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PostSubject: swirl marks   1st June 2013, 22:27

Noticed when polishing my car , that when the sun hits the paintwork there are swirl marks in paint , would a buff up with a clay bar help to take em out ,I know people use. mops and compounds , just wondered if a clay bar would help
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PostSubject: Re: swirl marks   1st June 2013, 23:09

A clay bar removes the contaminants on the paintwork (such as tar), but it won't remove swirls, you would need a machine polisher to remove those really. This is quite an informative thread - http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=63859 Smile

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PostSubject: Re: swirl marks   1st June 2013, 23:17

Clay won't really take the swirl marks out of the paintwork, its mainly used to take the impurities out of the paint to give you a better finish when you wax and polish it. To get rid of them you may need to get a full paint correction done by a detailer or if you are confident enough then you could mop it yourself using the various compounds.

Your best idea initially would be to PM or email Tom at TK Detailing, he's one of the club sponsors, who will give you advice on how to remove them and or a price to detail the car for you. He did mine and the finish was awesome.

Failing that Poor Boys black hole glaze will help hide the swirls but wont get rid of them.
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PostSubject: Re: swirl marks   1st June 2013, 23:29

Thanks for the info , will have to put that on the backburner for now, wheels to be powderedcoated , and tax due.that's the joy,s of motoring , I suppose.
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PostSubject: Re: swirl marks   1st June 2013, 23:34

Looks like you got your hands full there mackem, they both your cars in pic, my s is a chill red , and it shines up well , just notice the marks in bright Sunlight , on the curvy bits.
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PostSubject: Re: swirl marks   1st June 2013, 23:45

The Chilli red one was my old Cooper S which took me around 4 months to get in that condition. I traded it in a few months ago for the black JCW. which I got a bit impatient with and got TK Tom to do a full paint correction on.

The JCW takes me around 4-5hrs every saturday to clean thoroughly. My wife thinks I'm mad and that I have OCD and OCC (obsessive compulsive cleaning). The picture on my avatar shows how clear the paintwork can be if you have the time with the reflection of the clouds on the bonnet.
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PostSubject: Re: swirl marks   1st June 2013, 23:50

They both look stunning , paint like glass . What a Face
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