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      06-16-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Hey guys! Anyone else with DSB (or any dark colour), and issues with the paint having awful swirl marks? I am using a chamois to dry and microfiber cloths for washing, but still terrible! Suggestions, thoughts appreciated!
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      06-16-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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Some cheap microfiber towels made in china can leave swirl marks. Are you rinsing the chamois frequently while washing the car?
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      06-16-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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Some cheap microfiber towels made in china can leave swirl marks. Are you rinsing the chamois frequently while washing the car?
I don't use chamois it holds grit.. Use a lambs wool mitt. I had mine pro detailed and now use snow foam and wash mitt... Even then i still get scratches.. BMW paint is hard but the lacquer is soft hence swirls.. I have black sapphire .. Amazing when clean.. Hard to maintain!
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      06-17-2012, 01:45 AM   #4
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Dupery it with a drying towel not a chamois, that's where most of the damage comes from, as well washing it with a sponge. Look at using the 2 bucket method. But you need to get the car polished and start again. To make it look better use a polish with a filling agent in it...
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      06-17-2012, 04:59 AM   #5
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Hi ! swirl marks over time will always be an issue with dark colours especially like mine black sapphire! I have just purchased some new detailing swirl remover, cost a small fortune, have yet to try it but the results I have seen have been excellent. The only way is to have a good layer of carnuaba wax and I use a detailer with micro-fibre cloth in between washes........will try to update when I have used the new swirl remover.....
The upside is no other colour looks as good as black when first done!!! wish it would last!!!
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      06-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #6
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I have the DSB as well. No swirl marks so far (2009). I religiously use black magic liquid wax. It was recommended by consumers guide specifically for black or dark colors because of it's ability to avoid swirl marks. It's a poor cleaner and a pain to buff because it smears like crazy and takes forever to dry. I usually have to wait a day and do a final buff. I believe, though that these are the same characteristics that make it good for avoiding swirls on dark colors. It very non abrasive and never dries to a dry film that can become gritty during buffing. All I've ever used and no swirls so far. It's a love/hate thing.
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      06-17-2012, 01:54 PM   #7
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I use strictly a silicone blade to remove most of the water quickly and then a quality microfiber towel for detail drying for the rest = no swirls of any kind after almost 3 years.
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