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    I consider myself somewhat of a perfectionist and am becoming some what of detailer in my own right.

    I just saw this video and i just think its all wrong!



    If anyone can tell me otherwise I will greatfully appreciate it as I just cant believe someone will present this as an instructional video... youtube or not!

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    Ah man i just watched it again to try and understand it... it just can't be wax.... polish yes maybe, wax no! also paint doesnt oxidise does it? thats why its there as protection for the metal underneath right? don't use circular motions... what the deuce???

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    there doesnt seem to be anything wrong with the advice given. the wax he was using was a 'cleaner wax' which is a polish and wax/sealent in one.

    you should try to use straight motions to reduce swirl marks.

    where it mentions oxidised paint its where the paint reacts with the air and the paint looks dull. this tends to be only on the older paint finishes most often seen in red paints. paints with a clearcoat finish doesnt tend to oxidise.

    have a look at these. these are really good instructional videos http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...ek-advice.html
     
     

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    thanks, and that link is fantastic... guess i was just thinking of carnauba wax that i use after polishing

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    OMG how sexy is that car!!! I'm so swapping my E46 for one!

    The part about rubbing in straight lines is COMPLETELY wrong though. Swirl marks are caused by dirt / rough cloths being dragged across the paint. If the cloth is soft and clean, with the right amount of product on, surely its not going to leave any swirl marks??

    IIRC most hand products say to apply in small circular motions?
    And what about machine polishers? They dont leave swirls.

    Further more if you are only rubbing the product one way, surely it isnt going to work into the existing swirls as well?
     
     

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    Thats what I was thinking...

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    Swirl marks are caused by doing something wrong, for example washing with a sponge or using one of those leather drying cloths / a water blade. Or they are caused by dragging dirt across your paint. Even if you rub in straight lines you would still get them. Look at car washes.... the brushes only go in one direction but they still fill your car with swirls.

    If you have the right prep work done, the right applicators and the right amount of product, it is probably best to work in a circular motion, as you will aply the product to blemishes in a better way.

    If you're doing it right, you shouldnt leave swirl marks no matter what way youre rubbing
     
     

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