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Hey guys,

I detailed my car yesterday and noticed swirls that wernt in concentric circles they were just straight lines here and there (about 2 inches long) :unsure: . Dont know where they have appeared from as my washing technique is good ever since got into detailing (2 bucket method and washmit).

I did recently give car in for a paint job and have suspicion a compund polish has been used all over as the paint surface doesnt feel as smooth as before.

OK whats best way to get rid of these straight fine lines which products should i use and in which order? will that smooth glass feel come back?

Also can you recommend the best hard wax for a black car.

Thanks guys

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Use a clay bar (or blutack) to remove the surface contaminants and bring the smoothness back. Then if doing by hand use a polish like autoglym super resin polish to work on the swirls, it's supposed to be very good. Then a few coats of a good wax on top - a few are recommended, collinite 476 is quite a hardwearing one.

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Use a clay bar (or blutack) to remove the surface contaminants and bring the smoothness back. Then if doing by hand use a polish like autoglym super resin polish to work on the swirls, it's supposed to be very good. Then a few coats of a good wax on top - a few are recommended, collinite 476 is quite a hardwearing one.

Thanks for the reply.

Washed with AG green shampoo then used some meguairs clay using plenty of lube. Then dried with microfibre towel and used SRP and sealed with turtle wax platinum extra gloss. Buffed with towel and finally used some carnauba.

Felt the surface again and its still feels rough. Even when i was using the srp i could HEAR :unsure: the roughness.

Prior to the paint job the surface was smooth as glass and couldnt hear myself polish if that makes sense.

I just did the above on the boot lid but stopped there. Feels like something abrasive is firmly attached to the surface but not visible to the naked eye. Never had this problem before im 100% sure something has happened at the body shop my gut feeling is an abrasive polish has been used on the paint all over and not buffed properly / removed etc.

What do you guys think is going on and is there something i can use in the wash stage to remove the surface particles, as it doesnt seem to be coming off with claying although its less rough than when i first got the car back but the boot lid now has fine straight line scratches.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks again

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