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Old 04-23-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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Surface Swirls, Halos?

I have some swirls on the hood of one of my cars. (It's our Camaro).

I hope they are on the surface. Can you tell from the pictures?

The car had the dealer "protective coating" or whatever it's called added. I know, shouldn't have done that.

I'm going to be getting the PC Polisher for the Camaro.

Do the markings in the pictures look like they are on the surface? If so, can I correct them with the PC if they are on top of the "protective coating"?

Thanks a bunch!
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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Someone from the dealer doesn't know how to use a rotary looks like, it's a common site on many new cars. A PC with the right chemicals and pads will remove them and the right LSP's will give the protection you need for your new ride.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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By seeing it's a Honda, then try maybe a mild polish with a LC white pad to see if you can remove them. Honda has a soft finish and it will be easy to remove.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:36 PM   #4
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Someone from the dealer doesn't know how to use a rotary looks like, it's a common site on many new cars. A PC with the right chemicals and pads will remove them and the right LSP's will give the protection you need for your new ride.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:46 AM   #5
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I have some swirls on the hood of one of my cars. (It's our Camaro).

I hope they are on the surface. Can you tell from the pictures?

The car had the dealer "protective coating" or whatever it's called added. I know, shouldn't have done that.

I'm going to be getting the PC Polisher for the Camaro.

Do the markings in the pictures look like they are on the surface? If so, can I correct them with the PC if they are on top of the "protective coating"?

Thanks a bunch!
That's one funny looking Camaro...
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:36 AM   #6
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Someone from the dealer doesn't know how to use a rotary looks like, it's a common site on many new cars.
Agreed... poor technique with a rotary is to blame, but the good news is its easy to fix with something fairly mild. A porter cable and a mild polish/pad combo like our Fine Machine Polish & White Pad is just about all you'd need to correct that.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:22 AM   #7
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As far as the dealer applied protection, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Usually it is nothing more than a regular old paint sealant, that in the fine print, needs to be reapplied every 6 months to a year. What you are basically paying for is the warranty, the products used are often no better than what you would find in a parts store.

The swirl mark/halos are often referred to as Holograms. These are microfine scratches caused by the improper use (wrong chemical, pad, technique, or combination of the three) of a rotary polisher. Usually these can be removed quite easily with a dual-action style polisher.

BLACKFIRE SRC Finishing Polish and White Polishing Pad will have your paint glowing in no time.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:25 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice, I can't wait to get those swirls off of there.

I'm also looking forward to doing a complete wash, clay, swirl remove, polish, wax on the Camaro too. It's going to look awesome!
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #9
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