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Just a couple of questions

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Hi, Having read through lots of very useful advice on this forum, there a couple of things I'd like to check.

I have a diamond black Golf GTI, which has unfortunately picked up a few swirls, probably due to my poor wash technique, before I discovered this site!

I don't have a PC and don't really trust myself with one so want to try and improve the appearance by hand.

Am I right in thinking that Autoglym Super resin polish can be used to 'fill' the swirls? I have a bottle that is about 12 months old, I stopped using it because I thought that it's mild abrasives had contributed to the swirled appearance.

Can you clay a car too often?

I have been using Megs NXT tech wax, can I apply this on top of the SRP?

Thanks

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Yes, srp has fillers and layered, it will go a fair way to hiding swirls.

You only need to clay about once every six months, at maximum. The first time I clayed my Passat was when it was about 14 months old, and it didn't desperately need doing.

You can add wax on top of srp, yes.

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it won't do is masses of harm, so long as you use plenty of lube. But that much, unless you're next to a railway track or building site, is overkill and not needed.

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Am I right in thinking that Autoglym Super resin polish can be used to 'fill' the swirls? I have a bottle that is about 12 months old, I stopped using it because I thought that it's mild abrasives had contributed to the swirled appearance.

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SRP itself wouldn't have contributed to the swirls - these are far more likely to be inflicted during the washing and/or drying stage. What were you using to apply it?

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With SRP, as long as you use a good quality applicator and clean microfibre for removal then you should be fine.

Also apply small amounts, you'll know when you're using too much as it dusts quite badly upon removal.

As mentioned, is most cases it's the wash & dry process that can cause the swirling. 169144-ok.gif

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Its fair to accept that when you wash your car over time, you will get atleast the cobwebbing (very very light hazing/swirl marks on the surface).

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Thanks for the advice.

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What were you using to apply it?

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I used auto glym perfect polishing cloths. Now got megs foam applicator pads and microfibre cloths to remove.

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