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Old 09-05-2003, 03:37 PM
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swirls everywhere!

its a black monte carlo, the paint is about a year old, i used ppg base/clear coat.

i've been trying for a year to get rid of the swirl lines, when the sun hits the car they give it this 'wavy' look.
i tried buffing with both wool and foam pads, with different compounds. most resently a foam pad with 3M perfect III . the car was washed and dried and i used a buffer at its lowest setting.

any suggestions you be greatly appreciated, i don't know what to do anymore.

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Are you following up the polish with a glazing compound? Glazing looks like very watery clay, which I think it is. You wipe it on, let it dry like wax and wipe it off. Don't use a machine and don't use circular motion. Do it by hand with criss-cross wipes. Kind of bothersome 'cause it does't look like it could do any good but you will be very pleased with the results. It's whole purpose in life is to fill in polishing swirl marks on black paint jobs! Follow it with a good waxing and you should have a flawless 1' deep gloss black paint job that would make George Barris proud. 3M makes the one I use. I get it at my paint supplier in a 1qt plastic squirt bottle which is enough to last a couple of decades for a hobbyist.
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awsome, i bought some of that, but haven't used it yet, ill give it a shot!
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Let us know how it works.
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3M also makes an excellent product called "Swirl Mark Remover". #39009 is for dark colored cars. It is designed to be used with a power buffer with a foam pad, but I have gotten the best results on a black car using it by hand. As Willys said, do not use a circular motion, only straight lines.

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The #39009 swirl remover is, I'm pretty sure, also sold under the number 5996 when sold by the quart. If you want to get the very best result with it, I'd suggest you first apply it with your high speed but at a low rpms with a soft black foam pad. I prefer the 6 inch pads not made by 3M for this.

When I colorsand cars, I use the 7 1/2 inch wool pad to cut the sandpaper scratch, then switch to the smaller foam pads for rubbing out the wool pad swirl. Changing the diameter of the pads means I'm always cutting across the swirl. I find that, in addtion to keeping the foam pad flatter, which is easier with the smaller foam pad, this gives a better result.

Finally, if you want to get really cobweb and swirl free, apply your 5996 swirl remover with a hydrophilic sponge by hand and take off the residue before it dries using a microfiber cloth. The problem with the finish you'll get is that only a really good wax will improve the look at all.

In the interest of disclosure, I make an alternative product, that I of course think is better, but since I'm really familiar with that product, I'm also sure you'll get amazing results if you do what I suggest.

Take Care,
Robert
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