There are a few dings and such and some keying by the drivers side door handle...i dont know if having that kinda of money put into a scratched paintjob would be totally worth it....unless they could touch up those spots...idk...ill look into it.BarboneRO said:take it to a body shop and get it sand it up, compound it and then tell them to get it polished
if u really want it really shiny tell them to put a clear coat on it but that alot of money
Wont this take down the clear coat? Would I want to do that?citizeninsane said:the use of water approx 2000 grit sand paper, and go to town. it will eliminate all the minor imperfections and bring up the next clean layer. then finish it off with a good buff. plan to spend the day.
any idea what kind of compound he used? rubbing, polishing, or something else? Spesific brand? I really dont want to fu*k up my paint...kinda pricey to get it repainted I hear...99prelude said:i had a guy come to my house and compound and wax my car didnt see a swirl when he was done.. he did it for $60
swirl marks are not from too much wax or compound or nobody would be getting their car waxed or detailed :roll:melloyellolude said:the cause of swirlmarks is that there is to much wax or compoundthe best way is by hand(the hard and cheap way) or with a dual action buffer like the one u buy at wallmart (the easy and expensive way). oh by the way they do sell a3M swirlmark remover for dark colors
Preludesi_2004 said:swirl marks are not from too much wax or compound or nobody would be getting their car waxed or detailed :roll:
its from a form of rough material or anything against it that causes it to swirl. For instance, take a nice black paint and take a rough towel over it(dont do this), wala... swirl marks. Wax included in any of that process? NO! Wax can help cover up small swirl marks, but key marks are impossible without a repaint. Don't use touch up because it will come off down the road, that is unless you dont care for a car show look.
As for buffing and polishing, let a pro handle it at a detailing shop. Meguiars compound and a rotary buffer will do the trick. I use meguiars dual action polish/cleaner for polishing stuff and sometimes buffing, either light or medium compound. Heavy is only to be used on decently thick waterspots. Diamond cut you shouldn't even try to mess with.
Buffing takes a thin, super thin layer of paint off each time you buff, but its so unnoticeable, that it would take around 30+ times to buff off the paint (thats an estimate). You will notice that it wont take out all swirl marks, but it will take out the oxidized paint and a few small swirls, and will also allow water to bead up on your car which is what you really want :emthup:
As for fixing deep swirls, wetsanding is the only thing and again, since youre asking this question, take it to a bodyshop or detailing shop to have it done for you. Or you can go buy the materials and use my How to : claying and polishing article and i can help you with any bit that you may need.