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Unread 04-09-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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Worst swirl marks ever!

OK, lets hear some good UNBIASED ideas on removing swirl marks from a black finish....I've been researching for an hour and all I can find is people trying to sell their products. I need real life experienced ideas! My Jeep is covered in the worst swirl marks ever, I think my ex-wife dried it with 80 grit sandpaper. Thanks dudes

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Unread 04-09-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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Buff it out brother.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 10:55 AM   #3
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find a product by Meguires called "Liquid Ebony". When I worked in body shops many years ago, we used it for all the dark colored , clearcoat finishes. Black by its nature will show every defect, smear, and swirl.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 11:51 AM   #4
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What kind of tools do you have to work with? How much effort are you willing to put into it? If you have a DS random orbital buffer and some good pads you can probably buff most of them out, with the right polishes. If you really just want a quick fix, then probably the Meg's Liquid ebony would be your cheapest/easiest route... Meg's makes good stuff. Wash it with Dawn, clay bar it and then proceed with your swirl removal process... Meg's 3 step is good too, works well on black, but it ain't easy.... Although, Jeeps don't have that much paint, so it wouldn't be too bad.
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