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Old 06-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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Swirl marks removal

I had some detailing done at a detail shop and let's just say the result was lot less than satisfactory, as none of the swirl marks were removed and I had more wax residue than a bukakke film.

Does anyone have any experience with swirl marks removal that can shed some pointers? preferably without the need for me to buy a $400 machine (if anything I have one of those dual hands Simoniz orbital polisher from Canadian Tire or recommend someone who can do it without making me want to murder them after?
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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Try Peter at TrueGem, he is pretty good
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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just curious which shop did you take it to so others can avoid it? Check out Wes R. He does great work and is honest.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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you can borrow mine and I can show you how to use it.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:13 AM   #5
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Swirls

Thank You Damameke

Below are examples of a stage 1 polish and a stage 3 polish.

BMW Z4 = Stage 1 Polish (maxbimmer special price $170)
- stage 1 polish will remove light surface swirls and marks

BMW 3series = Stage 3 polish (maxbimmer special price $300)
- stage 3 polish will remove all marks that have not gone through the clear coat.

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Phone: 416.807.3559
Email: info@truegemdetailing.com
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:30 AM   #6
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+1 True Gem for the win
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:13 PM   #7
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nice after shots!
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:16 PM   #8
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Peter! Where are my before and after shots? :-)
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #9
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http://www.zainostore.ca/category/po...irls-scratches

Get yourself a bottle of this and me one as well and I will do your polish job for free.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:58 PM   #10
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I picked up the Porter Cable polisher and Wolfgang products including swirl remover for my Z4 a month ago. I had never done this before and on my very first shot was blown away how easy this was and how amazing the results were. For like $250 you have everything you need to get going and then just a few bucks each year in more product.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:16 AM   #11
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I picked up the Porter Cable polisher and Wolfgang products including swirl remover for my Z4 a month ago. I had never done this before and on my very first shot was blown away how easy this was and how amazing the results were. For like $250 you have everything you need to get going and then just a few bucks each year in more product.
Yup. I use a Porter Cable myself. Got a kit with 3 pads off eshine.ca for $185.

I use Menzerna polishes. It's incredibly easy to do yourself. But if you don't want to, contact WesR. He did my car a few years ago.

Here is an example of his work:

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And here are some results I did all on my own with the PC:

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Well I got porter cable as well as flex. If anybody wants use it, u r welcome to come to my place and use it.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:24 AM   #13
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Well I got porter cable as well as flex. If anybody wants use it, u r welcome to come to my place and use it.
Watch out for that comment, before you know it there will be a Max meet at your house.

thanks for all the info you guys, I ordered some zaino and gonna give it a try, if I failed, then I'm gonna give true gem a shout.
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+1 for trying to do it yourself.

I have the simoniz variable speed orbital and the 3M system (pads & cut/polish, 1,3 & 5).

I'm not a particularly hardcore detailer, and basically learned how to do this on my e30, but if you read instructions well and pay attention, you'll get great results without burning paint.
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thanks for all the info you guys, I ordered some zaino and gonna give it a try, if I failed, then I'm gonna give true gem a shout.
sorry to rehash this old post, but im curious to hear how you made out? i didnt see any update to you getting your equipment!
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