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    Re: Need help with swirl marks

    Looks like you are going to need a DA to get the results you are after. You are at the limitation of what can be done by hand. Seeing as you are in the LA area, perhaps sign up for a thursday night garage.

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    Re: Need help with swirl marks

    Here is link to next TNOG.
    https://meguiarsonline.com/forums/sh...-June-6th-2019

    It would be best to still respond to Nick's questions on pad used for your UC application.
    It looks like possibly the paint might have not been clean enough before beginning to compound.
    That can result in dirt and other contaminants getting into the pad and then cutting marks into the paint.
    When working by and, it is best to keep an even pressure across the pad to avoid "fingertip pressure" marks.
    The forums have a section on working by hand.
    https://meguiarsonline.com/forums/fo...orking-by-Hand

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    Re: Need help with swirl marks

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    Hi and sorry to see the excessive marring, this can happen at times when using a compound on more sensitive paints or darker colors. No need to worry, nothing permanent here. What type of applicator pad are you using to apply the product?

    I used a Meguiars foam foam pad applicator
    Any suggestions to getting them removed?

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    Re: Need help with swirl marks

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    Hi and sorry to see the excessive marring, this can happen at times when using a compound on more sensitive paints or darker colors. No need to worry, nothing permanent here. What type of applicator pad are you using to apply the product?

    I used a Meguiars foam applicator pad

    What should I do to remove them?

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    Re: Need help with swirl marks

    The Meguiar's 4 1/2 inch foam applicator pads come in 4 packs.
    https://www.meguiars.com/search?sear...fulltext=w0004

    Make sure you thoroughly clean the pad to remove any compound, before attempting to reuse it to polish.
    Alternatively, use a new unused pad from the four pack to polish.
    To compound or polish a full car, you would want to clean or switch pads frequently.
    This is also true for pads on a dual action polisher.

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    Re: Need help with swirl marks

    it kind of happened the same to me as Blackfordfusion,i tried a test panel on an unwashed car,i cleaned a little just the test section/panel (black mercedes gle 2017) my car isn t affected by scratches,only swirl marks seen in very bright sun,anyways,i used UP first but didn t saw the difference so i used UC i would say that it removed most of the swirl marks,but now i only have very fine swirls,can you help please ?

    Maybe i need to use a product such as swirl x so it will not be as harsh as UC,i really don t want to remove much of the clear coat,any advice will help,thanks !
    Hi and sorry to see the excessive marring, this can happen at times when using a compound on more sensitive paints or darker colors. No need to worry, nothing permanent here. What type of applicator pad are you using to apply the product?

    Last edited by Alexanderrrr; Nov 29th, 2020 at 08:54 AM.

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    Re: Need help with swirl marks

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    Hi and sorry to see the excessive marring, this can happen at times when using a compound on more sensitive paints or darker colors. No need to worry, nothing permanent here. What type of applicator pad are you using to apply the product?
    it kind of happened the same to me as Blackfordfusion,i tried a test panel on an unwashed car,i cleaned a little just the test section/panel (black mercedes gle 2017) my car isn t affected by scratches,only swirl marks seen in very bright sun,anyways,i used UP first but didn t saw the difference so i used UC i would say that it removed most of the swirl marks,but now i only have very fine swirls,can you help please ?


    Maybe i need to use a product such as swirl x so it will not be as harsh as UC,i really don t want to remove much of the clear coat,any advice will help,thanks!
    and if you would like i can provide some photos.

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    Re: Need help with swirl marks

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexanderrrr View Post
    it kind of happened the same to me as Blackfordfusion,i tried a test panel on an unwashed car,i cleaned a little just the test section/panel (black mercedes gle 2017) my car isn t affected by scratches,only swirl marks seen in very bright sun,anyways,i used UP first but didn t saw the difference so i used UC i would say that it removed most of the swirl marks,but now i only have very fine swirls,can you help please ?


    Maybe i need to use a product such as swirl x so it will not be as harsh as UC,i really don t want to remove much of the clear coat,any advice will help,thanks!
    and if you would like i can provide some photos.


    Did you clay bar the car before I suspect this might have been why my car got swirl marks but process wise I ended up doing

    wash->clay->UC->UP->UW I got a DA polisher for this and all the swirls came out without a problem

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    Re: Need help with swirl marks

    Before: https://imgur.com/gallery/lEPlra6
    After: https://imgur.com/gallery/zTWgP0o Sorry I don’t have a close up

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    Re: Need help with swirl marks

    Thanks for the reply ! No i did not clay the car,i have everything i need to remove the swirls(clay kit,UC,UP and wax)except a DA or rotary buffer,i did the test spot just to see what i need to use,but i ll guess it ll work great when i prep the car properly,guess i ll stick to hand polishing for now though

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