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Mike Phillips
Apr 19th, 2005, 06:13 AM
Producing a Swirl Free Finish - A few good threads to read first...

If you're new to using a rotary buffer, I would recommend reading the below two threads in the Hot Topics (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=80) because they discuss in detail working what can and what cannot be done with a rotary buffer as far as creating a swirl free finish.

Need HELP! - How to avoid holograms? (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4929)

How to avoid swirls and holograms? (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4966)

In the end, in order to guarantee a completely swirl free finish on a dark colored paint in bright lights, you're going to need to re-polish each panel either by hand or with a dual action polisher to insure any swirls induced by the direct drive circular contact between your pad and the paint is removed.

Read the above two threads and think on the things written in them. There is a lot of good information in them that will hopefully help you to understand the physics of what is taking place on the surface of the paint during the paint polishing process.



Polishing paint is an art form, there is lot more to it than the words often quoted from the movie, "The Karate Kid"

"Wax on, wax off"


Art of any kind is an expression of emotion by the artist, it is a discipline, it is a mindset, it is a way of life...