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    I bought a bottle of T-cut colour fast from Halfords to get some of the minor scratches out of my gorgeous black sapphire vectra. The finish seemed to be pretty good so I did the whole car. I then saw it in direct sunlight today, and it looks ****. The whole thing is just covered in swirl marks which pick up the sun really easily and it just looks really smeary.

    On the bottle it said the product was suitable for all paint types, including pearescent, yet it's completely screwed everything. Anyone got any ideas for me? Should I get in touch with the manufacturer to challenge what they advertise?

    Can someone please recommend a decent polish to repair the damage that T-cut has done.

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    Try Megs 3 stage is very good for getting a good finish, the paint cleaner will remove any imperfections and some of the swirls and the polish will effectively hide them, before applying the wax to prtect your hard work. It does take a while and really aches after a while but the results speak for themselves. To get rid of the swirls however I recommend a proffesional. They'll measure your paint thickness and PC it to remove the swirls.

    Also what did you use to polish? Sometimes it can be the clothes etc? I used to get really bad swirls and mirroring from my drying cloth.

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    Try megs scratch x its finer than t-cut,but remember to wax/seal the paint afterwards to maintain the shine.
    Last edited by tyreman; 11th August 2007 at 22:36. Reason: spelling

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    Just do a top coat of normal polish but apply it in up & down straight lines and the swirls will go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty J CDTI View Post

    Also what did you use to polish? Sometimes it can be the clothes etc? I used to get really bad swirls and mirroring from my drying cloth.
    A good point well made. If a cloth doesnt scratch a cd then its safe for your paintwork.

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    Personally I always use Autoglym SRP.
    Also I recently read one of the guys on DW has done a few tests and reckons its one of the best "by hand" polishes for removing/filling scratches.
    HTH

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    If you did it by hand I wouldn`t think you have dasmaged the paint with the product, probably either left residue on the car, or being cleaner now you can see the swirls which were always there. Only real solution is to get someone to PC the car for you, must be a member close by who want`s to show off there deswirling skills. Black is the worst for swirls, my brand new Astra VXR was covered in them !!

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    You need a dull day, black is one of those colours that will show smear and swirl marks ans the sun makes it worse, and don't use mutton cloth, it seems to add to the problem.

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    i found that on my black vec that zymol cleaner wax is very gud, but i put it on by hand, btr finish an i used micro fibre clothes, if i want to give it a quick wax i jus meguirs nxt spray wax, can do the car in bout 15 mins, again using micro fibre clothes.

    jus waxed it yesterday wi the zymol, think it came out ok, heres couple of pics..

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    thats rubbish you left loads of smears.... they look like people lol!! Nah serious shiny car mate top job ( runs to shop to get Zymol!)

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