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    Best way to rmove swirl marks?

    We tried buffing out the paint a little while back, and it made the blue really stand out better, however there are a lot of visible swirl marks in both quarters. What's the best way to get rid of these?
    Parts Car (Scrapped ) - Vicky - 1987 LTD Crown Victoria: 17x8 Gunmetal Gray Coys C-5 wheels, 235/55-17 Falken Ziex ZE-502 tires. 79 LTD Grille, Taillights, and Turn Signals, Blue LED Dash Lights, PI Rear Sway Bar, 140 MPH Speedometer, Dual Exhaust w/ Mustang Headers.
    New Project: Vicky II - 1981 Ford LTD: 61,XXX miles, virtually rust free. Currently For Sale

    #2
    Re buff, carefully, Buffing is an art and can be screwed up very easily. You can try taking some rubbing compound and rubbing them out by hand as well. I hand rub my car every spring to make the paint deeper.
    "Shakedown"- 1991 Grand Marquis GS Dual exhaust, Magnaflow xl turbos, Rear anti sway bar, Outlaw 1 wheels, 43k miles
    1985 GMC 1500

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      #3
      hand glaze

      that shoul work, if it doesnt rebuff with a foam pad and swirl out, then hand glaze again

      but hand glaze should do it

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        #4
        oh yeah, 2 coats of wax after the hand glaze

        make sure everything you do is in the garage or in the shade

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          #5
          Mother's makes a machine polish called Swirl Mark Remover. I've never used it with a buffer (need to buy a new one) but by hand it's pretty nice. You could try that. Meguiar's has a similar product called SwirlX. I've never used it but meh.

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            #6
            Hey Nick, are you good at buffing paint out?

            I'm not. And I wouldn't mind having a professional do my truck. I hand polished/ waxed it today, and it looks damn good. But for future reference...
            **2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302: 5.0/ 6 spd/ 3.73s, 20K Cruiser
            **2006 MGM,"Ultimate": 4.6/ 2.73/ Dark Tint, Magnaflows, 19s, 98K Daily Driver
            **2012 Harley Davidson Wide Glide (FXDWG):103/ Cobra Speedsters/ Cosmetics, 7K Poseur HD Rider
            **2014 Ram 1500 QCSB Express: 4WD Hemi/ 8spd TF/ 3L92/ Exhaust/ Cosmetics, 42K Truck Duties

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              #7
              I can buff, but I'm not really an expert at it. I have a REALLY terrible buffer at home so I don't get any practice outside of the shop. I wouldn't be comfortable doing a "show" buff on someone else's car. I can do a passable job, but not a show quality job.


              If you need some bodywork/painting done, on the other hand...

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                #8
                Funny you should mention that.

                Next time we get together, I'll have you look at some stuff on the Dodge.
                **2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302: 5.0/ 6 spd/ 3.73s, 20K Cruiser
                **2006 MGM,"Ultimate": 4.6/ 2.73/ Dark Tint, Magnaflows, 19s, 98K Daily Driver
                **2012 Harley Davidson Wide Glide (FXDWG):103/ Cobra Speedsters/ Cosmetics, 7K Poseur HD Rider
                **2014 Ram 1500 QCSB Express: 4WD Hemi/ 8spd TF/ 3L92/ Exhaust/ Cosmetics, 42K Truck Duties

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                  #9
                  thanks for the help guys. I'll try looking for that Mothers stuff, as I have used their products before and I love them. I never knew they made a swirl mark remover.
                  Parts Car (Scrapped ) - Vicky - 1987 LTD Crown Victoria: 17x8 Gunmetal Gray Coys C-5 wheels, 235/55-17 Falken Ziex ZE-502 tires. 79 LTD Grille, Taillights, and Turn Signals, Blue LED Dash Lights, PI Rear Sway Bar, 140 MPH Speedometer, Dual Exhaust w/ Mustang Headers.
                  New Project: Vicky II - 1981 Ford LTD: 61,XXX miles, virtually rust free. Currently For Sale

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                    #10
                    I have managed to get swirl marks out with 3m imperial hand glaze as well, but youll have to do your whole car or it will look funky with one shiny panel. I swear by that stuff, but I am sure the mothers will work well too, they make good stuff.
                    "Shakedown"- 1991 Grand Marquis GS Dual exhaust, Magnaflow xl turbos, Rear anti sway bar, Outlaw 1 wheels, 43k miles
                    1985 GMC 1500

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                      #11
                      I use Gliptone polish/wax/glaze and by hand only. Awesome products.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by jayh View Post
                        make sure everything you do is in the garage or in the shade
                        +1. In bright sunlight, even "streakless" wax will streak...


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