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Old 05-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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My '03 Cobra has swirls in it. What would you guys reccomend to remove these and make it look just spectacular? Black paint is a pain, and I'm used to silver with my old Trans Am.
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Depending on how bad the the swirls are I would recommend some clay bar action,polish and a hand wax with all name brand products of your choice first.If that doesn't help then go with a machine polish.
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Depending on how bad the the swirls are I would recommend some clay bar action,polish and a hand wax with all name brand products of your choice first.If that doesn't help then go with a machine polish.
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Depending on how bad the the swirls are I would recommend some clay bar action,polish and a hand wax with all name brand products of your choice first.If that doesn't help then go with a machine polish.
What is this machine polish you speak of? Do I need to take it somewhere?
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Well if you don't mind investing $200+ in a polisher (which are simple to use) you can go that route. Otherwise you can take it to a shop which most of the time will charge you a arm and a leg.Do you any friends into detailing that could give you some guidance?

One more thing......DO NOT BUT A CHEAP ORBITAL POLISHER FROM WALMART OR ANY OTHER PLACE,THEY ARE A HUGE WASTE OF MONEY.
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Well if you don't mind investing $200+ in a polisher (which are simple to use) you can go that route. Otherwise you can take it to a shop which most of the time will charge you a arm and a leg.Do you any friends into detailing that could give you some guidance?

One more thing......DO NOT BUT A CHEAP ORBITAL POLISHER FROM WALMART OR ANY OTHER PLACE,THEY ARE A HUGE WASTE OF MONEY.
Oh no, that's what I bought. I haven't used it yet though, got it at autozone. Will it mess up my paint? I don't know much about cars really, and I don't know much about polishing or waxing either. In the past I just paid someone to do the work. Everything that was done to my old TA I just took it to a shop and then paid the bill. I am trying to learn though.
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You can use that orbital from A.Z. But it just takes alot of effort and is not worth the time or money.
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Re: Polishing black paint

well it depends on how bad the paint it, it may need buffing and might need to be cut (clear coat removed) depending~ I would take it to a professional that has a good reputation ( a real professional ) and let them see what it needs. Doing it by hand is possible but it might take FOREVER

of course once you get it nice the key is to KEEP IT THAT WAY you must be VERY Careful with a black car or swirls will come right back.
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