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What products do you guys use to get rid of those annoying light surface scratches. Yesterday I washed, clay barred, black magic wet liquid wax, 3m perfect-it 2 foam polishing pad glaze - dark, then another coat of black magic liquid wax. AND NOTHING - the scratches are still there. These scratches are not anything more than "fine" scratches caused from using too abrasive of a drying towel or similar effect. AND I CANT GET RID OF THEM FOR THE LIFE OF ME. CAN anyone recommend something that actually works. Ive spent 40 bucks on products than claim to remove swirls etc. yet they all suck. and dont work. I just bought eagle ones new nano-technology NANOWAX - anyone familiar with this - is it going to work, i will try tomorrow and let yall know. But if anyone knows a product that really works at removing or completely masking these scratches - please let me know. Is it worth it to go as far as a wetsand and buff? How will 11,000 mile old GM paint take to a wetsand and buff? And how much would something like that cost? Thanks guys!!!
 

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What products do you guys use to get rid of those annoying light surface scratches. Yesterday I washed, clay barred, black magic wet liquid wax, 3m perfect-it 2 foam polishing pad glaze - dark, then another coat of black magic liquid wax. AND NOTHING - the scratches are still there. These scratches are not anything more than "fine" scratches caused from using too abrasive of a drying towel or similar effect. AND I CANT GET RID OF THEM FOR THE LIFE OF ME. CAN anyone recommend something that actually works. Ive spent 40 bucks on products than claim to remove swirls etc. yet they all suck. and dont work. I just bought eagle ones new nano-technology NANOWAX - anyone familiar with this - is it going to work, i will try tomorrow and let yall know. But if anyone knows a product that really works at removing or completely masking these scratches - please let me know. Is it worth it to go as far as a wetsand and buff? How will 11,000 mile old GM paint take to a wetsand and buff? And how much would something like that cost? Thanks guys!!!
get your car polished by a pro. or
check out the autopia forums they will take you to the right direction.
 

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DO NOT WET SAND FOR LIGHT SCRATCHES!!!!!

You do not have to go crazy for the light swirls. I have them too and plan on addressing them in the Spring. There are several products that will eliminate fine scratches, but a buffing wheel is needed for proper results.

On my black MRSpyder, I did the 3 step Mother's system and it worked perfectly...but took about 7 hours total with a buffer. I don't have the patience to deal with that now. Go to Meguiar's detailing site, there are plenty of tech articles to help you for what you're looking to do. I've recently used their NXT Tech wax and am a believer in the product. The fine swirls have been reduced, but not totally eliminated....just filled-in. Its such an easier product to work with and results are similar to old-school caranuba, but not 100% the same.

Good luck and don't stress. Its black...I swore I'd never get another black car after the Toyota, but they do look the best when detailed. Think of it as a high-maintenance girl....
 

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Thats a different 3m product, but it looks like it fits my needs better.

Thanks for all the tips guys. - You can close this thread, as my questions are answered

THANKS!
 

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I tried everything when I had my black V. Nano wax. NXT, Meguiar's Scratch X, everything. It would look good in the sun, but the minute I pulled into the garage under flourescent lights I would see all the micro-scratches and swirl marks. That and the non-stop water spots was a big decider in me getting the platinum. The V looks positively awesome in Black for exactly 5 minutes, right after you wash it. The other 99% of the time it looked like it needed to be washed again. :banghead:
 

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Try Griots Garage. I use that stuff and swear by it. Get yourself a 100% lambs or sheep wash mit and California Water blade to minimize swirl marks. You definately need a buffing wheel to take out the fine scartches, but our paint is thin so be careful.
 
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