How to remove swirl mark from the black car

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Dear all sifu,

I had used a machine to polished my black car, but end up when under the sun i saw alot of swirl and it disaster. anything can help to restore back in lower budget type instead of sending to detailing shop
 

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Dear all sifu,

I had used a machine to polished my black car, but end up when under the sun i saw alot of swirl and it disaster. anything can help to restore back in lower budget type instead of sending to detailing shop
Bro., what machine was used and what pads and products too?
 

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Normal polish machine wit sponge pad and soft 99
Those B&D machines? then I don't think cause by it, could be swirls from improper wash. Now you see the swirls clearer because you polish up the paint.
There are 2 ways to get rid or hide them. There are polishing products with fillers, that hides the swirl, but they will come back after a few car washes.
The other way is to use rotary machine with wool pad and stronger products to cut them away. Firstly, cutting them away means your clear coat becomes thinner and with improper wash these swirls will still come back....:smokin:
Here is a video....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxZtb2qZKDk
 

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If you got money, Chemicalbrothers has this wax which you can hand apply which has fillers. It'll fill 80% of the swirls and hide most of it so it's pretty decent there.
 

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I think TS did it wrongly already, either press too hard on the machine, do it for too long, and/or the sponge/pad is not clean hence got obvious swirl marks now. If not sure how to do, better just go to a detailer.
 

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Those B&D machines? then I don't think cause by it, could be swirls from improper wash. Now you see the swirls clearer because you polish up the paint.
There are 2 ways to get rid or hide them. There are polishing products with fillers, that hides the swirl, but they will come back after a few car washes.
The other way is to use rotary machine with wool pad and stronger products to cut them away. Firstly, cutting them away means your clear coat becomes thinner and with improper wash these swirls will still come back....:smokin:
Here is a video....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxZtb2qZKDk
Yes I'm using the same machine, maybe is I use different pad and different product. Anywhere can I get those compound to get the swirls out?
 

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I think TS did it wrongly already, either press too hard on the machine, do it for too long, and/or the sponge/pad is not clean hence got obvious swirl marks now. If not sure how to do, better just go to a detailer.
I like DIY tat y I would like to try out by myself 1st. Try and error is a everyone need to go thru
 

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I like DIY tat y I would like to try out by myself 1st. Try and error is a everyone need to go thru
Yup I also like DIY as much as I can. If successful, then got special feeling of pride & joy, but yeah often make mistakes also. I personally had done the same also like yours long time back, try to polish my self and end up making haze and swirls on the car due to the reason I mentioned above! :biggrin:
 

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Yes I'm using the same machine, maybe is I use different pad and different product. Anywhere can I get those compound to get the swirls out?
Oh! you have the machine in the video, that is a rotary. In that case bro. 6UE5t may be right and you could have created the swirls. You can get the products from Osren, the products in the video. They are local....:driver:
 

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ya this is the 1st time i try out.... mayb will try out wool pad or other different product
 

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ya this is the 1st time i try out.... mayb will try out wool pad or other different product
Bro., using a rotary have to be careful. too much pressure, going over same area too many times, overheat the paint. If you have cause swirls using foam pads, wool pads can be worse if used wrongly.
Normally to rid swirls need wool pads and some strong products, then foam polishing pads, probably with same products to polish up then with finishing pads with wax.....:driver:
 

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Bro., using a rotary have to be careful. too much pressure, going over same area too many times, overheat the paint. If you have cause swirls using foam pads, wool pads can be worse if used wrongly.
Normally to rid swirls need wool pads and some strong products, then foam polishing pads, probably with same products to polish up then with finishing pads with wax.....:driver:
ok noted....
 

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Normal polish machine wit sponge pad and soft 99
likely your bluecan

1) soft99 created this disaster as that is a high abrasive polisher - alike sandpaper
2) you machine might be underpower or pair with the wrong pad
3) technique or skill handling the polishing process
 

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likely your bluecan

1) soft99 created this disaster as that is a high abrasive polisher - alike sandpaper
2) you machine might be underpower or pair with the wrong pad
3) technique or skill handling the polishing process
Wah! suddenly sifu g88 appears......MIA so long.......:driver: