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    Anybody suggest the best (reasonably priced) swirl mark remover? Car isn't bad on the bodywork but the bonnets quite a mess. I'm also looking for a polish that gives the car a great shine. I've got Autoglym that i've still to try though.......

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    for a GREAT shine on mine, Big Phil used 'Nattys Blue' solid polish on mine... IT GLEAMS

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    Sounds quite good. I got some ArmorAll shampoo that has carnauba wax in it and it doesn't need polished after washing with it, but like most people i love a shiney car.

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    It's rewarding on a black car, really catches the eye, I had a Cavalier Diplomat in Nighfire I think it was called, Met Black one shade off Grey, sadly it's one i have no pictures of, but it really looked the part when polished, and it had the air shocks so I could pump the back up

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    Right, call me stupid, but everyone raves about what polish to use.

    But,

    Whats the best thing to apply it with, not all of us are lucky enough to have a Porter Cable, and judging by the price of them, it will be some time before i can afford one.

    I have a load of the polishing cloth you get in Halfords, is that ok to apply it with, or is it too harsh??

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    Have a look on www.detailingworld.com there you will get a good idea what to use.

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    meguairs applicator pads.. readily available in Halfrauds and usually cheaper online ( beware of p+p costs )

    decent microfibre to remove the polish / product is mandatory aswell ..

    a definative swirl remover is hard to name, as different products work better ondifferent colours / makes of paint etc ..

    but the detailingworld place will give you more than enough ideas to achieve that gleaming finish ( I can actually make a silver car glint / shine etc )

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    Quote Originally Posted by bailes1992 View Post
    Try Autoglym Super Resin Polish and then Megs NXT Wax as they both contain fillers!
    took the words out of my mouth

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    Autoglym super resin is also good as it contains a paint cleaner as well as a polish. Most folk not in the know leave it there, but you should follow this up with a good wax. Nattys blue is cheap enough, about £10-15 a tub, the tubs lasts ages and its ideal for dark cars.

    removing swirls without a mechanical polisher is hard work and you will probably do more harm than good. You dont really remove the swirls (which are infact very minor scratches) you just smooth around them so they dont stand out. The nature of swirls is that they are spread out over a large area, so thats alot of laquer to rub off by hand, and by doing by hand you can easily remove too much. Swirl removers designed for mechanical polishers work by slowly disappearing as they do their job, thereby you can be sure that you cur the paint evenly.

    Your best just trying to hide them and build up a really good shine to take the eye away from them. Try the megs stages 1 and 2 and then a decent wax on top for starters. Also, try using a clay bar first, as this really does add to the "sheen" of the shine.
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    I have just used the 3 stage megs stuff - Paint repair (this removes the majority of swirls), the polish and to finish it off, the carnuba wax - after 3-4 hours of hard work, it all paid off with minimal swirls and a fantastic shine

    at the time halfords were doing 3 for the price of two as well, so all in a good deal

    be sure to use a decent wash mitt and good quality cloths for the application and removal of the polishes and waxes etc.

    HTH

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