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    This is what I was faced with after a wash with Megs Gold Class and Towel Dry.....



    Look at those swirls......



    What a task I had to take on.....

    More pics in the next post of the results.....

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    cant see to many swirls from those piccies...to shiny and bright

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    Got my mucky paws on some Scratch X from Halfords and got stuck in....
    ps.... Halfords have the 1L of Autoglym Resin Polish on offer for £11.

    Also dug out the Electric Buffer that I forgot I had....

    Here are the results.....

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    very very nice mate, next time you are in nottm fancy doing mine ???
    Midlands Mod Shop - NFFC.

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    oooooooo the car changed colour ......looks like lightening silver in the first two lol ........has come up real good ,well worth the effort

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    THe grotty shiny bits are the swirls that covered it from roof to sills. Took about 6 hours (inbetween the hail showers) to get get it back to that condition.
    Made up now tho - and that Scratch X is a b*gger to apply by hand - I gave up after 10 mins and used the machine.

    Just waiting for it to p*ss down again on my nice clean, almost entirely swirl free paintwork!

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    Great result there andrew,top job................

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    now have arms like Popeye and my back is killing me - but at least its worth it, seeing it shining like a new car!

    Could almost swim in that blue.....


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    good job there andrew mate well done,im needing to get my car "de swirled" its black and shows up every little blemish!

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    Told you it was a pig to do by hand. If you let it dry too much and are doing it by hand, you may as well resort to a chisel to get the dried Srcatch X off.

    As an aside, and was discussed in your earlier thread, I tried Autoglym SRP (super resin polish) but still have swirl marks after 5 goes at one area.

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