Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, Buffing mistake (with pics) in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; So, I clearly did something wrong here on this side of the car. I've detailed quite a few times, but ...
So, I clearly did something wrong here on this side of the car. I've detailed quite a few times, but not black cars before. Every other section around the car looks great. How does this effect happen? Did I use too much of the meguiars ultimate compound or the meguiars polish? What I did was use the compound, wipe it off, the use the polish. I did not use any wax. Didn't really have the time.
Anyone suggest something I can do? Thanks
UPDATE: just found out these marks are called "halograms". You get them by using the edge of the pad, which I remember doing because of the angle I was on for that side.
Any suggestions on which materials to use would be much appreciated.
You don't necessarily need a dual action. A very fine foam pad and swirl remover will leave no swirls at all. I do it that way all the time, even on dark/black cars.
That said, the marks pictured are from improper technique (no offense intended). You need to go over it again with the polish, and keep the buffer flat. Keep in mind that even then, you will see swirl marks on a black car.
Maintain it by either using only completely touch less car washes, or hand washing with lambs wool or microfiber wash mitts (and drying it with microfiber towels). Wax every so often (microfiber wax pads and towels). I do it monthly, but every 2-3 is fine.