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Old 02-08-2008, 10:05 PM
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Need help to save my Jet black hood

This afternoon after i washed my car, since weather was great i decided to wax my car. Cut the long story short. After i took the wax off I see BAD i mean BAD swirl marks all over my hood. so I check teh pad i used to wax my car, YUP there were tiny rocks stuck on it. Therefore I went to auto parts store got a swirl/scratch remover, work with it for over a hour it did not help at all. that's the reason i am here asking for help.

I have Jet black M3

Is there anything store bought and take off bad scratch or swirl marks?

Will store bought clay bar be able to take it off?

I do not have any power waxer so.....

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Old 02-08-2008, 10:30 PM
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Take it to a reputable detailer and have them get it out. I have a jet black e53 and I've learned that it's not worth it to try and fix it yourself.

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you will not get swirls out with a clay bar. you would need to prep the car, wash, clay, and do paint correction....

Paint correction----would entail possible compounding and polishing.


take a look at these videos.....(all of them including the pc ones)

http://www.detailersdomain.com/index...on=Custom&ID=3

if you are up for it I will put a package together if your not up to it

then pay a detailer I can refer a few guys to you.
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does your hood look like this:


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Old 03-26-2008, 12:00 PM
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does your hood look like this:


I'd like to think I could clean that up w/ my PC.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:03 PM
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Black is the hardest color to buff properly...Its a pain in the ass when you get swirls....Very difficult to get out after that...I've had 6 black cars and the swirls are not fun...I dont have any on my X but thats because after my previous experience I only wax the car by hand with a clean microfiber.
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Generally i might agree with this advice but when it comes to detailing the dealers often are not very good.

I have asked about at least three of them in my location and was told by SA's that their detail service is essentially a stop gap until the customer can get the real deal.

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Take it to a reputable detailer and have them get it out. I have a jet black e53 and I've learned that it's not worth it to try and fix it yourself.
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Damn looking at what that Porsche went through before you saved it makes my tummy hurt
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How deep are the scratches? Can you put your fingernail in them? Post pics! It sounds like you need to invest in a DA. Check Meguiar's thats what i use. If they are really bad the DA wont take them out and you will need to go rotary buff them or wetsand then buff with the rotary(The rotary or wetsanding is if you take it to a pro detailer who knows what they are doing If you havent used a rotary before dont try it on your hood). If they are REALLY BAD! Then you might not be able to get them out. If you plan to remove them by hand that is a lot of work!
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