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      09-27-2012, 12:10 PM   #23
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Hahahaha I do my own maintenance washes! Thanks though
I should have quoted the OP, my comment was meant for him. Sorry about that.
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      09-27-2012, 12:16 PM   #24
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If you're in LA you should cruise down to Chemical Guy's in Inglewood.

They are really cool guys and know everything about polishing and paint protection. I also remember getting quotes around $400 for a complete car polish.
I use these guys products on my car here in The Netherlands- I like the results on the JBZ.
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      09-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #25
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You can find a detailer to do your regular maintenance washes. If you have the facilities, you can do it yourself with the right equipment and steps. Jet Black is a pain. Definitely avoid any commercial car wash!

I can see it being especially bad with Southern California sun baking in contaminants and the hard water etching the paint. Luckily San Francisco has soft tap water and the cooler weather makes it easier to take care of.
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      10-17-2012, 01:37 PM   #26
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my car, a jet black 2008 E90, has never been polished.

swirl free for 4 years!!!!
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      10-17-2012, 03:09 PM   #27
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my car, a jet black 2008 E90, has never been polished.

swirl free for 4 years!!!!
impressive
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      10-17-2012, 03:16 PM   #28
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its all about what you use and how you use it.

i do plan on polishing this year, or early next year.
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its all about what you use and how you use it.

i do plan on polishing this year, or early next year.
very true. if executed correctly, one can keep their finish flawless for a very long time
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its all about what you use and how you use it.

i do plan on polishing this year, or early next year.
How do you dry your car?
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How do you dry your car?
with water.

the excess gets wiped up with a waffle towel.
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with water.

the excess gets wiped up with a waffle towel.
I find it extremely hard to believe then that your paint is swirl free after four years. My 2011 looked like it was 5 years old and it got paint correction done twice this year. Pics or it didn't happen!
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I find it extremely hard to believe then that your paint is swirl free after four years. My 2011 looked like it was 5 years old and it got paint correction done twice this year. Pics or it didn't happen!
what incentive do i have to not tell the truth? if you want proof, come down from the soviet canuckistan and see it for yourself.

granted, its not 100% swirl free, its like.... 85% swirl free.

maybe you just dont know how to avoid swirls? it is possible, you know.....
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