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Old 12-27-2011, 09:25 PM
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Im about to place an order of autogeek and Im looking for the best polish to use by hand that will get rid of swirl marks. I know the real deep ones wont go away by hand but if I could get rid of alot of the smaller ones I would be a happy person

Right now I am looking at Blackfire Gloss Enhancing Polish since I will be buying their Wet Diamond All Finish Paint Protection.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:37 PM
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I hand polished my car twice. Once with Meguires and the other time with Adams polishes. IMO it's not worth the time and effort. Didn't notice a significant difference other than my arm felt like coming off. Buy a porter cable 724xp if you can.

I just machine polished and applied Blackfire Wet Diamond sealant, took about 5 hours to do but it looks perfect!

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Old 12-27-2011, 09:56 PM
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So I should just save my money and not go with the polish? Im just prepping my car for the incoming snowy months. lol

So a good clay bar'n then the Wet Daimond Sealant should get me through the next three months? I dont want to make the same mistakes I did last winter which ended up giving me most of the swirl marks I have now.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:59 PM
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Hand polish is totally worthless except for the chemical cleaning component of most non-aggressive polishes. Personally I am always an advocate of Adam's polishes, but no matter which hand polish you use, you are gonna feel the pain of trying to save money and not buying a machine. Get the Porter Cable, as mentioned above.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:06 PM
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You can clay bar it, that will leave the surface smooth, free of contaminants, and strip what wax you have on there. Applying the sealant will protect the paint, for how long will vary cause I can get away with months due to Vegas weather compared to Wisconsin.

Swirl marks are usually caused by improper washing and drying techniques.

And Adams Polishes is pretty much where I bought all my detailing ($600+) aside from the Blackfire Wet Diamond Sealant.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:11 PM
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Well, I guess I will just clay bar and and use the Wet Daimond sealant for now and buy the porter cable in a few months. Now I will definetly be looking into the Adams's polish.

Thanks guys.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:20 PM
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I was just about to link you to their YouTube channel when I came across a new video from them that you may be interested in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sv4K...1&feature=plcp

Watch their other videos too. I became a detailing expert overnight lol. Their products work as advertised, no bs.

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Old 12-27-2011, 10:24 PM
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If you are really serious about it, and a bit **** about your car PM me...
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That video is totally a must watch.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:52 AM
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I also really like Adams products. All of them work as stated. The other I would choose is Zaino. IMO you cant go wrong with either. Read and use the tips both have on their sites.
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