Fordmods Logo

s**t scratches 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: s**t scratches
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:17 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 254

Joined: 14th Mar 2005

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: EF II XR6

Location: Tamworth
NSW, Australia

g'day

i noticed last time i washed my car that the paint work has heaps of like circular scratches, especially around the boot.

What causes these and will they poilsh out?

Also, what the best way to polish etc, sorry but im still new to the game of owning a decent car. ive got that colour cure stuff.

Cheers

 

_________________

Who needs an XR6 when you've got a corolla wagon :sad:

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: s**t scratches
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:19 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 2282

Joined: 14th Jan 2005

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: ED Fairmont Ghia & EF XR8

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Cosham wrote:
g'day

i noticed last time i washed my car that the paint work has heaps of like circular scratches, especially around the boot.

What causes these and will they poilsh out?

Also, what the best way to polish etc, sorry but im still new to the game of owning a decent car. ive got that colour cure stuff.

Cheers


theyre called swirls and if there not very deep the bulk of them can be buffed out. i used meguires three step process to get rid of mine and in the end the car looked immac.
step 1: meguires paint cleaner
step 2: polish
sptep 3: wax

they can be found at any good retailer ie. k mart, auto barn, supercheap, etc. just look where all the polishes and waxes n s**t are theyre in like a burgandy bottle.

cheers

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:55 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 3343

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

it can happen if your car is pretty dusty and you use a sponge. A cut and polish should get rid of them. I had them on the AU, regency red, and i used meguiars and they come out.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 2:16 am 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1000491

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: AUXR6 HP With Ducati SupA Bike!

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

get a swirl remover!

 

_________________

RIP SCOTT

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:35 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 48

Posts: 2537

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: EFII Fairmont

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Automatic car washers can cause them, and so can those nasty nylon sponges you get from the supermarket. I got one of those big fat beautiful yellow sponges from Coles once. Washed the car and as I drew the sponge along the front fender, I could see these tiny scrape marks where the sponge had been. It was scratching my paintwork.
Also cheap car wash shampoos can sometimes contain very tiny miniture glass beads in them for that abbrasive effect. Be aware, they'll cause it too. :evil:
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:55 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 47

Posts: 1826

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: 1997 Falcon EL Gli/Sleeper

Location: Bayside, Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Yeah I hardly had any until I went to one of those Car wash places and used their Detergent and Water brush. :evil: :evil:

 

_________________

" In life their is never an Obligation just an Opportunity to..Own an awesome 1970 Ford Mach 1 Mustang! "

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:41 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 43

Posts: 3

Joined: 22nd Jun 2005

Ride: BA

Location: BRISBANE
QLD, Australia

you should use a soft cloth to wash your car

 

_________________

BIG AL

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:32 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names