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    gave my car its 1st wash today and noticed its covered in small scratches and swirl marks that look to have been caused by the brushes on those drive through car washes, is there any way to get rid of them without spending a fortune on a professional detailer?

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    yes,

    spend a fortune on detailing items................................

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    not quite the answer i was hoping for

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    seriously though mate,

    1st dont take your car through the car wash (big no.no)

    2nd you can either pay to have it done proffessionaly ..............

    find a nice mate to do it for you.......

    or you can buy the kit to do it yourself..........


    you can buy polish and glazes that will fill and mask the swirls...............

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    i,ve never been through a car wash in my life
    its the previous owner who,s been the lazy sod, can you point me in the direction of some of the polish etc i might need, its just when i picked it up on saturday the couple of scratches i pointed out had been covered up but as soon as i washed it today they reapeared, will this always happen?

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    autoglym super resin polish is good at filling in

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonvectrac View Post
    autoglym super resin polish is good at filling in
    as above, also if you have a dark car black hole is extremely good..........

    but once you have filled them, you need a good sealent to keep it there

    fk1000 is my personal favourite ...............

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    cheers fella,s off for a look now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimo72 View Post
    as above, also if you have a dark car black hole is extremely good..........

    but once you have filled them, you need a good sealent to keep it there

    fk1000 is my personal favourite ...............


    super resin polish if it's not.

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    I just spent a whole day putting that to rights on mine. I did this without a dual action sander just manual grunt and I still have probably 5% coverage of swirls left from the 100% coverage it had had before.

    These machines are so brutal on paintwork!

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