causes of swirl marks are taking your car ot a car wash, with those brushes
using wrong towels on your piant, pretty much anything ot scratch paint,
the turtle wax block box, as mentioned above
wont get rid of them, they will hide them, they just fill the swirls in with the wax ( hence why the wax is black)
to get rid of them
i would pick up some Microfiber applicator pads, and/or foam pads if you can find them, and some microfiber towels
also grab some meguiars swirlx, and meguiras ultimate compound
swirlx might not be strong enough, hence we we also have the compound
i would also recommend getting a clay bar kit, this removes all the crap that is stuck onto the paint, that normal washing wont get off, that way, when you remove the swirls, you wont be moving around the dirt that is stuck to the paint..
so, when working these products in, you go in about a 16.x16 in section, and work the product in for about 30-60 seconds, wipe off, and inspect
do swirlx first, if swirls not gone, repeat, if still not gone, step up to ultimate compound, always do tests spots, if you cant make one spot look good, you wont be the whole car look good.
if you end up using ultimate compound, you want to follow it with swirlx, to give it a smoother finish
after youve gotten the car complete
i would go over it with a wax, either meguiars nxt 2.0 tech wax, or gold class wax
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· 1 decade ago