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I bought a new scratch, swirl mark remover specifically designed for black paint. Great reviews. Bought it for a couple areas. Horrible results. Directions are simple. Product was abrasive. I will not post the company yet but I have reached out to them to make it right. I asked them for the products they may sell to make this right. X5 was washed and the supplied applying pad used. Not what I expected. Yes. It’s that bad. IMG_2853.jpg IMG_2854.jpg


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Get yourself some Meguiars ultra pro finishing polish and use a buffer. Hand polishing with an abrasive compound does not cause enough friction to eliminate the haze caused by the abrasive particles.
 

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Get yourself some Meguiars ultra pro finishing polish and use a buffer. Hand polishing with an abrasive compound does not cause enough friction to eliminate the haze caused by the abrasive particles.


I polished with the supplied tool. Removed haze with a microfiber cloth. Questioning the product I finished with carnuba wax.


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Haze does not seem to be the issue.


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I bought a new scratch, swirl mark remover specifically designed for black paint. Great reviews. Bought it for a couple areas. Horrible results. Directions are simple. Product was abrasive. I will not post the company yet but I have reached out to them to make it right. I asked them for the products they may sell to make this right. X5 was washed and the supplied applying pad used. Not what I expected. Yes. It’s that bad. View attachment 897725 View attachment 897727


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Let me see if I get this right. The top of the fenders had some scratches or swirl marks, but otherwise shine like hood? You applied product following instructions and result is what we see here?


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I'd say they have been painted and it's not cured correctly.

Was there colour transfer onto the pads and cloths used?

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Those fender panels are plastic. Maybe that plays a role? Dunno.


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Let me see if I get this right. The top of the fenders had some scratches or swirl marks, but otherwise shine like hood? You applied product following instructions and result is what we see here?


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That’s about right. I only used it on the top of the fenders. Paint was 12 years old but this result surprised me. Completely took away the shine of the paint.


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I'd say they have been painted and it's not cured correctly.

Was there colour transfer onto the pads and cloths used?

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Fenders were never painted. This is a drop of the product and applicator pad after. IMG_2861.jpg


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Was it a wet sand type of product? Or something similar?

Asking as there are products in the market where they are intended to be abrasive enough to get the scratches out, then one continues to use less and less abrasive passes to get the finish back to a high gloss. Any chance you are at the first step of one of those processes?
 

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Question on the product,
Was it a wet sand type of product? Or something similar?

Asking as there are products in the market where they are intended to be abrasive enough to get the scratches out, then one continues to use less and less abrasive passes to get the finish back to a high gloss. Any chance you are at the first step of one of those processes?


No. This was the simplest of directions scratch and swirl mark remover. Apply to pad, apply to painted surface in circular motions in the shade. Buffer or provided pad can be used. Remove haze with microfiber towel. Can’t get much simpler.

No warnings. No true description of abrasiveness. I have used scratch removers before but did not have these horrrible results.


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So what objective descriptions of abrasiveness might be helpful? I believe that there are two only, grit and hardness. How fine a filter will pass the abrasive material, and how hard is the stuff it is made from.
 

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So what objective descriptions of abrasiveness might be helpful? I believe that there are two only, grit and hardness. How fine a filter will pass the abrasive material, and how hard is the stuff it is made from.


I don’t think a description of abrasiveness would help. This product came with zero warnings.


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I’m going back and forth through email with one of their reps. Haven’t gotten very far yet. Took a little while for them to understand that the pictures I sent was AFTER using their product and not before.


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I’m going back and forth through email with one of their reps. Haven’t gotten very far yet. Took a little while for them to understand that the pictures I sent was AFTER using their product and not before.


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LOL - I can imagine. It would be great to have a before picture...


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LOL - I can imagine. It would be great to have a before picture...


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I sent them a whole vehicle shot. I may have to do it myself but I would hope they would at least send the needed products to improve it. If it even can be improved.


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Monday afternoon quarter back here, could you have possibly taken most all the clear coat off the fender tops? I assumed from picture that you masked off hood and oblique portions of fenderS.
 

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Monday afternoon quarter back here, could you have possibly taken most all the clear coat off the fender tops? I assumed from picture that you masked off hood and oblique portions of fenderS.


I didn’t mask anything off. I’m just careful only to hit the top of the fenders. My concern is that the product ate through the remaining clear coat.


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