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Old 05-08-2007, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default can you remove swirl marks from the paint?

My OBP impreza has swirl marks....from the factory

It looks disgusting....anyway I can remove it? Someone mentioned zymol to me. What exactly does that do and how does it make them dissapear? Can anyone recommend anymore products?
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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wash + clay bar + wax did wonders for me.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:56 AM   #3
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hey man, just to let you know, there are a bunch of threads discussing how to remove swirl marks, and everyone has their own personal opinion about how to do it and which wax/polish etcetera to use

a good bet would be to go to this website:

http://autopia.org/forum/guide-detailing/

it is a fantastic website and you will be able to read more about removing swirl marks and just general detailing than you ever wanted to know
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:58 AM   #4
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Sorry was in a rush...i should have searched. Thanks for the replies and the link!
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:02 AM   #5
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I can help you out with that, if you want to drive into Queens one weekend. Just buy some scratchX or something like that, some tech wax and I'll give you a hand. I have a porter cable.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:02 AM   #6
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edit: also check out autogeek.com if you want to do this yourself.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:41 AM   #7
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:16 PM   #8
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Wash/clay bar/sealer-glaze x2/wax....

I like Mothers myself
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:33 PM   #9
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People keep mentioning products. Although some products will perform better than others. The machine is the real deal here. You can not polish by hand. You need either an orbital (better for beginners) or a rotary polisher (much more effiecient yet dangerous if used wrong).

If you want to do this yourself, start browsing over at autopia.org like others have said, and then invest in an orbital polisher to start out on, I'd recommend the Porter Cable 7424. You will need a plethora of pads/polishes/waxes/cleaners/microfiber towels. This all adds up to a bunch of money. If you chose to go this route, I don't mind listing off my tools and products that I use. It'll help you acheive a shine like this:



And that is white paint, imagine what your OBP would look like with proper care. My car also came with swirls from the dealer. It is a long tedious process and once you spend that much time and attention to detail on your car, you will probably develop a complex like me. (I can't park close to other cars and I freak out when I see children or animals near my car, or the way my friends lean up against it, or sit on the rear bumper...ugh)
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:49 PM   #10
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wow dude...that is seriously HOT for white paint. I thought mine was swirl free. good job!
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:50 PM   #11
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and to the OP, drew is right...I spent some coin to get my porter cable along with a buttload of pinnacle, poorboys stuff. I personally use clay magic claybar, pinnacle swirl remover, poorboys polish and sealant and a few coats of souverign wax.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:58 PM   #12
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^^^
Good solution. Swirl remover, a good polish, and a porter cable would be your best bet.
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:11 PM   #13
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Wash/clay bar/sealer-glaze x2/wax....

I like Mothers myself
This was BEFORE i moved to the land of dirt roads.... can't remember the last time i waxed...
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:41 PM   #14
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its just a temp solution, you have to keep it up once every 2 weeks or sum....
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:05 PM   #15
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Waxing only hides the swirls. Polishing is the way to go as others have noted. But on a microscopic level, it doesn't completely eliminate the swirls.
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:24 PM   #16
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I just finished my OBP WRX it came out great.
Clean the car first really good with a microfiber Sponge or chennel go in one direction and use dish detergant as this will remove all of your wax. Then clay bar the car with Mothers or Meguiars kit you could get at pep boys. Now for the pro stuff. Get the following:
a rotary/orbital combo buffer with a velcro back plate.
Then go to Meguiars.com the estore and professional (mirror glaze) buffing pads and pickup W8006 polishing pad or 2 then get some cleaner polish #83 to be exact. Then get a pure polish show car glaze #7. Then get a good synthetic wax.
PRACTICE ON A CRAP CAR FIRST

Tape off areas around the headlights, mirrors windows any areas that touch paint that you will want to buff.
Use the buffer with the foam polishing pad on a clean surface and put a good amount of #83 on the pad. Start slow and move up and down once the polish works into the surface a bit pickup the speed adding a good amount of pressure to the polisher. Once it is polished in take a clean microfiber rag and wipe clean. Do a small area at a time and DO NOT LET THE POLISH DRY HARD while you are using the buffer.
After you have done the whole car you can use the other glaze polish and work it by hand with a microfiber applicator back and forth over the paint and wipe it clean with another microfiber rag. After that is done you should go over it with the wax and I am sure you know how to do that so I wont go into it.
If you are a little unsure of yourself get an orbital buffer and use scratch x with a similar technique as i explained above.
My car was used and it looks new now. Black is a serious PITA to keep looking good. I recommend after it looks perfect to you, keep a bottle of instant detailer in your car and spray your car down every other day. Wash it once a week and wax it once a month.
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:28 PM   #17
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It's all in the technique, not hte product.
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