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This is a discussion on whats the #1 swirl & scratch remover within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; I have a black ws6 these things are impossible to keep clean with sand everywhere. I cover my car with ...

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    whats the #1 swirl & scratch remover

    I have a black ws6 these things are impossible to keep clean with sand everywhere. I cover my car with the evolution car cover and it still gets dirty. The guy that owned the car before me didnt ever drive it the paint was perfect. I am starting to get the dang swirlies I hate them. I herd sratch x was one of the best but I need some more opinions.

    When the black on a trans am scratches they appear white because of the primer... this drives me nuts because you cant help from getting a few scratches. Anyway they stick out to me so I want to fix them. I heard of some touch up paint that you apply let dry and then it comes with some form of liquid that allows you to wipe the touch up paint down level... I cant think of the name though does anyone know what im talking about? I know you can sand and polish the paint level but I just cant bring myself to sanding on my car, yet. Does anyone have any good techniques? Thanks a bunch everyone.

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    Anyone have any info

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    Beautiful car Ed. I am trying to get some pics taken so I can post them. I have to figure out the best program. What do you use?
    Is zaino a scratch remover or a touch up paint? Thanks

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    I use Paint Shop Pro.

    Zaino is a Polish/Protectant.

    Z5 actually fills in small scratches which is why I like Zaino.

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    Im an ass I thought paint shop was a touch up paint but u were talking about the picture program duuuuuuuh. I will use that it looks good. I still need some help on the touch up pain in the butt. I have been searching everywhere I heard of this product called color doctor has anyone heard of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsremmos View Post
    Im an ass I thought paint shop was a touch up paint but u were talking about the picture program duuuuuuuh. I will use that it looks good. I still need some help on the touch up pain in the butt. I have been searching everywhere I heard of this product called color doctor has anyone heard of it.
    Heres one that has been around a while: http://www.langka.com/

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    Ed, I'm gonna take this time to tell you how truley badass your car is man! You're car stands for me waking up in the morning and heading out to work... One day... Oh yea, and whatever you do, DON'T take it to a carwash, do it all yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSomething View Post
    Ed, I'm gonna take this time to tell you how truley badass your car is man! You're car stands for me waking up in the morning and heading out to work... One day... Oh yea, and whatever you do, DON'T take it to a carwash, do it all yourself!
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    I rarely wash it. I use a California Duster and Zaino Spray.

    But if I do wash it. I use Mr. Clean and towel it off with Micro Fiber towels.

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    Hey guys, glad I was checking, I just picked up an 02 Hawk,..today! I will post it soon. , the seller was gripping on the cosmetics from slp, the hood as a matter of fact, ( I believe its fiberglass ) , its got a ton of swirls in it, the seller was cool, letting me know what he didnt like, thought that the paint quality wasnt the same as G.M., anyhow what do you suggest. Will the Zaino work?

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    I believe zaino has a scratch/swirl remover but it is abrasive and should be used sparingly. After that you have to keep up on the polish and wax
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    Having the car buffed! Make sure you have someone that knows how to use a buffer or you can burn the paint. I think scratch removers just fill the scratches in, rather than take them out.

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    That langka is exactly what I was looking for. I think this stuff is going to work alot better than paint thinner. Thanks a million

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    I only use Zaino on my Black car.

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    If you are working my hand use megs scratchX.

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    I also only use Sal's (Zaino) stuff. My 99 SS (sold about 5 years ago) is still on his website, by the way.

    A few years ago he recommended 3M Swirl Mark Remover for my wife's dark blue GMC Jimmy. (It sat on the car lot a few months and the guys washing it didn't take care not to scratch the clear coat... dirty towels, car wash, whatever).

    Applied with a orbital buffer and foam pad, it takes a lot of the swirl marks out. If you try is, do so on an inconspicous area first, rear quarter or whatever. You can apply by hand, but it's tough. It worked pretty well.

    First, though, you might try some Zaino products. The Z5 fills in swirl marks pretty well. You might need several coats / applications.

    The plus side here too is that it makes a smooth and slipperly finish on the car. His Z7 car wash has lubricants in it that prevent dirt and sand from scratching the finish. If you use 100% cotton towels (I use a piece cut about hand towel size to wash) and start from the top down... lower body panels, then wheels and wheel wells last... that will minimize the problem, too.
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    Let me ad a PS... I just found out about one of Sal's products I didn't know about.

    http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...ory_Code=Zaino

    I'd definately give this a try. I've used his stuff for years and there's nothing out there like it. Z Rocks.

    For only $17, you've got nothing to lose to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom 06 GTO View Post
    His Z7 car wash has lubricants in it that prevent dirt and sand from scratching the finish. If you use 100% cotton towels (I use a piece cut about hand towel size to wash) and start from the top down... lower body panels, then wheels and wheel wells last... that will minimize the problem, too.
    Try the two bucket method. One bucket for wheels, tires, and fender wells, and the other for the paint. You should never use the same bucket for paint and wheels. No matter how clean you think the bucket is, there are always going to be small pieces of metal that you can't see....That is where alot of swirls come from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom 06 GTO View Post
    Let me ad a PS... I just found out about one of Sal's products I didn't know about.

    http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...ory_Code=Zaino

    I'd definately give this a try. I've used his stuff for years and there's nothing out there like it. Z Rocks.

    For only $17, you've got nothing to lose to try.
    I need to use this on my goat the tards at the dealership scratched the clearcoat 20 ways from sunday when they washed it before i picked it up in march

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