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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 27-12-2015, 21:49 Thread Starter
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Polish for swirls and other minor scratches?

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I have been using Color Magic with some success but find that it doesn't make light scratches or swirl marks disappear for good. Can anyone recommend a polish to use before the Color Magic? Car is Rover 45 with Copperleaf Red metallic.

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Stuff such as colour magic will only be partially successful and will only last for a while - such products contain fillers which fill the slight scratches and the light swirlmarks and thereby disguise them. Over time, these filler get washed out again and the same swirls and scratches re-appear. One of the best regarded (and widely used) filler heavy 'polishes' is Auto Glym Super Resin Polish (SRP). Some people have had pretty decent results with it, but it does need protecting to prevent the fillers being washed/weathered quickly - Auto Glym Extra Gloss Protection is the best sealant to use, but you can try others.

If you want to polish out the swirls and light scratches, the only foolproof way to do it is to use a decent dual action polisher and dedicated polishes - it will probably need up to three treatments; first with a polish with a reasdonable amount of cut to it. then a second pass with a lighter cut polish followed by a finishing polish.

You can then apply a wax or sealant to protect the polished surface, but must take care to wash carefully to avoid re-inflicting scratches and swirls to the paintwork.

It might be worth you having a look at a specialised car care/detailing forum such as www.detailingworld.co.uk - loads of advice on products , equipment and how to.
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Is G3 polish any good?
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I can answer that G3 scratch remover works very well and doesn't have fillers. I completed the job with some Color Magic.
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