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Old 05-17-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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Rally Stripes & Detailing Question

Is there a difference between the vinyl from Chevy or aftermarket (3M)? Price is Chevy $298.99, 3M $120.00

What can I use to get a few swirl marks off of my new 2013 Black Camaro?
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
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Is there a difference between the vinyl from Chevy or aftermarket (3M)? Price is Chevy $298.99, 3M $120.00

What can I use to get a few swirl marks off of my new 2013 Black Camaro?
No idea on the first question. This isn't the right section for that.

You'll need a polish to remove swirls.

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Old 05-18-2013, 01:18 AM   #3
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You might also want to invest in a porter cable. Once you eliminate the swirls marks, the car needs to be washed using the 2 bucket method in order to avoid more swirl marks. Here's a link to a thread about how to properly detail a car. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19526
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:11 PM   #4
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OP, if your swirls arent that deep, look into using a glaze.
It's filler properties would help conceal swirls and in the process help you keep your existing level of clearcoat.

Personally, it would be nice to save polishing for 2-3 years down the line, given that your car is relatively new..
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OP, if your swirls arent that deep, look into using a glaze.
It's filler properties would help conceal swirls and in the process help you keep your existing level of clearcoat.

Personally, it would be nice to save polishing for 2-3 years down the line, given that your car is relatively new..
This is such a misleading post. The amount of clear removed in modern polishing systems is so minimal you could do it dozens and dozens of times and not get through your clear. There's absolutely no reason to wait unless you like looking at swirls.

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Old 05-20-2013, 04:14 PM   #6
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OP, if your swirls arent that deep, look into using a glaze.
It's filler properties would help conceal swirls and in the process help you keep your existing level of clearcoat.

Personally, it would be nice to save polishing for 2-3 years down the line, given that your car is relatively new..
Polishing a car can be done many times without fear.

It's when you start using M105/M101 over and over again due to bad washing technique that you have to start worrying.
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