Possible Swirl Marks?

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Possible Swirl Marks?

Post by manualshift » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:06 pm

Okay so I have washed my car twice already and I just found out you're supposed to use 2 buckets! Also i found this video with this guy drying the car by putting the microfiber towel ontop of it and removing it while I just go left right left right kind of motion.

I'm asking since it's winter adn there's barely any sunlight i can check.
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Re: Possible Swirl Marks?

Post by AHTOXA » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:54 pm

You will have swirl marks. On a car driven daily-forget about it. It is virtually impossible to do without them or some kinda paint blemish.
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Re: Possible Swirl Marks?

Post by manualshift » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:57 pm

AHTOXA wrote:You will have swirl marks. On a car driven daily-forget about it. It is virtually impossible to do without them or some kinda paint blemish.
But two car washes using my method posted above wouldn't be liek what I'm thinking in my head right now right? Hmm, the car covered with a bajillion swirl marks LOL
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Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:30 am

^Swirl-marks ain't sew bat. Jess be glad if you don't have any swish-marks!
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Post by theholycow » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:09 am

Holy crap. So many hours of effort and dollars of supplies put in over the course of a few years...might as well just get a second job and get the car repainted once a year.
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Re: Possible Swirl Marks?

Post by watkins » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:12 am

A good day-long detail is therapeutic for many. Hurts like a bitch the next day, but its worth it
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Re: Possible Swirl Marks?

Post by AHTOXA » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:23 pm

watkins wrote:A good day-long detail is therapeutic for many. Hurts like a bitch the next day, but its worth it
Yes, yes it does. Anyone wanna come over and help wax the goat in the spring? I pay in beers.
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Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:45 pm

I'm down. Wanna touch the hiney.

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Post by ElectroGhandi » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:03 pm

I wash my car by spraying it with the garden hose a few times in the summer.
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Post by ElectroGhandi » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:00 pm

Water spots at least look cleaner than mud :D
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Post by theholycow » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:32 pm

4x4s look far better covered in mud.

Sports cars, not so much.
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Re: Possible Swirl Marks?

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:54 pm

paul34 wrote:what about a sti? seems like it exists in a strange grey area between the two.
Just wash one half of the car!
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Re: Possible Swirl Marks?

Post by wannabe » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:04 am

i'm confused as to why two buckets...to rinse the car, i just run the hose over it and then dry it with old bath towels...i'm not picky. she's an old car (13 years) and so are the family cars that i was this way. maybe if i were to get a vette or something sexy like the ferrari i saw saturday...but my daily driver?
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Re: Possible Swirl Marks?

Post by vedran » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:52 am

wannabe wrote:i'm confused as to why two buckets...
one bucket is dirty water where the towel is rinsed and the other is clean soapy water that the towel goes into after it's been rinsed.

you don't want to smudge the crap that you just wiped off of your car back onto your car again
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Re: Possible Swirl Marks?

Post by wannabe » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:57 am

why not just use the hose to rinse? or do people not living in a house have access to a hose?
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