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      08-15-2013, 12:23 AM   #1

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Polishing white car

Any tips? I'm polishing my AW car hoping to remove "swirl marks" and clean it up before winter comes around. Swirl marks are not as apparent on AW compared to black cars
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      08-15-2013, 08:57 AM   #2

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Clay it first before polishing and after polishing, wipe the whole car down with diluted Isopropyl Alcohol before applying your LSP.
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      08-15-2013, 05:45 PM   #3

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Dealing with a white /light color car is a bit different than a darker one. Imperfections don't show up as dramatic as is on a black car. It is much more difficult to achieve the same look (glossiness and shine) as a fully paint corrected black vehicle.

IMO...Put more focus on the decontamination process. A good wash follow by IronX before claying should be sufficient. There are methods that are more thorough but the process stated above will serve a big majority of the DD well.

Unless your paint is stained or have some major issues, a light to a medium polish will work well. If the defects are not that severe.... a good AIO (Blackfire Total Polish & Seal) will save you a lot of time.

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