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Old 12-12-2004, 06:22 PM
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swirls after buffing (black paint)

I have looked and searched and tried every thing but still getting swirls after buffing with (3m)perfect-it 3 and then using imperial(3m)hand glaze on my vehicles especially my black 1972 s.b. chevy truck.
Can any one help me with this
I am using a machine with the 3m perfect-it 3/then using the imperial hand glaze by hand

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I haven't used the Imperial glaze but it seems to me you need another step in between those two products. Something made specifically for swirl removal. I use Maguires (I think it's #7) Swirl Remover and have been very pleased with the results. But I'm sure 3M makes a good swirl remover as well if you want to stick with one mfr. From what little I know, I don't think the glaze has any cutting action at all and you need just a little to get those final swirls out of there.

Also, make sure you are using a pad on your machine rated for swirl removal.

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# 7 is what most of the show car people use, also another product by Maguires is there speed glaze ( concentrated) with the right foam pad.

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I'm not a paint and body man but most of the commercial body work has those swirls. I would think it just needs more steps in the process. Meguires has swirl remover.
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bo after reading about your paint problem i assume that the swirl marks are only in the clearcoat and with that check with your dealer and get a 3m foam polishing pad and use at 1500rpm with foam pad polishing glaze (for dark color) and try that Use small amounts and out of the sun . Go slow at first and in small areas. Don't press to hard let the weight of the buffer do it . Be patient , a swirl mark is magnified under the sun so don't try hand polish till you're sure the mark is out .

bo another hint check your pad for dirt, use a paint stick while running it at slow speed and rub the surface with the edge of the stick (dry pad) . You may want to purchase a new pad (3m yellow) ( my choice) rather than "burn" through the clear and have to go back to the paint booth. Been there a time or two!

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