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02-21-2012, 09:48 AM #1
What is the best method and product to remove swirls from the paint?
02-21-2012, 10:09 AM #2
Wax job with a elctric buffer? Idk if there are any other methods.
02-21-2012, 11:04 AM #3
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There really isn't a best product out there. If i were you i'd get on autogeek and learn as much as you can there. Too many products to list. Most would recommend a porter cable random orbital for a beginner, it's safe on paint and works great.
02-21-2012, 01:14 PM #4
Just a wax job doesn't cut it. I have a Craftsman Polisher/ buffer. I have tried Miguiars swirl remover and it just doesn't seem to last the way I would like for it to.
02-22-2012, 08:35 AM #5
The swirl removers are meant to remove what is left from the actual buffing process. Buffing compounds are more aggressive and leave the fine swirl marks even as you work your way down in compounds to polishes and cleaners. Swirl remover is very fine and removes those swirl marks. Even just the cleaners are more abrasive. I use 3M products. Works great for me.
It shouldn't be an issue of lasting, once they are gone, they are gone. If you are still seeing them, it might be an issue of the swirl marks (actually fine scratches) are too deep for a really fine abrasive to do any good. You might end up going over the car first with something more aggressive like a mild polishing compound, (not a buffing compound), and then come back and hit it with swirl remover. After I'm done with that I always go over it with a good quality wax. Darker colors take more time and effort.
02-22-2012, 10:20 AM #6
It is for a truck that I had repainted about 6 years ago. It is a very dark red and garage kept. I think I probably need to take a few more steps. With what I have been doing it looks great after waxing but after a few washes they start to show again.
02-22-2012, 12:19 PM #7
oh well looks like you know better than I do lol. I just wax the car n everthing is fine.
02-22-2012, 01:17 PM #8
02-23-2012, 05:31 AM #9
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PCXP (6800 rpms) or Flex 3401 (9600rpms).
Pad selection is endless. You'll want at least 4 cutting pads and 4 polishing pads to do the whole truck. Companies like Lake Country and Meguiars make some excellent pads. As for chemicals, I truly love Meg's M105/205 and D300/301 combinations. You may also want a finessing pad (normally crimson or gray) with a fine polish like Adams FMP or Menzerna 85rd
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02-23-2012, 06:06 AM #10
Thanks Jaison. That gives me something to work with. Always looking for a better process.
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