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The swirls on the door look like marks from a past machine polishing that wasn't done correctly. They're known as buffer marks and I see them all the time on black cars. The only way to remove them is a LOT of hard work by hand or a decent machine polish by a professional.

If you're going to try removing some of the hazing and marks by hand, get a bottle of Autoglym Super Resin Polish (SRP) and about 4 new, clean cloths. Wash and clay the area to be polished. Apply a small amount of SRP to a cloth (4 pea sized blobs should do a door) and apply to the door using slight pressure and a circular motion. Keep doing this until the polish begins to break down and begins to go slightly clear, as it does so apply a bit more pressure.

Once the polish has broken down into a semi transparent state, leave it to dry on slightly. Then buff off with a clean cloth.

Using that method the Corsa I did went from this;



To this;

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The swirls on the door look like marks from a past machine polishing that wasn't done correctly. They're known as buffer marks and I see them all the time on black cars. The only way to remove them is a LOT of hard work by hand or a decent machine polish by a professional.

If you're going to try removing some of the hazing and marks by hand, get a bottle of Autoglym Super Resin Polish (SRP) and about 4 new, clean cloths. Wash and clay the area to be polished. Apply a small amount of SRP to a cloth (4 pea sized blobs should do a door) and apply to the door using slight pressure and a circular motion. Keep doing this until the polish begins to break down and begins to go slightly clear, as it does so apply a bit more pressure.

Once the polish has broken down into a semi transparent state, leave it to dry on slightly. Then buff off with a clean cloth.

Using that method the Corsa I did went from this;



To this;

Nice, thanks.

So that stuff that I bought then, what's that for is that protection, or is it polishing, or a bit of both?
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auto balm is just for protection....SRP has some cutting ability to remove imperfections and fillers to dill in any imperfections....
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auto balm is just for protection....SRP has some cutting ability to remove imperfections and fillers to dill in any imperfections....
So could I SRP it then autobalm it
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So could I SRP it then autobalm it
I believe so, some LSPs (last stage products, waxes and sealants etc.) have trouble bonding over oily products or polishes but over SRP it shouldn't be a problem. I always apply my wax over SRP.
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