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Old 07-15-2010, 11:25 AM   #1
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2011 BMW 535i Swirl Marks/Light Scratches


I got my new 2011 535i at the end of June. Since my car needed a wash, I washed it properly, using some decent car soap, sponge and a pressure washer. However, when it came to waxing, I used the "TURTLE WAX" compound and applied it with a dry, puffy cotton cloth. What I noticed was that it started to make these little scratch marks (not deep, light ones)/swirl marks. Although it cannot be noticed from far away, it can be noticed if you come up close, especially if there is no sun out (ie when car is parked in a shady area); the colour of the car is black metallic. These marks are on the right side of my hood. I love this car and want to keep it in its best condition, but these little things annoy me like crazy. Anyone know how to fix these little scratches/swirl marks? And I know its pretty sad, I was pissed all day yesterday, felt like trash after doing that to my beautiful bimmer.

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:43 PM   #2
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swirls can easily be removed with the correct rubbing compounds and machine. You might want to contact our detailing sponsor to work out a price since it's a small area. They can also apply a more protective coat of sealant/wax to prevent this in the future.

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Old 07-16-2010, 10:53 AM   #3
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yeah thanks, I contacted OCDetailing
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