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how to stop swirl marks re-occuring!


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Hi All,

Thought I would post up some advice I recieved from having my exterior on my TRD professionally detailed last weekend.

I had some major swirl marks from being lazy with my car and going through car washes and getting the local car wash boys doing my car over for the last year.

1. Dont go through car washes as the brushes contain a hell of a lot of dirt from previous cars that have been through it.

2. Same applies for the local car washes where up to 5 guys can attack your car with sponges and chamois that have been used on previous cars also.

3. Wash the car at home yourself using the two bucket method.

4. Where at all possible do a complete touchless wash if the car is just dusty. IE. Spray the car with car wash solution with a foam lance which I just invested in, not cheap but worth it, using my Karcher. Let sit for 10 min in shade then high pressure off. Sheet excess water off car. blow dry the car with air gun or garden blower, make sure the garden blower is only used for the car.

These methods are great advice i recieved. You can also get away without using a chamois at all after a sponge wash just by using the blower.

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For reference, you can never stop swirl marks re-occuring but those are good tips on how to minimise them.

If there is friction, there is a chance you will swirl/scratch the one you love.

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  • 2 weeks later...

2 bucket method of washing

ultra slick shampoo - more suds doesn't necessarily make it better

minimal to no friction


One of the best methods for swirl minimisation

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