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mccc
Jul 7th, 2014, 11:24 PM
Hi everyone,

I just purchased my brand new corolla ascent sport metallic black last month, after a few washes, I noticed there are very fine swirl marks on the car, then i purchases DA power system together with ultimate compound, UP, liquid wax, clay bar kit and scratch x 2.0.

after reading the old posts on this forum, I see ppl suggested that abrasive polish might actually buff off the thin layer of clear coat @@, can anyone pls suggest the correct product that I should use for a new car? should I start with UP as it is the less aggressive product in removing fine swirls?

Thank you so much!!

Murr1525
Jul 9th, 2014, 02:35 PM
- First issue would be how are you washing the car. You want to be sure you aren't adding swirls, otherwise any fixing will just be a waste next time you wash.

- Yes, removing swirls/scratches will remove some clear coat. So not something to do every single day...

- As far as products, it doesn't really matter being new or not, still the same ideas. So yeah, give a try with the Ult. Polish to see if it helps. Probably will want the UC though...

And return the ScratchX 2.0 if you can... buy some UQW, soap, QID, etc with the money...

davey g-force
Jul 9th, 2014, 03:29 PM
Agreed with Murr.

Though I would say hang on to the ScratchX 2.0. It's a good intermediate product between UC and UP in agressiveness (if needed).

mccc
Jul 9th, 2014, 03:32 PM
- First issue would be how are you washing the car. You want to be sure you aren't adding swirls, otherwise any fixing will just be a waste next time you wash.

- Yes, removing swirls/scratches will remove some clear coat. So not something to do every single day...

- As far as products, it doesn't really matter being new or not, still the same ideas. So yeah, give a try with the Ult. Polish to see if it helps. Probably will want the UC though...

And return the ScratchX 2.0 if you can... buy some UQW, soap, QID, etc with the money...

Thanks Murr! much appreciated, should I invest on a pressure gun for washing the car in order to avoid adding swirls to it?

mccc
Jul 9th, 2014, 03:35 PM
Agreed with Murr.

Though I would say hang on to the ScratchX 2.0. It's a good intermediate product between UC and UP in agressiveness (if needed).

Thank you! and yes I would like to keep scratch x 2.0 cos I dont really wanna use UC unless its necessary, it seems to be too aggressive Scottwax1

davey g-force
Jul 9th, 2014, 03:39 PM
No problem.

Where abouts in Sydney are you?

Murr1525
Jul 9th, 2014, 05:33 PM
The nice thing with UC is that it is adjustable... less time/pressure makes it milder, more time/pressure makes it stronger.

As far as washing, we usually show folks this video first:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOt--yizRoc&feature=kp

Personally, I use a foam gun and a rinse bucket, rather than two buckets. But that's more preference than causing less swirls. A pressure washer would be the same, just preference. The soap, wash mitt, and drying towels usually do more damage, or safety.

The Guz
Jul 9th, 2014, 06:36 PM
I agree with both. Murr has a point in the flexibility if UC. I agree in returning scratchx and investing in some other products that Murr suggested. You should not need to UC all the time if you wash the car properly. A polish would be all you need. A future polish to consider is M205. It's more versatile than UP.

Don't forget to clay before you use anything.

MicrofiberMan
Sep 18th, 2016, 08:50 AM
Hi everyone,

I just purchased my brand new corolla ascent sport metallic black last month, after a few washes, I noticed there are very fine swirl marks on the car, then i purchases DA power system together with ultimate compound, UP, liquid wax, clay bar kit and scratch x 2.0.

after reading the old posts on this forum, I see ppl suggested that abrasive polish might actually buff off the thin layer of clear coat @@, can anyone pls suggest the correct product that I should use for a new car? should I start with UP as it is the less aggressive product in removing fine swirls?

Thank you so much!!
i know this is an old post but i figured i would add my 2 cents for the new readers, i found that those "light" swirls that come on the car arent that easy to get rid of. its not as easy as you might think, i have a black car and i use a da polisher. i found that scratchx is enough to make a big difference and will get rid of light swirls and scratches about 90% but you will still see them in direct sunlight. even ultimate compound didnt get rid of them in direct sunlight, i finially came to m101 on a microfiber pad using the machine on speed six and doing to section passes, as in using it two times on the same area with about six passes each time. this is the only method thats finally given me the look i want.