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    Only see swirls in sunlight

    I can only see my very light swirls on my 2006 Civic in the sun. They dont show up with my halogen work lamp (those yellow ones that everybody has).

    I do everything outdoors. I dont have a garage. I was washing the car today because it was a warm 60 with cloudy skies. Already knowing i have swirls, i just wanted to see if the halogens allowed me to see them. The swirls did not show with the halogens.

    What can i do to allow me to correct paint on cloudy days? I will be working on others' cars during the summertime and i dont want to be stuck on a cloudy day.

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    Re: Only see swirls in sunlight

    The swirls are there, no matter what light brings them out. Just attended Meguiars 101 Detailing class today and Mike used a Xenon flashlight to show swirls that you would miss under halogen oir even sunlight. (Gotta get one of those for myself!)

    By your description and without pics, it sounds like you have very light swirling and you could probably remove them with SwirlX. Also, as Mike pointed out several times during the class, if you're working outside without benefit of shade, you're only adding to the problem. Try to detail your car in a garage, carport, under a canopy, or early in the morning or late in the afternoon, but get the car out of direct sunlight.

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    Re: Only see swirls in sunlight

    To assits in spotting these light swirls, why not try the Brinkmann (cruel lil item some might say). Its widely available around the states (IMO); my side Brinkmann is like finding water in the desert so I opt for LEDs with Hi Lumens, ie: FENIX TK10, SureFire, etc..
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    Re: Only see swirls in sunlight

    Quote Originally Posted by TimG View Post
    To assits in spotting these light swirls, why not try the Brinkmann (cruel lil item some might say). Its widely available around the states (IMO); my side Brinkmann is like finding water in the desert so I opt for LEDs with Hi Lumens, ie: FENIX TK10, SureFire, etc..
    Which model? The DUAL XENON?

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    Re: Only see swirls in sunlight

    Learning new things everyday

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    Re: Only see swirls in sunlight

    Is that the one that Meg's uses at their open garage?

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    Re: Only see swirls in sunlight

    I just use standard Halogen Spot Lights So I can leave them on, see what I am doing and see the swirls all at the same time. For stepping back and viewing the swirls or for taking pictures, use the Xenon Gun
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    Re: Only see swirls in sunlight

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonballz View Post
    Is that the one that Meg's uses at their open garage?

    I believe so.
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    Re: Only see swirls in sunlight

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonballz View Post
    Is that the one that Meg's uses at their open garage?
    Quote Originally Posted by TimG View Post
    I believe so.
    Mike mentioned the Brinkmann, but I think the one he used in yesterday's class was a $30 model he picked up from Pep Boys. Have to go to Pep Boys today to check that out.

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    Re: Only see swirls in sunlight

    what type or model was the flashlight from pepboys?

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