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Old 07-15-2013, 02:10 PM   #1
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Did my dealership polish and wax my car???

So my car has been getting a lot of swirl marks since I got it so I decided to get it polish. I left my car at the dealership, they charged me 100 bucks to polish and wax it. When I went to pick it up the next day it looked amazing most of the swirls were gone but after two washes all the swirl marks came back. Is it possible they just put some mirror glaze on it and it washed away??

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Old 07-15-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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It's very likely that they threw some glaze on it with heavy fillers and it's disappearing.

How are you washing the car?
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:24 PM   #3
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It's very likely that they threw some glaze on it with heavy fillers and it's disappearing.

How are you washing the car?
From what your describing it sounds like they just put on a glaze and wax to mask the swirls and not really remove them.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:52 PM   #4
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x3... and not terribly uncommon.

Lots of car lots use fillers to make cars look nice temporarily, soon as you wash it a few times the defects reappear as the fillers fade.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:58 PM   #5
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I would bet they just washed and gave it a quick detail. for 100.00 at a dealer dont expect much. Me I do my own. dont trust anyone.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:18 PM   #6
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It's very likely that they threw some glaze on it with heavy fillers and it's disappearing.

How are you washing the car?
I wash it by hand, two bucket method once a week
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #7
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I would bet they just washed and gave it a quick detail. for 100.00 at a dealer dont expect much. Me I do my own. dont trust anyone.
I wish I knew how to do it myself, last time I tried it I got holograms
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:39 PM   #8
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I wish I knew how to do it myself, last time I tried it I got holograms
What were you using? A rotary? It's pretty difficult to get holograms with a DA polisher.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:17 PM   #9
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I wash it by hand, two bucket method once a week
You're on the right track then. Just wanted to make sure you weren't putting the swirls right back in it.

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I wish I knew how to do it myself, last time I tried it I got holograms
Explain your process here, if you would. If you were using a rotary buffer, I'd steer away from that and grab an orbital or dual action polisher. Those machines, with the right polishes/pads will finish down perfectly, hologram-free.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:38 PM   #10
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Explain your process here, if you would. If you were using a rotary buffer, I'd steer away from that and grab an orbital or dual action polisher. Those machines, with the right polishes/pads will finish down perfectly, hologram-free.
I'd like to know this as well..
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:32 PM   #11
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Lol proper paint correction is going to run you hundreds.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:36 PM   #12
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Paint correction SUCKS.

I paid to have 2 stage paint correction done w/ my opti-coating. Cost me like $600 total, but I have to say, best money I've spent. Wash/Dry done. No wax, no polish nothing. Love it.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:53 AM   #13
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Paint correction SUCKS.

I paid to have 2 stage paint correction done w/ my opti-coating. Cost me like $600 total, but I have to say, best money I've spent. Wash/Dry done. No wax, no polish nothing. Love it.
Glad you're happy but most in this forum would have rather spent less on all the equipment and products, then did it ourselves. We'd have enough to do SEVERAL cars while we're at it.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:30 AM   #14
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Paint correction SUCKS.

I paid to have 2 stage paint correction done w/ my opti-coating. Cost me like $600 total, but I have to say, best money I've spent. Wash/Dry done. No wax, no polish nothing. Love it.
Even after paint correction shouldnt there be a coat of wax on it?
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