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08-29-2012 08:27 PM
lanting90 Exactly why private detailers get good buisness from the wealthy.
08-08-2012 06:24 PM
MattZX3
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Originally Posted by RonMaiden View Post
Gotcha',I don't think I took direct sunlight pics but that was back in early June and since just from washing I do have a little swirling happening as of now but it's so hard to prevent that and will get clayed and polished next spring. The paint was less than 6 weeks old when I clayed it so it was pretty swirl free at that point but it's nearly imposssible to keep it perfect with real world driving and several washes a month.
Its 100% possible to keep the paint perfect with real world driving and several washes a month. Proper care and it will look just like mine. That photo was taken a month ago, and the last time the car was cut/polished was in march.

ANY car off the dealers lot will have swirls and rids. Ive seen Lamborghini's and Ferrari's have defects from the dealer lot.
08-08-2012 10:48 AM
RonMaiden Gotcha',I don't think I took direct sunlight pics but that was back in early June and since just from washing I do have a little swirling happening as of now but it's so hard to prevent that and will get clayed and polished next spring. The paint was less than 6 weeks old when I clayed it so it was pretty swirl free at that point but it's nearly imposssible to keep it perfect with real world driving and several washes a month.
08-08-2012 02:04 AM
lyonsroar ^ really wanted to post that exact thing but being that I've been called a "know it all" I held my tongue.

But you're 100% right.
08-07-2012 11:37 PM
MattZX3 ^^^

Thats not direct sunlight...



^^ that is direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will normally show MOST major and minor imperfections.

Aka.. your car most likely has swirls on it if all you did was clay and wax. Clay in itself will cause minor micro-marring..
08-06-2012 11:22 PM
RonMaiden





08-06-2012 11:16 PM
MattZX3
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polishing compound might be too harsh, maybe use a less aggressive polish. You could also take some pictures and post them and we can see what the paint looks like
meguiars polishing compound is some of the least abrasive polish on the market.

Also, show some direct sunlight shots of that red focus....
08-06-2012 05:01 PM
darkangelism polishing compound might be too harsh, maybe use a less aggressive polish. You could also take some pictures and post them and we can see what the paint looks like
08-06-2012 11:48 AM
lyonsroar If your car was prepped by your dealer you have swirls and marring already.

I would polish it out...

Tech Wax is a mediocre product at best. There's much better stuff out there.
08-06-2012 10:31 AM
Cobb_Web Hey thanks for the tip man. Ill just stick to clay and wax this go around, and save the polish for another time.
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