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      11-20-2012, 08:03 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by eclipsisNA View Post
Sorry, that's just not true. Orange peel has no effect on whether swirls are more or less visible. If swirls are present, it doesn't matter whether there's orange peel or no orange peel; they'll still be visible to the same degree.
Well I've had it both ways on the same car, and my experience differs from what you are saying.

It's likely a trained eye will see the scratches no matter what the condition of the paint, but for the average enthusiast they will appear less visible when orange peel is present.
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