    Well get all those goodies on and show us more pics. It looks good deswirled
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    Can you take some pics close up and in the sun...my car looks like that in the shade but in the sun...major swirl marks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stricken1 View Post
    Can you take some pics close up and in the sun...my car looks like that in the shade but in the sun...major swirl marks.
    Yeah mine too-thats why I didnt take any close ups. J/K!!!

    On a serious note-I seriously doubt if your car looks like my car and yours has swirls-even from a short distance away or not in direct sun. Reason- when a cars clear coat is full of swirls that means that on a microscopic level your clear coat is very uneven with sharp edges-those edges are the visible swirls you see -especially in the suns light. When you polish your cars paint with the proper technique and polish what happens is the sharp edges in the clear coat are smoothed which make the swirls no longer visible-even in direct sunlight. Therefore-there is no way a car that has its clearcoat full of swirls due to sharp edges and uneven surface-like yours-will ever reflect light the way a car that has a clearcoat that is smooth with no sharp edges does.

    I will take some close ups in the sun in the next few days-it was getting late by the time these were taken.
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    I think it looks okay in the shade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stricken1 View Post
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    I think it looks okay in the shade.
    It does look good man. Have you ever tried to polish the swirls out of it? It isnt very hard to do with a da polisher or a rotary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LETHALxLS1 View Post
    It does look good man. Have you ever tried to polish the swirls out of it? It isnt very hard to do with a da polisher or a rotary.
    I need to get one of those small ones....I need to find a real good polish....seems like it covers them up but over time and the polish breaks down they come back again The hood is going to be painted, the clearcoat is coming off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stricken1 View Post
    I need to get one of those small ones....I need to find a real good polish....seems like it covers them up but over time and the polish breaks down they come back again The hood is going to be painted, the clearcoat is coming off.
    You need to find a polish with NO fillers. Many polishes have fillers that fill in the swirls instead of getting rid of them perminantly and after you wash the car or over time the swirls come back(like you mentioned). 3M makes alot of great polishes without fillers. Menzerna does as well.

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    you can use an orbital with a very fine compound to cut the swirls out.

    something in the 4000rpm range works well. then wax to make sure the surface is glass.
    but always make sure that the swirls are gone before waxing, as ^ said, they will come back unless you do something about them.

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    i need to do this to my car, but it seem like once i do it a month later there right back. but we also have blowing sand where i live and that does not help

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    car looks great, incredible pics!!! you should submit for COTM...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    car looks great, incredible pics!!! you should submit for COTM...

    Nah I dont need to enter a contest to feel good about myself or my car.

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