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So since it was going to be $250-$300 to buy everything I would need to polish out the swirls of my recently purchased Nova I decided to just hire an auto detailing company to do it for me. While I would love to buy the stuff to do it for myself down the road I just couldnt afford that right now.

They did a pretty good job and while ALL the swirls arent completely gone I would say its about a 95% improvement over what it was. Previously there were swirls just about everywhere there was paint. Here are the pics:

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Try 3m imperial hand glaze
apply with a damp applicator and do
in small areas at a time, it takes some elbow grease
to wipe off but it's the best thing i have ever used
on a black car to remove swirls.
Tom
 

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Looks much better than before but in one pic I can still see lots of swirls... One thing to do is get some 3M swirl eliminator and some Optimum poli-seal. The optimum poli-seal is a polish and paint sealant all in one. Paint sealant is better and lasts longer than wax as well and this product will remove small scratches and swirl marks as well. You can use it on the buffer at about 1500 RPM's and it works great.
As for getting all the swirls out, when I detail a car I like to look at it in the sun light and under flourecent light. I carry around a flourecent light that will show swirls and scratches that basic sunlight doesn't catch. Either way though the car looks MUCH better!
 

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Get a Porter Cable unit with foam pads...it's impossible to create a swirl mark! I typically use only glaze on any cars that aren't driven much. I use only microfiber bonnets and towels for removing product.

This website is great and they also sell all the products you need.
http://www.properautocare.com/porcabpolac.html
 

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Thanks for the comments and the suggestions everyone. It isnt perfect but saved me about $225 which is money well saved. Before it was kinda embarassing to drive around with all those swirls but now they are mostly gone. There are still a few there which when I do get my personal setup I will remove. It will be a while before I can afford it though. Tough times ya know
 

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Try 3m imperial hand glaze
apply with a damp applicator and do
in small areas at a time, it takes some elbow grease
to wipe off but it's the best thing i have ever used
on a black car to remove swirls.
Tom

That doesnt remove swirls. That hides swirls. Glaze has fillers in it that hides the swirls. Wash the car and watch the swirls come back. Polishing with a compound is the only way to actually remove the swirls from the paint.
 
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