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Old 04-17-19, 07:25 AM
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How do I get rid of swirl marks left by my car wash? The car is leased so I donít want to go crazy and spend a few hundred bucks at a detailer. I just want something simple that I can apply by myself quickly to the hood and door panels to get rid of swirl marks in the clear coat of my 2018 nebula gray RX 450h. Also, anything I can do (again by hand with no specialty tools) to prevent the swirls in the future? Ceramic wax/coating? Thank you.

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Old 04-17-19, 09:06 AM
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How do I get rid of swirl marks left by my car wash? The car is leased so I donít want to go crazy and spend a few hundred bucks at a detailer. I just want something simple that I can apply by myself quickly to the hood and door panels to get rid of swirl marks in the clear coat of my 2018 nebula gray RX 450h. Also, anything I can do (again by hand with no specialty tools) to prevent the swirls in the future? Ceramic wax/coating? Thank you.
A product that works well at removing polishing swirls and light surface scratches is 3M Hand Glaze. It is a product that is used by many detailers and body shops. A 1 quart bottle will run between $20 and $30, but it will last for many years.

Once you have removed the swirls, you can follow that up with a good wax.
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I've used Meguairs SWIRLX.
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The off the shelf products will only mask the imperfections in the paint. If you want a full paint correction, you'll need to shell out some $$$ or invest in the tools/products and do it yourself. I did a full paint correction on my old ride and it came out like glass. Granted it took me 2 days to complete the job alone (my first attempt at detailing).
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