Daily Driver Paint Question

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  1. Flynt

    Flynt Veteran Member

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    I need to remove fine scratches and swirl marks in the paint of my daily driver. The car is black and shows the scratches. What product do you recommend to remove the swirl marks and the fine scratches? I have looked on Amazon and at WalMart and the more I look the more confused I become.
     
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    I use Presta Ultra Polish or Presta Step 2. Bought at local automobile paint and body supply store, Its kinda pricey but its pretty good stuff.
    Meguiars Swirl Remover 2.0 is another to consider.
     
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    Both of those seem to be good products. The Presta is higher but it may be a better product.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation.
     
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    An orbital buffer will help to hide the swirls. Use what ever product you like and comes off easy.
     
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    One easy thing that helps black is the spray wax put on after a wash before drying. Turtle wax is what I use. Helps on faded reds too. Easy to use, even smells good. Not a dramatic difference but it does help.
     
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    If you can find a piece of 100% wool, that is the most effective for removing fine scratches on a clear coat.
    Unfortunately they are hard to find since they stopped making them for buffers before the clear coat was used on cars.
    I use an old hat but there are few things better than wool. Its mildly abrasive too, i would guess somewhere between 3000 grit and your hand.
    I once perfected a flat black panel (primer, then matte clear coat) by buffing with soapy water and the palm of my hand! Lol
     
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    Guess I'll start cutting up old Pendleton shirts
     
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    or get some sheep
     
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    Or some old US Navy crackerjack dress blues 100% wool---I would send you mine but I recently donated them to the local VFW to be interred into the deteriorated flag cremation retirement ceremony
     

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