I looked up close to my car's paint and I see tons of
hairline scratches. I wash and wax regularly. (Oh and
I use cold water when I wash). But I can't get rid of
those hairline scratches. Is there any way to get rid of
them?? Thank you
Zaino, Meguiars, Mothers all have clay bar systems. Any of them should work to make your paint nice and clean again. I will do a quick search though because I once saw a webpage stating that clay bar was bad for your paint. It gave a simile comparing it like taking off the first layer of your skin.
Actually I asked Sal Zaino about this a couple weeks ago... and he actually recommended something other than his own Zaino swirl remover
He said to use 3M Foam Polishing Pad Glaze Swirl Mark Remover #39009
These are the instructions he gave me in the email: 3M Foam Polishing Pad Glaze use By hand:
Simply apply a small amount (about the size of a quarter) to a cotton
diaper or piece of cotton towel and rub back and forth into about a 1' X
1' section using light to medium pressure until it starts to dry out.
Then take a second towel and lightly rub back and forth until the polish
residue disappears and the gloss comes up. If there are still some
swirls visible you can repeat this step until they are minimal. I prefer
using a less aggressive product a couple times instead of using a more
aggressive product once. After you have done the entire car you can Dawn
wash and reapply Z1 and Z5/Z2.
3M FoamPolishing Pad Glaze use By orbital:
Use a 100% cotton bonnett or a foam bonnett and apply the polish in a
thin lined growing circle starting from the center and spacing the
growing line about an inch from the last round all the way to the edge.
Place the bonnett flat on a panel and activate the polisher and begin
working the entire panel using light to meduim pressure. When you have
worked the panel thoroughly then take a clean towel and wipe the residue
off in a back and forth motion using light pressure. Then simply move to
the next section. When the entire car is done do a Dawn wash and Zaino.
I havn't used that stuff yet, but I'm seriously considering it. What good is a super shiny car if it looks like crap up close?
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