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    Re: Maintaining the finish between polishing sessions

    I used #80 on the D pillar of my Jeep last summer and it doesnt have one swirl in it to this day. Ill be doing the entire Jeep this summer sometime and hopefully Ill be able to keep it looking good for along time now that I have my process down pat.
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    Re: Maintaining the finish between polishing sessions

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this write up. In the nine months of owning my dark blue metallic truck, I wash weekly because I've been afraid of all dusters and spray and wipe products. I had some light scratching issues with quick detailer in the past and haven't used it since. I live in the country and drive a good 20-25 miles daily, so dust accumulates quickly, especially on the tailgate. I've really wanted to give a duster another try, and thanks to this write-up, I'm gonna try a California duster/UQD attack to fight dust build-up.

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    Re: Maintaining the finish between polishing sessions

    great thread mr. mike!!!

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    Re: How to maintain your car's finish in-between polishing sessions

    I really enjoyed reading this thread as it shows that keeping a swirl free finish can be done

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    Re: How to maintain your car's finish in-between polishing sessions

    Wow, That is really cool. I try to be careful when I do mine, wash it as much as the weather allows and I do alright, but that looks real good.

    I bet that car hasnt seen snow in that year either huh? JK
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    Re: How to maintain your car's finish in-between polishing sessions

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson View Post
    Wow, That is really cool. I try to be careful when I do mine, wash it as much as the weather allows and I do alright, but that looks real good.

    I bet that car hasnt seen snow in that year either huh? JK
    Hmmmm........ you could say that has SEEN snow, if you include looking up at the local mountains. But has it actually been IN snow? Ah, no.
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    Re: How to maintain your car's finish in-between polishing sessions

    i corrected my car about two years ago (2007), but because of the weather over here we can never do the touchless wash, bit to risky, so would rather it sit dirty than risk inducing damage. he is a picture from recently (careful washing as the paint is on the soft side), its clayed twice a year and polished and waxed every few months. A common product in the uk is autoglym srp which has the ability to ever slight defects and mask any others. after this the least aggressive method is recommended.


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    Re: How to maintain your car's finish in-between polishing sessions

    Wow, Mike awesone write up.
    And I agree, the Volvo CX90 (black) that I use to drive with the Meguiar's trailer to events in belgium is keep in the same maintenance way like your PT cruiser and he looks always very nice and shining
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    Re: How to maintain your car's finish in-between polishing sessions

    awesome review of your car maintenances after not being polished for that long...
    really great to hear your car can still be swirl free.. :]

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    Re: How to maintain your car's finish in-between polishing sessions

    I like how you documented this. I noticed the same thing with my car. I bought it in September of 2008 and up to Sept. 2009, it still had very little marks and swirls. I mean, of course it had a few road scratches down below but the paint quality was very good. I washed 2-4 times per month, clayed and waxed probably 4 times, and just overall kept a good eye on my paint's condition. So it CAN be done, it just takes time and work.

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