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    black car (feel like giving up)

    hey guys ive owned my black astra 1.6 sxi for over 2 yrs now been a great little runner neve really had any problems with it, but does anyone else just get fed up with no matter how carefully you clean it and polish it, it still seems to get full swirl marks and show up every little scratch and just look genrally rubbish when the sun hits it, it looks really nice in the shade thou lol.
    Sorry for the rant but the misses gets annoyed when i moan about it lol.

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    You need someone with a machine polisher to go at it and remove the swirls

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    ive all ways wanted to try that but id be to scared try it on ma own car lol

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    where are you based Liam?
    My mate has a black astra sxi. i gave it a full detailing session around a year ago, and it came up superb.
    was machine polished, clayed, paint cleansed, LSP applied etc.

    swirl marks were reduced, and looked great when the sun hit it.

    im not too keen, but alot of people swear by autoglm srp, which will allow you to reduce the appearance of swirl marks by hand. will be hard work, but atleast doesnt require you to buy a machine.

    hope that helps

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    am based in manchester mate ive just bought sum autoglm srp will try it sum time, where i live ints in the sun all day long so will have wash it at weekend early on then take it round to sum flats i have access to where its shadey and try that srp see how it comes up just out of interest how much is it for what you did to ya mates car.?

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    I feel your pain, because i have the metalic navy coloured astra and i polish it wash it, polish it wash it and the shines on the nice swirls

    I know its because i;m probably using an abrasive type of sponge or no using the two bucket method. Also i dont have the luxury of a pre wash via snowfoam, so i will always get this problem i think..
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    And keeping it swirl free depends entirely upon how you wash and polish/wax it.

    What is your current method and what polish and/or wax do you use?

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    i pre-wash with just standard jet wash doing whole car coupe times then i use megs wash mit and 2 bucket method dry with with micro fibre towels cant remember names but they are the proper ones i do the pat method insted of dragging the cloth along then i polish with turtle wax black but ive just bought sum autoglm srp so gonna try that when i can.

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    Turtle Wax/SRP are just polishes so you'd benefit from using a wax after the polish.

    SRP will fill the swirls in a bit so they won't look as obvious, but getting the car machine polished is the best way to remove them completely.

    Try looking for some Collinte wax (912 or 476s) or some Pete's 53 (which is what I use on my sapphire black MK4), I cannot be more impressed with Pete's than I am, it really does shine the car well and it lasts for months before a recoat is needed.

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    ive been looking into the wax i know might seem like a daft question is like applyin polish, where you put it on then buff off?

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