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Avoiding and Removing Swirl Marks

9 February 2013


When it comes to your cars paint, swirl marks are often the most common problem you will encounter. These swirl marks are often caused by improper paint care, and protection when washing your car. When washing your car, there are a few simple tricks that will help you avoid swirl marks on your paint.

Throw Away Your Sponge

Firstly, replacing your sponge with a high quality wash mitt will make a world of difference in the overall look of your paint. The reason for this is, when you washyour car with a sponge the dirt has nowhere to go, as the sponge surface is too flat. The dirt is simply spread around on your paint, causing swirl marks. A wash mitt allows the dirt to be picked up inside of the mitt, avoiding the dirt scratching the paint.

Use The Right Shampoo

Ensuring you are using a high quality shampoo for your car is extremely important. Using any sort of household detergent will strip off any protection you have put on your cars paint. This will expose the paint to any sort of dirt and dust, causing damage to the paints surface.

Don’t Spread the Dirt

While washing your car make sure to be mindful of spreading the dirt and dust around. Use multiple buckets and plenty of clean water when washing your car.Try having a clean bucket for the shampoo, and a dirty bucket to rinse off your mitt with. Doing this, will help remove the dirt from your mitt without contaminating the clean water. Also remember to wash your car from top to bottom, and use a different mitt to clean your tires [Break dust can be extremely damaging to your paint].

Need to Remove Swirl Marks?

If you already have swirl marks on your paint, they are still easy to remove! Using a product like Sahara on your paint will help remove swirlmarks, bringing your paint back to new. Using Sahara regularly will also help keep your paint protected, minimising future swirl marks on your paint.





About the Author

Joel Milligan

Joel Milligan lives in Sydney and loves everything that has at least 2 wheels and an engine. He probably could talk several hours about keeping a vehicle clean and shiny. And that's exactly why we asked him to write for our blog.




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