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      Quote Originally Posted by keerthi View Post
      thunderboy Fortunately the swirls are only moderate for you. Even otherwise your bullet can be tackled by hand as the paint is soft, but be warned that you'd need quite an elbow grease. Should not be much of a problem as you are going to attack much less area (compared to a car).

      I hand corrected swirls and scratches completely by hand with Eurow CCS pads and Meguiars M105 (w/ Orange pad) compound & M205 (w/ White Pad) Finishing Polish on my bike. It can be done

      You can do it! See the level of finish I was able to achieve on a 5 year old bike. Pics were taken prior to waxing:

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      Reviving an old thread.

      I clean my car myself; and do a daily jopasu wipe and weekly rinse-less wash (Proklear) using 3M micro fiber towel. Nothing else touches the car. I have open parking both at home and office and both the area's are surrounded by construction activities.(So the car gets a thick layer of dust in few hours).

      The paint surface has too many swirls; though I take as much care as possible practically; but somehow i'm just not able to avoid them. (I had got swirls removed professional 4 months back); but the car is again full of them.

      Any tips on how to avoid/reduce/remove them by myself? Anything, I'm doing in-correct

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      Swirls are caused by dust particle rubbing against the surface and hence any process (dusting, wiping,washing) that makes them rub against the surface will increase them.
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      do a daily jopasu wipe
      Assuming you are doing it using Jopasu duster, doing it daily will induce swirls no matter how careful you are with your technique.
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      and weekly rinse-less wash
      Rinseless/waterless washes also induce swirls (Rinseless is better than waterless in swirls department IMO) but a better alternative to dry wiping, Key is to use lots of Plush MF towels.
      You can alternate using Jopasu duster, Damp MF wipes (remember the Key: lots of towels), Rinseless/Waterless washes and a full shampoo wash. Use a good QD (Sonax BSD) or LSP after washes so the dust doesn't stick to the surface and a gentle wipe later is enough to remove it.
      Please remember that it's difficult (more towards impossible) to reduce/remove swirls by hand but one can hide them using a good filler polish/wax.

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      Same with me. I live in Noida and everywhere there is dust and more over bird droppings irritate me the most.
      I too use 3M microfibre towel to remove dust but swirl marks are tough to go.
      I have even tried Formula 1 complete compound but that lasts only for few days and only hides swirl marks upto a certain level.

      Now I have stopped wasting my money on these products and use ordinary hair shampoo to wash my car and concentrate on interiors only.
      For interior cleaning I use Formula 1 Protectant (new car fragrance)which lasts long and work well. For glass cleaning colin is good.

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      Quote Originally Posted by metal_heart View Post
      Any tips on how to avoid/reduce/remove them by myself? Anything
      To be honest, you can't avoid swirls when you do dusting or washing the car.
      But, you can do something that will help to get less swirls.

      - Try touchless wash. Something like pressure washer or hose off. This will help to remove the major dust particles out of the paint. Then have a good foamy shampoo with fluffy MF glove to wash it.

      - Gentle wipe down in single direction
      - Use multiple towels to dry

      Wash once in 2 weeks. Even if it dirty, don't worry. Since your paint is protected with sealant, these dust won't harm anything. The more you rub the surface, the more you get swirls.

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      Quote Originally Posted by baranjil View Post
      Wash once in 2 weeks.
      Thats my biggest challenge. No washing of car allowed inside society complex. In fact use of water to wash wheels is also restricted for the washer guy(s). Only a dry/wet wipe allowed.


      Quote Originally Posted by baranjil View Post
      Gentle wipe down in single direction
      - Use multiple towels to dry
      Thanks for the tip. Will keep that in mind.

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      Quote Originally Posted by metal_heart View Post
      Thats my biggest challenge. No washing of car allowed inside society complex. In fact use of water to wash wheels is also restricted for the washer guy(s). Only a dry/wet wipe allowed.
      Which society are you situated in ? I am in Indirapuram and wash the car once a month. No cleaning guy allowed to touch my car.

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      I'm in Stellar's G.Noida. All the taps/water outlets are sealed, can only be opened by specific tool by Gardner (as and when required). Hence no washing possible. Even if one tries to fetch bucket from upstairs, some or other gaurd comes up requesting not to spill water.

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