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    Anyone else notice their pearescent paint getting a "smeary" look to it in direct light?

    My Veccy is sapphire black and when it's clean it always looks like it's got smears on it when in direct sun or artificial light. I've only ever used T-cut colourfast and turtle wax on it, which I know are safe on pearescent paint.

    Anyone else notice this problem or know what causes it? It's a real shame as I love the sapphire black but it only seems to look good when it's cloudy or in shade!

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    tcut colourfast is a touch too abrasive for regular use..you are actaully damaging the clearcoat and may be introducing swirl marks with it's use.. have you ever tried the meguairs range avaliable from halfords, much much better stuff..

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    Thanks for that, I've used T-cut a couple of times but I'll stop now and find something better.

    I've heard a lot about claying, will that do a decent job of removing swirl marks on its own or do you need to use it along with something else?

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    claying won't get out swirl marks, you'll need to either use a 'PC' and fine grade polishes to remove them, or use some 'nattys blue' to help disguise them...it works wonders on dark cars....

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    the least abrasive polish i have used is autoglym super high gloss,, its clear like water no way it could cause any abrasion ,,leave it on as long as pos but dont apply in direct sunlight as with most other polishes, really is good stuff usually used after autoglym super resin,,,i have in the past tried many polishes for exhibitions and showrooms,,,,some even allowed you to apply on wet cars none done it for me ....what are you using to apply and take off your polish with some cloths can be contaminated,, i do see ,,well quite alot of people after the religious sunday polishing driving about thinking there car is looking good only to find in the sun loads of swirls,,,,,,,i have never left any swirls whether with scratching or polish residue,,,,one tip though dont use there glass polish,, will mist your windows for months....

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    The megs DCI,DC2 and DC3 is a great way to introduce you to some "proper" car care products. And Megs NXT wax is a good way to start to "hide" minor swirls.

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    DNS i used the black colour fast yesterday to get rid of a few small scratches. And i did notice the bad smudgeing. I never seen this before with Meg's polish. So i put it down to colour fast. It's quite good for the scratch's but i would not use it as a polish. I'll stick to the Meg's.

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