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    Looks great but when I look closeup my car has lot's of feint scratches all over it is that the Black car - soft paint thing? What is best to do with it ? Sorry if this has been asked before.

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    Same boat, bet from say 5 meters away it looks amazing.

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    Yes Tim it does but when you start looking up close (a metre or so away) it is like a feint skating rink. Be nice to try and make it look better and protect it so it doesn't get worse. I washed it really well with turtle wax wash, then dried it, then waxed it with Meguiars cream polish/cleaner. I am not valeter who spends all day but I spent about 3 hours total, it does look superb but it could look better

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    To sort it out you would need to get it machine corrected but would cost about £300 to have it done properly.

    Its caused by washing with sponges and drying with chamois etc.

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    The fine scratches (or swirl marks) are from bad washing techniques. It can be polished out with a good rotary polisher and some good compound but does take a bit of effort.

    Have a look on www.detailingworld.co.uk for some indepth info.

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    Well, i think i would be more than happy with the results you have got there mate!

    My silver one comes up nice, but silver is not the best for bringing out a super shine like the black does.

    But, i know where you're coming from any small imperfection will always annoy!

    Nearly choked when i saw the shop sign in the bottom picture... I thought it said "Magic Boll0cks" for a min!

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    lol - thats not mine, stolen from DW!!



    ^ Thats one of mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobW View Post
    The fine scratches (or swirl marks) are from bad washing techniques. It can be polished out with a good rotary polisher and some good compound but does take a bit of effort.

    Have a look on www.detailingworld.co.uk for some indepth info.
    I know what you mean by swirls but if I'm right he also means almost dent like scratches as well. Only way I can describe it. But it is only on the laquar layer so will still rub out with heap and heaps of elbow grease or a da.

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