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Old 03-14-2006, 03:49 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Chad McGowan
Have you tried CLAYING it first with a non-aggresive clay bar? Depending on your color and how bad the swirls are. Clay normally takes out most swirls and even scratches. It has to be done a certain way though b/c you could mess your paint job up if done improperly.
This is a common misconception about clay bar. Clay bars will do nothing more and nothing less than properly prepping the paint for coats of polish, glazes, sealants and waxes. It removes both macroscopic and microscopic contamination but will do nothing as far as removing scratches and swirls.

Great explanation Brett on the question at hand.

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