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Old 08-03-2002, 04:12 AM   #1
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Default weak clear coat?

well my black wrx became swirled within a month after i got my car. it seems to be very delicate and way more swirly than my friends black celica which is 2 years old. im not sure, the wax covers it for a week but then it returns. am i the only one or are others experiencing this? any type of treatmeant that will get rid of them for good until i put new ones in of course?

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Old 08-03-2002, 10:46 AM   #2
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Welcome to the "Subaru has crappy paint" complaint department. The line's 3000 people long.
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Old 08-03-2002, 03:28 PM   #3
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If your not good w/ an orbital, get a gentle polish...that should do the trick (temp of course...nothing could 'fix' a swirl...just hide it).

I like using Zymol HD Cleanse...it's kind of tough to apply if you do it right (you have to put pressure down the entire time and only go in up-down or left-right motions...after 1/2 the car is finished, you'll want to give up). After that, put a good wax on the car.

I use the HD 2x per year and it keeps the car pretty nice. Also, you might want to strip your old wax before doing this...then when you apply the wax after, let the car sit for 12hrs and out another coat of wax on the car...and remember, don't dry your car w/ a towel.
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Old 08-03-2002, 05:36 PM   #4
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and that's exactly why i bought Silver..
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Old 08-03-2002, 08:14 PM   #5
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Your best bet is to have someone buff it out for you. if you dont have the money then you can buy a swirl remover/temp remover to hide the swirls.

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Old 08-03-2002, 09:35 PM   #6
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I ran into this problem with my clear coat. It's a up hill battle that never ends. What wax did you use on your car? The best thing to do when waxing your car is not to swirl your wax in or buff it out. Instead go in straight lines. You'll still get the fine cuts, but they will be a littler harder to notice if they all go in the same direction. I'm going to get mine repainted some time down the road. I wanna have a different color than everyone else.

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Old 08-03-2002, 09:49 PM   #7
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Dennis, catch me online and I'll tell you what you need to get that "carshow" shine.
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Old 08-03-2002, 10:16 PM   #8
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going in a straight line = streaking...bleh
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Old 08-03-2002, 11:39 PM   #9
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I know that DATDUDEDENNIS has a black car, but what about the rest of you guys that are complaining about swirls??
I know that I would NEVER buy a black car and thats one of the reasons. Silver might be common as heck, but there might be a reason why - cuz its easy on the up-keep.
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Old 08-04-2002, 01:28 AM   #10
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Default My wife likes silver,

that's why I bought black. Nothing looks better than a clean black car. Mean. Period. But you have to be committed to keeping it up. Wax it twice as often, 'cause Mr. Sun frowns on black. The story I tell my kids is that because black is the absence of color, and the sun provides light (white, which contains all colors), the sun is jealous of what it can't produce. Hence, the sun is intentionally "biased" against black cars. Hey Mitch808, my rear Wilwoods are coming next week. Got any mods to do? PM me.

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Old 08-04-2002, 01:47 AM   #11
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Hey OLDMANSAN, I haven't washed my Silver car in almost a month and it still looks shiny and clean... try doing that with your black car.
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