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Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:47 pm 
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Hi evry1
i was reading in the exterior mods section about some car detailing tips and it said to prevent those swirl marks use hot water, my xr is starting to show a few swirl marks but only under alot of sun
my question is does hot water affect the paintwork, ive heard it can strip the clear coat on the top, also if any1 has some more tips on how to get rid of those swirl marks can u let me know, thanx

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Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:51 pm 
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I've always used hot water directly from the hot water unit to wash my car, I have found that the meguires woolen glove with the bug remover on the other side is the best thing to wash my car with. Other sponges always made swirl marks.

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Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:53 pm 
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alright then so hot water isnt going to affect my paintwork? also is that gonna help stop the swirl marks
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Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:23 pm 
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hot water wont stop swirl marks, hot water leaves less water marks when it dries. only way to stop swirl marks is to always use your washing glove/mitt in the same direction every time and dont rub it round in circles(this goes for drying the car aswell) and rince the mitt in clean water after every pannel to remove the dirt and do the top half the car first as this has less dirt on it. only way to remove thoes swirl marks is to polish them out. in the detailing thread in exterior mods there is a method you can follow for washing your car and have minimal chance of leaving marks.
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Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:31 pm 
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As i being an ex car detailer for Benz, you get swirl marks from polishing in circles and buffing, and hot water will not prevent that or remove them.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:23 am 
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yeah, do you mean swirls in the paintwork, or streaks from washing it?
streaks from washing is usually caused by not rinsing the soap away thoughroly enough. also, what sort of chamoi do you use?
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Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:26 am 
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BuNtEr wrote:
As i being an ex car detailer for Benz, you get swirl marks from polishing in circles and buffing, and hot water will not prevent that or remove them.


What a brilliant description, I laughed when hot water could prevent it.

The only way to get rid of them is good old fashioned polishing.
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