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02-17-07, 07:06 #1
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I understand what scratches look like, and spider webbing, and swirls. But lately everyone seems to love using the term "marring", as if there was some common understanding of what it is. What is it? Is it rub marks? I'll bet everyone on this forum would have a different definition of what a mar is.
Particularly in the discussions about clay, people claim that ABC brand causes marring. In my opinion, if the clay is marring your surface (what does that mean?), then you are either using a too aggressive clay or you aren't using it properly (applying pressure).Too Many ads? Becoming a member of Autopia has its privileges. Sign up here .
02-17-07, 07:21 #2
Marring is just a term for all 3 - it usually means really light spider webs/swirls caused by imperfect wash techniques, clay, or poor quality towels.Once you buff black, you never go back
02-17-07, 08:06 #3
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1.Something that you have come to accept as "it happens."
2.A realization that it happens but can be minimized, and then reduced or removed once or twice a year.
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02-17-07, 08:38 #4
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so how do you get rid of it by PC?
light cutting pad with polish such as Sonus SFX2?
02-17-07, 08:40 #5
I usually get those cause I can't stop rubbing my glossy paint.
02-17-07, 09:18 #6
P-nut- I've been using "marring" to refer to surface damage/imperfection in finishes since forever and a few years ago I sorta pushed the adaptation of "marring" in the context of detailing as an umbrella term, so I kinda feel obligated to help anybody who's confused about it. Heh heh, my intention was to make things simpler and *easier* to understand, not to leave people scratching their heads
themightytimmah got it right- it'a just a catch-all term for any kind of "scratch" or "gouge" in the paint which can run the gamut from a deep scratch caused by brushing against a hedge to extremely light buffer-induced swirls and holograms; all the same thing in the sense that it's a "canyon cut in the paint" that renders the surface imperfect; to fix it you have to abrade away some of the clear/paint the same way you'd sand a scratch out of a piece of wood. But as themightytimmah said, the term is probably most often used to refer to the kind of light scratches that often happen when washing/drying or in the course of normal use.
kyotousa- Though I'm not familiar with the SFX line, yeah, you have the right idea. You use whatever pad/product combo is required (based on the severity of the marring and the hardness of the paint) and then use a milder pad/product combo if required to give a ready-to-wax finish.The most interesting man in all of Autopia Land. (<--I didn't enter that!)
02-17-07, 10:02 #7
Well said Accumulator.Devil Pad
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02-17-07, 10:38 #8
Denzil- Thanks, I tryThe most interesting man in all of Autopia Land. (<--I didn't enter that!)
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