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      01-06-2008, 05:13 PM   #11
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Drives: E92 M3 & E60 520d - soon an X1
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Norway

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I think the most important thing is to take care when washing the car, and make sure it has a good layer of wax to protect the paint from the worst punishment.

I always wash the car myself, and then with clean microfiber cloths and lots of fresh water. Cleaning oils without abrasives does a good job hiding light swirls, add a layer of wax and most defects are hidden well.

Scratches and heavy swirls has to be removed by polishing the car, there are many products out there; and I guess other people on this forum can help you much better than I can with how to do that properly.

Btw: I just read your post with pictures of your car, and can tell you that also my car had swirls! I have not yet polished it, but I will have to do it this spring.
For now, I'll just keep it clean and waxed through the rest of this hellish season.