This vehicle was purchased several days prior to it this paint correction. The dealer swirled it quite a bit and applied a type of glaze that hid many of the swirls. It wasn't the worst vehicle I had seen but it did require a multi-step correction.
The weather was overcast and the swirls did not appear until after an IPA wipedown and the sun returned.
Paint Correction Process
-Examine paint condition using dual halogen set-up
-Wash the entire vehicle using the two-bucket method
-Rinse using the sheeting method and dry with waffle weave microfibre
-IPA wipedown to ensure removal of fillers
-Clay with Meguiars Professional Clay and custom formulated spray lubricant
-Re-wash using two-bucket method, sheet-rinse and dry with WW microfibre
-Re-inspect paint using dual halogen set-up
-Tape off a section on the hood to determine the correct method of attack
-Compound with Menzerna PG on Lake Country Yellow Pad
-Polish using Menzerna FP on Lake Country White Pad
-Re-wash using two-bucket method to remove polishing dust and lubricating oils, sheet-rinse and dry with WW microfibre
-Perform inspection of painted surfaces with dual-halogen lighting system
-All painted surfaces and windows sealed with Klasse AIO on Lake Country Black Pad
-Bare hand pure carnauba wax application with Swissvax Saphir
-Kidney grills and chrome window trim sealed with metal restorer
-Plastic/Vinyl/Rubber trim treated with 303 Aerospace Protectant
-Alloy wheels cleaned with Sonax Wheel Gel Cleaner
-Tires dressed with Poorboy's Bold N' Bright
Total time: 12.5 hours
Dirt covered the vehicle and, combined with the overcast sky, hid the true condition of the paint.