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posted 05-20-2002 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for whealy     send a private message to whealy   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by whealy
When I first got my cat I thought I had swrill marks all through it. They were espicallly noticeable on the trunk in the sunlight. After attending the POA Louisville event, I realized that this same appearance is in other’s paint jobs. I know I saw it in the other Mulholland and Black. But I didn’t see this in the Yellow cats. Can someone explain to me what this is? My dealer and the detail shop I sent it too say it’s the Chrysler paint. Is that true? If that’s so, does anyone know if I can match the color from a different supplier? And a natural question is has anyone repainted their car with a straight metallic paint to give me an idea about cost?



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posted 05-20-2002 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WildCat     send a private message to WildCat   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by WildCat
The marks you see happened after the car left the factory. they are color sanded and buffed at MSX before shipping to CAAP.

Dark colors show these marks more than light color. If you would have looked at mine they are there. I have to spend some time stripping the wax, using polishing glaze (takes out fine scratches) and then wax.

How you clean your car makes a big difference in the scratches. When you come to Friday night cruise in we can talk more about it, or give me a call some evening .

Do not need to repaint, you need to go to different detailer if he said he cannot clean it up.

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posted 05-21-2002 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deelmakur     send a private message to deelmakur   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by deelmakur
Took mine to a detail shop that works on exotics. They got the swirls out with some special product 3M makes, just for that purpose. There are other similar cleaners. on the market.
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posted 05-22-2002 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WPG     send a private message to WPG   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by WPG
I removed all of the swirl marks from my car at the end of last year. If you do a search, you will find the process I used.

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posted 05-22-2002 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norb Schroll     send a private message to Norb Schroll   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Norb Schroll
One of the ways to also avoid swirl marks is when you wash, wax, and even dry off your cars when using any of the quick detail products such as McGuires "Final Inspection" or "Quick Detail", do not wipe your car in circles, use long straight strokes to clean and dry your car. It will leave less of the "swirl" effect.
It is true that the darker colors will show these more than the lighter colors. They can easily be removed with a good detailing wthout having any repainting at all. Any detailer that can't remove these properly does not know what he is doing.
We have discussed this several times on the board and I have given a detailed process on how to remove them. Run a search and you will find all you answers. If you can't find thru searching, give me a call at the toll free number in my signature and I wil talk to you about it.

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posted 05-22-2002 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KatAddict     send a private message to KatAddict   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by KatAddict
I also have a Yellow with the same marks. I agree with all the above responses. I used Zaino number 5 and it helps reduce the marks dramatically with little effort. Also keep all towels and washing utensils clean and grit free.


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