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Swirls are a HUGE pain.

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Old 07-07-2012, 12:12 AM
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Angry Swirls are a HUGE pain.

The swirl marks on my monte are just driving me up the walls!
Dispite the car's gloss, at night its the worst. Any light that hits it looks like spider webs.

Still waiting on some extra funds to spend on a DA; plan on buying a decent supply of the meguiars professional paint correction products and just go all out on it.

Has anyone with the 2004 monte's have a similar problem?
 
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:21 AM
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This works best for swirls imo

http://www.casherspbe.com/product_p/3m-ump.htm
 

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Old 07-07-2012, 12:59 AM
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I took my monte to a local detail shop and they got mine out
 
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:27 AM
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I use the Mother's three step process on the Deuce.
1) pre wax cleaner
2) pure polish
3) pure carbuania wax

Hard work the 1st time but well worth it
 
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:01 AM
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I like to call that diso (dealer installed swirl option) as most times when they get a used car in the detail it, 90% of the time that ends in swirls...due to the products,pads and technique they use to get it done and out the door ASAP to be sold
 
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:48 AM
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I would have it professionally detailed first and then keep it up from there. It will be quick and easy for a pro.
 
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I took mine for gas last night (just finished getting some parts painted on it). When I was directly under the LED lights I noticed my whole roof was nothing but fine swirls... Honestly, during the day and even at night under most lights I've NEVER been able to see them unless I'm right on top of the car - but the LEDs made them stand out bad. Can't do anything to the car for a while though thanks to the new paint.

You can try using some Meguiars Swirl X until you get a good buffer.
 

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I hate swirls too my trunk seems to be the worst for them and my hood. Most likely I'll do as was suggested and take it and get it profesionally doen and just upkeep it from there.
 
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Originally Posted by 03JGMonte View Post
Mike - I notice it says "works great on dark colored vehicles." Would it be as good on my white Monte? The swirl marks have been there for two years (since I bought the car) and NOTHING seems to work well. The paint gets glossier and cleaner-looking, but I can still see swirls in the sunlight. Would it be worth the $35.00 to buy this for my white car?
 
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Originally Posted by Possum View Post
Mike - I notice it says "works great on dark colored vehicles." Would it be as good on my white Monte? The swirl marks have been there for two years (since I bought the car) and NOTHING seems to work well. The paint gets glossier and cleaner-looking, but I can still see swirls in the sunlight. Would it be worth the $35.00 to buy this for my white car?
They say that because some polishes can actually make their own swirls on dark cars. It would work fine or your car but for best results, you'd want to use a good buffer.
 

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