Thread: Swirls!
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      04-30-2013, 04:12 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by ILSMKU View Post

I tried the process again and got the same result. I then tried a yellow pad with scratch x and all swirls came out in my test area. I then waxed my car with the black pad on speed 3 and it looks mint.

So no more compound or polish for me. From now on, wash and wax only.

Thanks to those who offered suggestions.
You have to have some experience using the tools to know what does what. Experiment to find the best combos that work for each kind of paint.

Jet Black is super soft, you can remove most things with a light polish and a good DA polisher. You can create swirls just by running a clean microfiber towel over the paint. I would definitely avoid compounds unless you are working with some seriously messed up paint.
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