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    hi guys i've got an E36 318IS in AVUS BLUE it polishes up a treat but i still have the issue of swirls, i've been looking through some of the threads on here and looking at the pictures and the results are amazing, how can i get my car gleaming and swirl free, i know its goona take time and elbow grease any tips on techniques and products/equiptment to use?
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    Frankly, from what I have read (I'm about to buy a Rotary machine buffer) then machine polishing with the right pad and the right polish is the best way by miles. You can do it by hand but it's incredibly labour intensive.

    If admin don't mind....

    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/index.php#

    Excellent site.
     
     

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    I tried for ages trying to eliminate swirls by hand but you just can't generate the heat needed

    Safest option for a novice (like I am) is to buy a dual action polisher, mine went straight away using one of those

    I used a kestral das 6 pro with sonus pads and polishes, best thing I've ever bought for the car!
     
     

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    You can't remove swirls by hand,

    You need a machine polisher, there are two types rotary or dual action

    There are products you can buy to hide swirls, like poor boys black hole
     
     

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    Get a cheap rotary polisher, a variety of pads and some cutting/finishing compound..

    A hard day's work and you will be swirl free
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    All you wanna do is buff it with a hard sponge head, finishing compound as its very fine but will remove swirls no problem but anythin deeper you will need g3, so after you gone over it with finishing compound with the buffer polish it. id wax it aswell.


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    cheers for all the advice guys i'll go and scour ebay for a machine polisher then cheers again
     
     

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    I paid £150 for mine which is a bluepoint one with speed control, but you can get much cheaper ones than that like cp im not sure how much that make is but i use it at work alot and i cant fault it at all and its light which is a good thing when your buffing alday long lol.


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    Don't know what your budget is but if you are looking for a decent machine then this is the one to get http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_673.html

    This it what we have and it is a great machine, been through 3 Megs G220's so stay away from them

    Neil
     
     

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    yup plus one,

    DAS-6 pro the way to go, very good machine,
     
     

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