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post #221 of 225 (permalink) Old 09-14-2019, 12:46 AM
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I do have a scratch remover 2 step product. I forget the name of it but step one is a tube of gritty polish and step 2 is a very liquidy wax. I put the step one stuff on and rubbed lightly and didn't like the amount of grit I felt so I wiped it off with a lot of water for fear of scratching the clear coat even more. Maybe the product I have is too aggressive for clear coat. I have used it on older vehicles and it's worked well for deep scratches. My meguires cleaner wax felt a lot less gritty and that seemed to scratch the clear coat. When I say "scratch" it's closer to swirl marks. This is what I hate about a new car. I'm not driving it when the roads are wet, I'm cleaning bugs off the grille after every drive, I'm parking it in the middle of nowhere to avoid door dings etc. Our 02' buick regal is the daily driver/beater and stays outside all year and it's a stress free deal with that one. It's also been a very good car with few problems and zero rust after all these years. My 08' silverado was rusting pretty badly after just 8 years despite frequent under carriage washes and body panel waxing. I hope this Terrain isn't as prone to rust as the silverado was.
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For light scratches like the person left with some from a "cleaner wax", use a new, high quality microfiber cloth and some very fine polishing compound and/or advance mid to fine cut. . .. rubbing (here's the key) . . . very gently.
Take time polish in different linear directions diagonally across the scratched area back and forth. Then switch to small circular rubbing patterns . .. Again, rubbing gently and long till a smooth scratch free shine results.
Several goes at it may be needed.
Also, if there are scratches from a good quality cleaner wax, they may be from the type of cloth used rather than the wax.
I've seen people try and polish out fine scratches with polish and paper towels.
Not a good combination. That insures scratches in the clear coat.
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I only use micro fiber cloth. Is it high quality? I don't know. Can you recommend a specific product for mid to fine cut?
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IMO, if it was Meguiar's cleaner wax that got you the swirl marks, using mid-fine cut compound is going to make things worse because it's even more aggressive than the wax (especially if you are doing it by hand.) Also agree with Jay, in that it may well be the cloth that was used. Even a small amount of dirt in it can cause what you are describing.

A clearcoat-safe all in one polish may be your best bet here. I use Klasse AIO; in fact, applied it to my new Terrain within a couple days of bringing it home. Not a single swirl or mark on the paint:

https://www.autopia-carcare.com/kus-...E#.XX0cxy2ZMc0

Avoid Klasse's sealant glaze though. It is a PITA to apply and (in my experience) clouds the paint.

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IMO, if it was Meguiar's cleaner wax that got you the swirl marks, using mid-fine cut compound is going to make things worse because it's even more aggressive than the wax (especially if you are doing it by hand.) Also agree with Jay, in that it may well be the cloth that was used. Even a small amount of dirt in it can cause what you are describing.

A clearcoat-safe all in one polish may be your best bet here. I use Klasse AIO; in fact, applied it to my new Terrain within a couple days of bringing it home. Not a single swirl or mark on the paint:

https://www.autopia-carcare.com/kus-...E#.XX0cxy2ZMc0

Avoid Klasse's sealant glaze though. It is a PITA to apply and (in my experience) clouds the paint.

Tom

Agree 100%, I still keep a bottle of Klasse AIO around and probably always will. But I finally retired Klasse Sealant Glaze. It is a great product for durability and longevity, but too difficult to work with and no matter how much you try to completely remove it, there always seems to be a haze left behind.
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