Nasty Swirl Removal

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  • 05-09-2004, 10:00 PM
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    Nasty Swirl Removal
    Very quick exterior-only, not-as-thorough-as-I`d-like job, but it was a favor to a good friend, and I think the results, though not perfect, were pretty dramatic.


    Mother`s California Gold Clay, soap and water as lube.

    Cutting pad with 3M Perfect it II, and a little Meg`s Scratch X. (Risky Experiment, but worked pretty well to get out the big scratches and deep swirls)

    Polishing pad with SSR1

    Meg`s NXT Tech wax.

    Here are the pics:

  • 05-09-2004, 10:02 PM
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    Nasty swirls on hood!!
  • 05-09-2004, 10:03 PM
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  • 05-09-2004, 10:03 PM
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    After again:

    Paint is much clearer. Very fine swirls present, and you can see the chips in the hood that I was talking about.
  • 05-09-2004, 10:05 PM
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    Satisfied friend :)
  • 05-09-2004, 10:23 PM
    looks nice! :)
  • 05-09-2004, 11:12 PM
    Looks nice , but can`t really tell if the swirls were removed. Take a picture with the sun reflecttion, just like before pics.
    But after all it looks nice, did you use PC?
  • 05-09-2004, 11:34 PM
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    Dimedrol, you`re right about the angle. Unfortunately, we were getting the early evening / late afternoon sun, so I couldn`t get that harsh light that I had in the before pic. But here`s another before pic taken at a similar angle as the after pic - you can see the swirls there, and not on the after pic.

    And yes, I used my new 7424, and i LOVE IT!
  • 05-10-2004, 07:29 AM
    Looks good. I`d say that is quite an improvement. I would think your friend would be quite pleased about it. :)
  • 05-10-2004, 09:47 AM
    Hey Bay area!! Sonoma County here!

    The car looks great did you use a PC? I`e found that you really need a rotary to get swrils out!
  • 05-10-2004, 11:32 AM
    Hey beemerboy, we meet again!

    Yeah I used a PC. Had to use a mix of Meg`s scratchX and SSR, with meg`s red cutting pad to get the bad swirls out - would have been better to use a rotary, but I don`t have one, and we had to make do with what we had =)

    Thanks for the feedback everyone! =)
  • 05-10-2004, 03:57 PM
    Pretty big difference!! Looks good. :cool
  • 05-10-2004, 06:30 PM
    Dramatic change is right. Good job!