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Old 09-14-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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I have a black 2011 mustang and i will be going to a car show on oct 12. My paint doesnt look new and has alot of swirl marks now. I would like to know what kinf of wax do you guys use to make the pai t look brand new again. Links of product would be helpful aswell ty
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For swirl marks wax won't do anything. You need polish, and a machine polisher would help a lot. Meguiars ultimate polish is pretty good for the price, and for a polisher get a DA, like a Porter Cable or Flex polisher.
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A good way to prevent swirls is to change your washing methods. What is your washing process?
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A good way to prevent swirls is to change your washing methods. What is your washing process?
i use a sponge to wash the car and towels that you use for when you get out the shower. Thats about it

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For swirl marks wax won't do anything. You need polish, and a machine polisher would help a lot. Meguiars ultimate polish is pretty good for the price, and for a polisher get a DA, like a Porter Cable or Flex polisher.
Ok thanks. Ill look into that. Anything esle i need othet than polish? Its my first time detailing my car. I usually just wash and dry the car
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i use a sponge to wash the car and towels that you use for when you get out the shower. Thats about it

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Ok thanks. Ill look into that. Anything esle i need othet than polish? Its my first time detailing my car. I usually just wash and dry the car
never again...this will cause more swirls then anything...
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never again...this will cause more swirls then anything...
And don't use a sponge.. Worst washing thing
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You got a bad color if you aren't currently familiar with how to best take care of it. That being said, there are a bunch of very detailed threads concerning detailing. I would check them out and then proceed with caution. Good luck!
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i use a sponge to wash the car and towels that you use for when you get out the shower. Thats about it

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Ok thanks. Ill look into that. Anything esle i need othet than polish? Its my first time detailing my car. I usually just wash and dry the car
You need some help brother..........read this....twice.

Car Wash Guide, Car Wash how to - easy steps to shampoo and dry your vehicle using paint-safe mitts and towels, plus sponges, the Grit Guard and
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Grit Gaurd is a life saver!!! Even if you don't want to do the 2 bucket method get a grit guard it's the best $19 you'll ever spend. The amount of dirt it traps on the bottom of the bucket is incredible. Terry Cotton is ok but make sure the towels are clean.

Also for the most absorbency don't wash/dry your towels with fabric softener.
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Autogeek.net, this site has all the information you could want on every topic of car care.
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Autogeek.net, this site has all the information you could want on every topic of car care.
This ^^ AGO is the best website on the internet for detailing. You can see everything from shops detailing million dollar cars, to Mike Phillips making incredible youtube videos explaining the basics. I can spend hours on this site, and continue to learn new info about different techniques, products, etc.

Detailing is a just as big of a part of cars as hobby, as exterior, performance etc. You can do as much or as little as you want.

The new DA (dual action) orbital polishers are pretty dummy-proof, so that may be a good option to achieve above average results, with less than average experience.

Good luck!
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