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Old Apr 3, 2009, 12:37 AM   #1
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getting rid of swirl marks on black!

I bought my evo from a friend a while back with low miles,but it has swirl marks that kill me!!Especially on a black car you can see them miles away!What would be the best way to buff them out with out leaving the paint with the blurry swirls from the buffer?What is the best products and/or machine/hand technique.I have searched this many times but always get info based on someone trying to sell something.Im lookinf for a honest "no commision" answer.Thanks guys!!
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If they are going to change to hybrid i hope they dont call it an Evo; that would be blasphemous. I dont want my car being associated with some metrosexual weenie mobile with narrow donut tires and an exhaust note like a wet queef.{thumbdwn} **** you:mitsu:
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Old Apr 3, 2009, 12:45 AM   #2
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Go to auto zone and buy the black box from Turtle Wax, or they might have it at other places as well. Its amazing and its only for black cars. I used it on my EVO and all the swirls went away and left a amazing finish and shine. Definetly buy the black box you will be satisfied.
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the best way to get the stuff out is invest in a porter cable or flex xc3401 and get yourself some good polishes, search the forums.

I believe your best bet will be to pick up some Menzerna and take care of the job, not a glaze that will fill your paint, glazes do have their place but correct the paint with some solid polishes and a nice wax or sealant.

1. Wash the car
2. clay the car
3. from the sound of it you will need a 2 step polish
3. last step (wax or sealant)

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I have a black car too...the swirl marks are pain!

I got terrific results with Menzerna Intensive Polish w/Orange pad followed by Menzerna Micro polish w/White Pad. At that point, all the swirls and scratches were completely gone and I could have stopped, but I did a quick pass with P085RD w/Blue pad which gave the car an incredibly deep gloss. I used a Makita rotary (until it keeled over and died on me) & a Flex 3401. I followed up with 2 coats of Menzerna FMJ (applied by hand w/a microfiber applicator pad), which is a brilliant, long-lasting sealant.

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where could i buy these products other then the internet??i live in sd is there any retail chains that have it that i might find in my area??
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I have a black car too...the swirl marks are pain!

I got terrific results with Menzerna Intensive Polish w/Orange pad followed by Menzerna Micro polish w/White Pad. At that point, all the swirls and scratches were completely gone and I could have stopped, but I did a quick pass with P085RD w/Blue pad which gave the car an incredibly deep gloss. I used a Makita rotary (until it keeled over and died on me) & a Flex 3401. I followed up with 2 coats of Menzerna FMJ (applied by hand w/a microfiber applicator pad), which is a brilliant, long-lasting sealant.

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what car did you use this comdo on?? my car is an 06 evo the intensive polish isnt too abbrasive is it?
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My electric blue evo needs a real good polish since it has been sitting and collecting dust for the past 2 years. Can anyone chime in to let me know what products I need exactly to perform this and maybe a how-to? I need to remove swirl marks and gunk.
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you need a really great wash,probaly a clay bar, and the mazerna polish/wax posted above
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You'll need a lot of nice, expensive products....or just contact a good detailer in your area. Probably the best bang for your buck that way, plus you wont be in a whole bunch of pain after the ordeal....he will .
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Save you monies and buy a lot of detailing crap then .
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Klasse. Its the best out there. Easy to use and it works great on black cars, with the help form a clay bar
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Klasse. Its the best out there. Easy to use and it works great on black cars, with the help form a clay bar
Klasse AIO will not remove swirl marks. It's a chemical cleaning polish; it has no abrasive in it. Only the pad being use the car would be doing and cutting while polishing. A clay bar would remove surface contaminants and Klasse AIO would indeed further assist in removing more, but swirl marks and marring in the paint wont be addressed all too well.

That being said, Klasses AIO is still an incredible asset in ones collection for cleaning grime off surfaces. I use it almost religiously on windows when a glass cleaner isn't enough.
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what car did you use this comdo on?? my car is an 06 evo the intensive polish isnt too abbrasive is it?
I used it on my '08 Lancer, so that process was used on soft Japanese paint - will work perfectly for your Evo as well.
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Save you monies and buy a lot of detailing crap then .
Then, after you have a lot of detailing crap, you realize its become an addiction and just keep buying more
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