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sean86 01-22-2013 09:57 PM

Best way to remove swirl marks
 
Hey guys whats the best way to remove minor swirl marks on my CB f10. They are not extremely apparent but enough to start bothering me :D

also could guys recommend a good wax for my car. I wax my car every 3 to 4 months so can anybody recommend a good wax to last me that long ???

Thanks

schnell525 01-23-2013 12:50 AM

I don't know how far along you are in detailing, but congrats on your new BMW.

Phil at detailersdomain.com is a forum sponsor. He give excellent advice and carries a great line of products. Check his site out, and give him a call.

I'm a fan of both Porter Cable and Flex Random Oribital buffers.

Flex is a more powerful and capable machine than the Porter Cable, but doesn't put your cat at a tone of risk for buffing (like a noob at a dealership taking a wool pad with a single orbit buffer).

Menzerna makes a great line of products. You'll wash and clay bar the car. Then polish with a good polish--no glaze to hide the swirls. They must be removed, which isn't hard with a good Random Orbital buffer.

Menzerna's FG400 with the right pad might take out your swirls. You'll need to topcoat with a good sealant or wax. Menzerna Powerlock is one of the best out there right now. Each person has their favorites.

Learning to detail your own car is fun, challenging, and can be a hobby. I'd give Phil a call....http://www.detailersdomain.com/

It can take some time. Even as an all in one product, Einszett (1Z) metallic polish/wax will make your car look great. To get a car truly looking its best, it can take some time. If you aim for 1 day, it can be a 6am to 11pm deal. I'd wait until after winter.

Good luck!

I personally use Menzerna, P21S, Sonax, Einszett products among others on my 550. My spring detail is going to be busy!

Good luck. Check out the detailing forum too.

Needsdecaf 01-23-2013 05:16 AM

Steel wool takes those swirls right out...

Ralph1201 01-23-2013 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Needsdecaf (Post 7331805)
Steel wool takes those swirls right out...

is it necessary to wet the area before this? :p

sean86 01-23-2013 09:50 AM

I will try it today:thumbup:

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Technic 01-23-2013 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by sean86 (Post 7332309)
I will try it today:thumbup:

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I hope that you are not talking about doing the steel wool method, right? :D

sean86 01-23-2013 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Technic (Post 7332496)
I hope that you are not talking about doing the steel wool method, right? :D

lol ofcourse i am:bigpimp:

FastMarkA 01-23-2013 07:37 PM

LOL @ steel wool suggestion.

Highly recommend Phil @ Detailer's Domain. Awesome guy.

Huge fan of Porter & Cable + Menzerna (either Intensive Polish or Final Finish depending on severity of swirls). Stop using a car wash if you can!

Follow that with a good wax (my favorite these days is einszett glanz wax).

bighungry618 01-24-2013 05:17 AM

Bring it to me....done:thumbup:

Sandlapper 01-24-2013 05:37 PM

bighungary618
 
Wow! That looks fantastic! Wish I were closer. I'd bring you both of my beauties.

bighungry618 01-25-2013 05:19 AM

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Wow! That looks fantastic! Wish I were closer. I'd bring you both of my beauties.

Thank you very much, You know I'd treat your babies like I treat mine.
Love that 650 by the way, sharp car! If you're ever in the area....

dominoaz 01-25-2013 09:18 AM

How To Info
 
Try autogeek.net. I found it to be a great resource for How To and Do It Yourself car care info. BTW, steel wool does work. But only on DeLoreans.

jason60050 01-25-2013 04:15 PM

I had my f10 professionally clay bar'd before putting it into storage for the winter. That got rid of 99% of everything that was showing on the paint.

jjscott 01-26-2013 05:50 AM

Not sure I'd want to learn how to use a buffer on my BMW. I take mine to a professional. There's a lot less cursing involved!


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