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      11-05-2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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Hi guys.

I washed my car for the first time since picking up my e92 and i noticed a light mark (swirl mark w/out the swirl) that was left behind on the trunk lid. I read on other posts that you shouldn't polish your car mroe than twice a year, so I was wondering if you guys can recommend any kind of scratch remover that can be bought at my local auto store (kragens, autozone, etc..). The "scratch" is not deep at all and can only be seen when the light hits it. I'm just a little ocd. I'm thinking the Meguiars Scratch X or 3M scratch remover? Since the car is still brand new I do not want to use anything too abrasive just in case it's not good for the paint.
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Is it a mark like it removed clear coat? Or is it a mark like a scuff that just needs to be buffed out?
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Is it a mark like it removed clear coat? Or is it a mark like a scuff that just needs to be buffed out?
It's like when you have swirl marks b/c you wash your car in a circular motion? This mark is when you wash your car moving back and forth instead of circular. I guess the car wash guys used a rag that was not fully cleaned before they washed my car.

I guess to make it simpler, what would you use on a brand new car that has swirl marks?
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I always wash, clay and wax in a back and forth motion, never in circles. Also, back and forth in the direction of front of the car to back, never side to side.

Anyway, Im a huge fan of Zymol. They have a few products, one of them is a swirl reducer of sorts. Worst case scenario you try a few products. Its not like youll be using a sealant and not be able to get to the mark.
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I always wash, clay and wax in a back and forth motion, never in circles. Also, back and forth in the direction of front of the car to back, never side to side.

Anyway, Im a huge fan of Zymol. They have a few products, one of them is a swirl reducer of sorts. Worst case scenario you try a few products. Its not like youll be using a sealant and not be able to get to the mark.
Yeah I'm just gonna got o autozone and take a look and see what they got. I'm driving my commuter for a few days anyway so i have time. thanks for the info.
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NP, good luck with that and report back with what you find works for you. Im sure others could use the same advice from your experience.
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