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Versa S 2009 02-13-2011 04:24 PM

Scratches on Versa are getting worse
 
Okay, as long as I can remember Ive always hated washing the V cause it always showed terrible scratches. But now I have like swirl scratches and like this glare/glaze thing going on. Ive been using megiuars products, and there swirl-X to remove these problems with a buffer. Looks great afterward until next wash. Then they appear all over again. I really don't know what to do anymore, and I hope I personally didn't screw up my paint, and there's nothing I can do. Can anyone please help me......

I tried to get some good pics.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...3/SSPX3029.jpg
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...3/SSPX3028.jpg

iluvmyVersa08 02-13-2011 04:26 PM

The second picture really shows the marks you are talking about ...
I don't know what the cause could be ... maybe the buffer?




meow_mix450 02-13-2011 04:36 PM

1. Wash the car (This will strip the wax and all the debris)
2. Use a clay bar (This will get rid of stuff you can't see but can feel to the touch)
3. Use polish (This should get rid of MOST swirls)
4. Wax (This will be the first line of defense from natural causes like rain)

If there are still swirl marks I would recommend using compound, polish then wax. I think its really important to wax at least twice a year. After winter and before. I also like to do one during the summer. I avoid car washes that uses bristols (pretty bad for the paint). I always hand wash the car with soft materials, I use nothing abrasive. During the winter I try and avoid using the brush on the body (that's probably because im paranoid).

meow_mix450 02-13-2011 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iluvmyVersa08 (Post 31710)
The second picture really shows the marks you are talking about ...
I don't know what the cause could be ... maybe the buffer?

Its possible; I have a buffer but I've never used it because I don't want to screw the up paint. I prefer elbow grease.

meow_mix450 02-13-2011 04:39 PM


iluvmyVersa08 02-13-2011 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meow_mix450 (Post 31711)
1. Wash the car (This will strip the wax and all the debris)
2. Use a clay bar (This will get rid of stuff you can't see but can feel to the touch)
3. Use polish (This should get rid of MOST swirls)
4. Wax (This will be the first line of defense from natural causes like rain)

If there are still swirl marks I would recommend using compound, polish then wax. I think its really important to wax at least twice a year. After winter and before. I also like to do one during the summer. I avoid car washes that uses bristols (pretty bad for the paint). I always hand wash the car with soft materials, I use nothing abrasive. During the winter I try and avoid using the brush on the body (that's probably because im paranoid).

I fully clay and wax the car every spring and fall. In the summer I will use the quik wax spray occasionally after a wash. And I never take the car through auto car washes. If I take her to the car wash bay I bring my own materials, and never use their brush.




Versa S 2009 02-13-2011 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meow_mix450 (Post 31711)
1. Wash the car (This will strip the wax and all the debris)
2. Use a clay bar (This will get rid of stuff you can't see but can feel to the touch)
3. Use polish (This should get rid of MOST swirls)
4. Wax (This will be the first line of defense from natural causes like rain)

If there are still swirl marks I would recommend using compound, polish then wax. I think its really important to wax at least twice a year. After winter and before. I also like to do one during the summer. I avoid car washes that uses bristols (pretty bad for the paint). I always hand wash the car with soft materials, I use nothing abrasive. During the winter I try and avoid using the brush on the body (that's probably because im paranoid).

Ok. Well I have done all of that in the past. I wax twice a yr. Well im out here now. I just applied some meguiars polish I had. Seems to be doing good. I did swirl-x last week. So Im debating weather I do ultimate compound, or just apply the 2.0 tech wax. The paint is soft to the touch, and my hand just glides if not just "slips" over the paint. We will see what I will do.... Thanks for your support.

meow_mix450 02-13-2011 07:53 PM

I use the meguiars polish as well. I hope it works out; keep us updated on how it goes.

Versa S 2009 02-13-2011 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meow_mix450 (Post 31733)
I use the meguiars polish as well. I hope it works out; keep us updated on how it goes.

well the polish seamed to work, and then I just decided to do the tech wax 2.0. Let it dry like it says, but it seemed to glare up again when removing it like earlier, but deff. not as bad. I just went over it with detailier spray, and that seemed to do the trick. It looks good, the problems are gone. Now the only thing I'm worried about is when I go to wash it next time, will it do the same thing again???

iluvmyVersa08 02-13-2011 09:16 PM

If it happens again when you wash it, is it what you are using to wash it that is causing it?





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