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      06-02-2013, 03:09 PM   #23
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You do have marring. The second picture shows it best. Most likely they are from claying base on the direction of the micro scratches. It is somewhat expected for Jet Black. A little polishing with a DA would fix that easily.
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      06-02-2013, 03:22 PM   #24
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You do have marring. The second picture shows it best. Most likely they are from claying base on the direction of the micro scratches. It is somewhat expected for Jet Black. A little polishing with a DA would fix that easily.
Foam pad right? Cuz I go to autozone n they like what? Foam pad?
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I assume you are doing this with a machine. Right?
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      06-03-2013, 01:27 AM   #27
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park it outside in the sunlight and look directly into where the sun is reflected off of the paint, thats where the swirls are hiding
+1 Try looking at it at different angles directly into where the sun is reflecting as well.

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Jet black and no swirls? lol, look harder
+1 I detail cars professionally... I have a Jet Black 08 E90, I have swirls... LOL =PWell its a daily, so no point of making it swirl-less...

The second picture scratch looks kinda deep, see if you can catch it with your finger nail, if you can... I'm sorry, but that's gone, not much you can do about it.

For the smaller scratches, try Meguiars M205 with the Lake Country Orange Foam Pad and see how it goes, if you feel like it might cut too much with the Orange pad, try the Red pad before you start with the Orange. Its better to start with less abrasive to more just to avoid more work than necessary. With detailing, to be honest sometimes it trial and error, we don't really know deep the scratches are until we actually work on it. If M205 doesn't remove it, you might have to go more abrasive like M105 with the Orange Pad.
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park it outside in the sunlight and look directly into where the sun is reflected off of the paint, thats where the swirls are hiding
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For the smaller scratches, try Meguiars M205 with the Lake Country Orange Foam Pad and see how it goes, if you feel like it might cut too much with the Orange pad, try the Red pad before you start with the Orange. Its better to start with less abrasive to more just to avoid more work than necessary. With detailing, to be honest sometimes it trial and error, we don't really know deep the scratches are until we actually work on it. If M205 doesn't remove it, you might have to go more abrasive like M105 with the Orange Pad.
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      06-04-2013, 11:47 AM   #29
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You clayed the wheel well?

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      06-04-2013, 11:52 AM   #30
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Me too, I clayed my car like a year ago and really liked the results. The kit I bought was the one that comes with the liquid wax you add after the clay. Im thinking about doing it again this year. It takes about an hour to do the whole car.
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Lol meaning the fender around the wheels poor use in words haha
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+1 I detail cars professionally... I have a Jet Black 08 E90, I have swirls... LOL =PWell its a daily, so no point of making it swirl-less...

The second picture scratch looks kinda deep, see if you can catch it with your finger nail, if you can... I'm sorry, but that's gone, not much you can do about it.

For the smaller scratches, try Meguiars M205 with the Lake Country Orange Foam Pad and see how it goes, if you feel like it might cut too much with the Orange pad, try the Red pad before you start with the Orange. Its better to start with less abrasive to more just to avoid more work than necessary. With detailing, to be honest sometimes it trial and error, we don't really know deep the scratches are until we actually work on it. If M205 doesn't remove it, you might have to go more abrasive like M105 with the Orange Pad.

Id just do white pad + 205 on the whole car. from the pics it only needs a good final polish than sealent + wax.
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Is there a place I can go buy them lol not online and wait?
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