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Polish Marks

I have purchased a silver clio however seems the person who owned this before has attempted to polish the bonnet as i can see faint circular marks which i am unable to remove

is this possible to get rid?
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Re: Polish Marks

It is possible.

Do not use a machine polisher as this will (in the wrong hands) probably make the situation worse.

I'm presuming you've gone down the 'T-cut' route, so something a bit more abrasive is needed.

I would recommend 3M's Fast cut or Fast cut plus (available on ebay ). Use a damp cloth to gently apply & work it in, then another soft dry cloth to buff it, Follow up with a regular polish & wax product & buff to a shine.

Don't do this on a hot sunny day (so anythime in the next 4 months should be fine...).

This should reduce/eliminate the swirls completely.



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Re: Polish Marks

The 'scratches' are very faint mate, literally cover the whole bonnet. I havent attempted t-cut yet - havent attempted anything yet.

I may be wrong but i thought t-cut was fairly abrasive anyway? can t-cut not leave marks if use in the wrong hands?

the marks are very light, only lightly gone in to the 'shiney' top layer of the paint but visable in the light.

you cant feel these marks at all
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Re: Polish Marks

T cut, or colour cut is a very mild abrasive, it may erase very minor light scratches, but nothing else, I would agree with VelSatisfied, but, theres no harm in trying T cut first.

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Re: Polish Marks

there swirl marks you could try using meguiers x swirl
but if i was you i would clay bar the car first then use swirl and a good polish and a was sealant after
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