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      07-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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How to remove these swirls (pic inside)

So I washed my car today and noticed an etch mark. I grab my 3M rubbing compound that I've used so many times before on etch marks and scratches and somehow managed to cause this swirl/scratch it must of been from something I was dragging as I was trying to remove it. You have to look closely it's in a circular motion (about 4 circles).

I swear I hate 3M rc it's so weak never gets anything off and now I have this etch mark AND these marks.

Any way to get this off? I don't have an orbital polisher or anything. Would have to be by hand.

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If it had to be done by hand try something that's less aggressive than a rubbing compound so it finishes down nicer.

If you want something that's easy to find and can be picked up anywhere maybe try scratchX and see if it clears it up. Hit the area with the compound and then try cleaning it up with the scratchx.
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so you want those taken care of, but what about the rest of the car? swirling to the left as well...

hit up dave with street dreams, or detailersdomain.com

^^^^^dont know if those guys are close or not
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definitely give Dave or Phil a call, they will take care of it. If they are busy, I maybe be able to help you out.

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so you want those taken care of, but what about the rest of the car? swirling to the left as well...

hit up dave with street dreams, or detailersdomain.com

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definitely give Dave or Phil a call, they will take care of it. If they are busy, I maybe be able to help you out.
I had my car detailed at Detailers Domain a little over a month ago. Every car has swirls I'm just dealing with a particularly annoying one I did by mistake.
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if you're look to tackle this yourself, you can purchase this kit this weekend at Detailer's Domain Adams Clinic and save $$, also learn hands on a polishers. event is 7/14 9 am - 1 pm


http://www.detailersdomain.com/Griot...Kit_p_704.html
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