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Old 01-22-2013, 09:57 PM
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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

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 ???

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:50 AM
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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.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:16 AM
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Steel wool takes those swirls right out...
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Steel wool takes those swirls right out...
is it necessary to wet the area before this?
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:50 AM
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I will try it today

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Old 01-23-2013, 11:07 AM
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I hope that you are not talking about doing the steel wool method, right?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:26 AM
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I hope that you are not talking about doing the steel wool method, right?
lol ofcourse i am
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:37 PM
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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).
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Wow! That looks fantastic! Wish I were closer. I'd bring you both of my beauties.
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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:15 PM
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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.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:50 AM
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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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