Removing Swirl Marks Black Paint

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Yeahhluke
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Removing Swirl Marks Black Paint

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Best way to do this anyone? Products used?

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Will need cutting compounds and pads.

Most original vag paint is hard, so depending on the defects you may need to be aggressive.

Have you got a DA or Rotary?
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By hand unfortunalty :?
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Depending on the depth of the swirls you'll be hard pushed to remove them by hand. As an alternative you can fill them temporaraly with a glaze such as poorboys black hole which is excellent for black paint. Seal it with some decent hard wax and that should improve the finish and hide some of the lighter swirls.

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Cheers ill give that a go! ive always heard good reveiws and want to try the poorboys range so this will give me an excuse :D
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1200/1600 grit paper depending on how bad it is - WET application

Buff with coarse compound (3m fast cut - greentop)

Polish off with 3m bluetop (ultrafina)

then polish again with normal polish if you wish
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greypolo9n3 wrote:1200/1600 grit paper depending on how bad it is - WET application

Buff with coarse compound (3m fast cut - greentop)

Polish off with 3m bluetop (ultrafina)

then polish again with normal polish if you wish
Pretty bad advice tbh.

Why would you suggest methods that would sacrifice clearcoat when there are much better n safer methods.

Also 3m blue is not enough to remove the marring from FCP,
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aarongti wrote:
greypolo9n3 wrote:1200/1600 grit paper depending on how bad it is - WET application

Buff with coarse compound (3m fast cut - greentop)

Polish off with 3m bluetop (ultrafina)

then polish again with normal polish if you wish
Pretty bad advice tbh.

Why would you suggest methods that would sacrifice clearcoat when there are much better n safer methods.

Also 3m blue is not enough to remove the marring from FCP,
Its how any bodyshop would do it unless a respray is needed
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Exactly.. Bodyshops are bodyshops not detailers.
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aarongti wrote:Exactly.. Bodyshops are bodyshops not detailers.
So how would you do it
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Start off with a medium polish on a soft polishing pad in a rotary.
Megs 105 on a 3M polishing pad. If results are found then continue with this combo.
If more aggression is needed same polish but step up to firmer pad or even wool or microfiber pad (DA only).

Then refine on soft finishing pad with Megs 205.

Be sure to take paint readings in all areas and monitor clearcoat removal rates.

A swirl free finish should then hopefully be yielded.

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A nice gloss should appear also.

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Gtechniq P1 and their double sided applicator is worth a look if you need to remove light/medium swirls by hand.
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aarongti wrote:Start off with a medium polish on a soft polishing pad in a rotary.
Megs 105 on a 3M polishing pad. If results are found then continue with this combo.
If more aggression is needed same polish but step up to firmer pad or even wool or microfiber pad (DA only).

Then refine on soft finishing pad with Megs 205.

Be sure to take paint readings in all areas and monitor clearcoat removal rates.

A swirl free finish should then hopefully be yielded.

Image

A nice gloss should appear also.

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Mine will be like that one day :D
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