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    Noticed I'm getting swirl marks on my paint already! Should I be washing the VXR8 any differently to a normal car?

    Had the Leon Cupra R for 2 years and it never had any swirl marks at all... guessing I'll need to get it polished?... or visit a detailer ;-)

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    Originally posted by Ash09 View Post
    Noticed I'm getting swirl marks on my paint already! Should I be washing the VXR8 any differently to a normal car?

    Had the Leon Cupra R for 2 years and it never had any swirl marks at all... guessing I'll need to get it polished?... or visit a detailer ;-)
    I wash mine with 2 buckets, lambswool mitt, wash top to bottom rinsing the mitt regularly and seem to have kept swirls largely at bay since it was detailed. It is getting some quite badly under the bump strips on the sides and around the rear bumper and tailgate though cus this is where all the cr4p gathers in rubbish weather.

    The paint is very soft and easy to mark.
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    • #3
      Just dont wash it and the swirls will disapear magically.

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      • #4
        I use 2 buckets and a lambswool mitt to wash mine too. What do you use to dry the car off? Think it might be the microfibre cloths which are marring the paint when I dry it.

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        • #5
          Are you sure they weren't there to start with? These cars were sitting around in the UK for about 6 months before they were registered and sold. I don't expect the dealers cared too much when they washed the cars for sale.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ARAF View Post
            Are you sure they weren't there to start with? These cars were sitting around in the UK for about 6 months before they were registered and sold. I don't expect the dealers cared too much when they washed the cars for sale.
            Agreed - mine had them on when I picked it up and with some holograms for good measure!

            Will all be sorted soon though as I have to a trip to Cambridge Autogleam in the next few weeks, once the under-sealing is done. The guy that owns it is on another forum I frequent and does amazing work..... http://www.cambridgeautogleam.com

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            • #7
              To be honest ive found the paint to be either bulletproof or butter never inbetween whch is bizarre. The wortec carbon edition i did was eassy peasey to do and the Bathurst was quite hard work , i would say that once you have the swirlds removed get a good kit together nothing major just helps..

              I wont post 2 buckets and grit guards buy them anywhere and i wont post wax or sealent as thats personal choice but heres my opinion on after care

              Washing

              sponge not mitt

              zymol sponge below

              http://www.premierbodyshops.co.uk/zy...ccessories.htm


              shampoo glossworx by chemical guys

              http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/product_p/gloss.htm

              or sourpower by dodo juice

              http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalo...r_Power_1.html

              drying towel supernatural by dodo

              http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalo...g_Towel_1.html

              and quick detailer for drying car giving lubricity during an important stage plus wiping out water spots

              chemicalguys pro detailer , i swear by this stuff now over megs last touch

              http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/product_p/prodetg.htm

              and then when car is dry respray with the above and buff upto a shine with

              sasquatch buffing cloth

              http://www.chemicalguysuk.com/SASQUA...mic_1901_1.htm



              Pretty much what i did here but just used different products for Wortec at the time.

              http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=42987
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Busby View Post
                Agreed - mine had them on when I picked it up and with some holograms for good measure!

                Will all be sorted soon though as I have to a trip to Cambridge Autogleam in the next few weeks, once the under-sealing is done. The guy that owns it is on another forum I frequent and does amazing work..... http://www.cambridgeautogleam.com
                Their work is fantastic , last time i spoke to Nathan he was going to canada , did he go do you know and stuart taken over?
                Last edited by Heavenly; 13 October 2009, 10:59 PM.
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                • #9
                  Yes I also use lambswool mit, 2 buckets, and professional dry cloth, not one single swirl,


                  Car is at the dealers at the moment for wheels exhaust power etc, they are on strict instructions not to clean the car before it is returned


                  halfords have a buy two get third free at the moment,

                  red is the worst colour for whirls in my opinion, my f430 had them and they were bad when parked in the garage under lighting.

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                  • #10
                    Ferrari paintwork is incredibly soft and generally think and needs really good protection and attention. The thing is once these great cars are protected and corrected they are generally easy to look after , the dealerships casue most of the damage if their valeters use cheap products and/or sponges but for the volume and costs they get its no surprise , we have to remember 90% of the general public would not even notice swirls nor be concerned about them. Supaguard and diamondbrite is king to them
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vxrmarc View Post
                      Supaguard and diamondbrite is king to them
                      you mean it's not like ronseal ? it doesn't do what it says on the tin

                      people get this stuff put on and think, right thats it dont have to polish
                      my car for 6 years as it is protected.

                      doh, i dont think so

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                      • #12
                        Its categorically rubbish , possibly the worst protection from bird poo ive ever seen. Ok not rubbish but certianly not very good especially when its wiped over a swirled paintwork like most apply it then magnify the swirls and highlight them even more which is what the sealent actually does. All i say is prove to me its still on there after a year it sheets the same as no protection would so impossible to tell..
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                        • #13
                          i would dlisten to mark he is a legend he done my 8 ill get a pic up

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