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TheMadChigga 06-05-2012 08:57 PM

Swirl marks removal
 
I had some detailing done at a detail shop and let's just say the result was lot less than satisfactory, as none of the swirl marks were removed and I had more wax residue than a bukakke film.

Does anyone have any experience with swirl marks removal that can shed some pointers? preferably without the need for me to buy a $400 machine (if anything I have one of those dual hands Simoniz orbital polisher from Canadian Tire or recommend someone who can do it without making me want to murder them after?

damameke 06-05-2012 09:20 PM

Try Peter at TrueGem, he is pretty good

Steve30 06-05-2012 09:25 PM

just curious which shop did you take it to so others can avoid it? Check out Wes R. He does great work and is honest.

mpower1226 06-07-2012 07:58 PM

you can borrow mine and I can show you how to use it.

TrueGem 06-08-2012 06:13 AM

Swirls
 
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Thank You Damameke

Below are examples of a stage 1 polish and a stage 3 polish.

BMW Z4 = Stage 1 Polish (maxbimmer special price $170)
- stage 1 polish will remove light surface swirls and marks

BMW 3series = Stage 3 polish (maxbimmer special price $300)
- stage 3 polish will remove all marks that have not gone through the clear coat.

Contact Info:
Phone: 416.807.3559
Email: info@truegemdetailing.com
Twitter: @truegemdetail
Website: www.truegemdetailing.com

Barnsdale 06-08-2012 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by damameke (Post 1569691)
Try Peter at TrueGem, he is pretty good

+1 True Gem for the win

slemmer 06-08-2012 06:13 PM

nice after shots!

Deep 3.2TL 06-08-2012 07:16 PM

Peter! Where are my before and after shots? :-)

Blades 06-08-2012 07:38 PM

http://www.zainostore.ca/category/po...irls-scratches

Get yourself a bottle of this and me one as well and I will do your polish job for free.

mike519 06-09-2012 11:58 PM

I picked up the Porter Cable polisher and Wolfgang products including swirl remover for my Z4 a month ago. I had never done this before and on my very first shot was blown away how easy this was and how amazing the results were. For like $250 you have everything you need to get going and then just a few bucks each year in more product.

doogee 06-10-2012 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike519 (Post 1570296)
I picked up the Porter Cable polisher and Wolfgang products including swirl remover for my Z4 a month ago. I had never done this before and on my very first shot was blown away how easy this was and how amazing the results were. For like $250 you have everything you need to get going and then just a few bucks each year in more product.

Yup. I use a Porter Cable myself. Got a kit with 3 pads off eshine.ca for $185.

I use Menzerna polishes. It's incredibly easy to do yourself. But if you don't want to, contact WesR. He did my car a few years ago.

Here is an example of his work:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1490485



And here are some results I did all on my own with the PC:

Trunk before:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7076/7...e12da317_z.jpg

After:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7098/7...700e6a6a_z.jpg


Side shot:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7086/7...d444766f_b.jpg

mpower1226 06-11-2012 11:23 PM

Well I got porter cable as well as flex. If anybody wants use it, u r welcome to come to my place and use it.

TheMadChigga 06-12-2012 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mpower1226 (Post 1570572)
Well I got porter cable as well as flex. If anybody wants use it, u r welcome to come to my place and use it.

Watch out for that comment, before you know it there will be a Max meet at your house.

thanks for all the info you guys, I ordered some zaino and gonna give it a try, if I failed, then I'm gonna give true gem a shout.

propr'one 06-12-2012 10:50 AM

+1 for trying to do it yourself.

I have the simoniz variable speed orbital and the 3M system (pads & cut/polish, 1,3 & 5).

I'm not a particularly hardcore detailer, and basically learned how to do this on my e30, but if you read instructions well and pay attention, you'll get great results without burning paint.

R2D2 02-03-2013 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheMadChigga (Post 1570626)
Watch out for that comment, before you know it there will be a Max meet at your house.

thanks for all the info you guys, I ordered some zaino and gonna give it a try, if I failed, then I'm gonna give true gem a shout.

sorry to rehash this old post, but im curious to hear how you made out? i didnt see any update to you getting your equipment!


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