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Old 07-22-2002, 04:43 PM   #1
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Today i waxed my car with meguires touch of gold, i did the hood first, and when i buffed the wax off the hood i noticed marks on it. It looks like the wax left a residue on the car, or like when i wiped off the wax, it left streaks on the car. This only happened on my hood though. i waxed the rest of my car with no problem. Does anyone know what this is? Is it possible to get swirl marks on only one part of the car? How do i get rid of these marks?

any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-22-2002, 04:57 PM   #2
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Did you wash and clean the surface before waxing it? The shiny wax is probably just accentuating the marks already present in the paint. You could try using a polish next time before waxing to get rid of the small scratches first.

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Old 07-22-2002, 05:14 PM   #3
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If it is streaking try spraying with a mist of distalled water or a quick detailer like meguiar's final inspection. If it isactually swirl marks you may need to polish or use a swirl mark remover and then wax again. Black is a great color but a total b.tch to keep looking good and swirl free.
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Old 07-23-2002, 12:51 AM   #4
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yes i cleaned it before hand. i just had this hood put on because my old on got ruined in a small accident a few weeks ago. i thought maybe it did that because it was a new hood but the new bumper didn't' do that. I'm going to try some mothers scratchx on it tomorrow.

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Old 07-23-2002, 02:31 AM   #5
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yes i cleaned it before hand. i just had this hood put on because my old on got ruined in a small accident a few weeks ago. i thought maybe it did that because it was a new hood but the new bumper didn't' do that. I'm going to try some mothers scratchx on it tomorrow.

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If you just had the new hood painted.... I heard you aren't supposed to wax surfaces that are newly painted. I am not sure how long you are supposed to wait, maybe someone else can help you out with that (if that is the problem).

If not, maybe wash the hood with Dawn to take off any accumulated wax on the hood that may have worn off irregularly, possibly due to heat from under the hood?, and then rewax it.
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Old 07-23-2002, 09:52 AM   #6
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You aren't supposed to wax newly painted surfaces. It needs to be allowed to evaporate off the solvents/gases still in the paint-- sort of like continued curing process.

I've seen anywhere from 1 month to 6 months. I don't know which is right.

Also, I hope that you made sure that the hood wasn't hot/too warm before washing and waxing.
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Old 07-23-2002, 01:01 PM   #7
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You do not want to use wax on a new paint job. (I've worked at a dealership and an auto-body shop ) The best product I've found on the consumer market is 3M Hand Glaze. It is specially made for new finishes. You should stick to using this for the first 60 days or so, then you can go ahead with a normal wax.
Happy cleaning!
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Old 07-23-2002, 01:36 PM   #8
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Damn! I waxed a week after I took delivery of the car. It had been up at the port for 6 weeks, so I'm hoping that was enough.

Car looks awesome tho. Won't be waxing againg till Xmas.
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Old 07-23-2002, 01:50 PM   #9
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Waxing the car as soon as you pick it up shouldn't be any problem. The car probably sat at a port in Japan for a couple weeks, then had a nice long boat ride over here. New cars don't have any issues with a fresh wax, in fact I'd recommend it since most dealership detail shops use a really cheap silicone "wax" to just shine the car up for delivery. That stuff is good for about 2 car washes.
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Old 07-23-2002, 02:32 PM   #10
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hey man when I first waxed my car I thought it looked beautiful. But then I looked closely at it when I was in the sun and noticed swirl marks!! Well a few weeks later I washed it again, but this time I used an orbital waxer/buffer and no swirls.
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