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Old 02-22-2006, 06:02 AM   #1
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swirl remover first then wax?

hello everyone..im new to this post..ive read some of the threads and am still confused... which should come first..swirl remover or wax/polish
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:12 AM   #2
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Swirl remover is the first thing you do after Wash/Clay. Wax is the last thing you do. What products are you planning to useing? Because true Swirl remover really don't work without a Random orbital polisher like a PC.
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Lucas is correct, swirl removal is what you want to do after the Wash & Dry phase. If you clay bar, do that next to help prep the surface for optimal polishing results.

True swirl removal polishes have abrasives in the product which will slightly wear down your clear coat. If there was any wax on the paint previously, it will strip right through the protection. After polishing with an abrasive polish you are left with no protection, therefore you want to follow up with a coat of sealant and/or wax.

Some products such as Poorboy's SSR Line can be done by hand but you will always get better results by using a buffer, preferrably the Porter Cable 7424, due to its constant pressure, variable speeds, and the ability to heat the paint up more to remove further defects.

If you have any more questions on this topic feel free to post or visit www.detailedimage.com for some helpful tips and products to make your paint look its best.

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Double Post, sorry!

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Old 02-23-2006, 07:13 AM   #5
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thanks guys..one more thing...i noticed that my engine hood has the most swirls..due to time constraint is it ok if the hood gets a treatment of swirl remover + wax and the rest of the body only wax ???
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That's fine but the hood might look a darker shade than any of the other panels, if you want uniformity, make sure you eventually go back and do the entire car.

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thanks guys..one more thing...i noticed that my engine hood has the most swirls..due to time constraint is it ok if the hood gets a treatment of swirl remover + wax and the rest of the body only wax ???
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