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A good detailer can take care of that for sure, but it's something you could easily do yourself with a DA and some research. Autogeek and Detailed Image were my go-to sites before using a DA for the first time last winter. Here are a few before/after pics.



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9 out of 10 times I get my car washed at a local Dannys and they have never scratched my car. I only have them do the machine washes and never the handwash, and they keep their mitts in a bucket of dirty water.

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And people think I'm a **** for never stopping by the local boy scout/baseball team..etc fund raiser car washes.

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Originally Posted by Tuffnuts23 View Post
And people think I'm a **** for never stopping by the local boy scout/baseball team..etc fund raiser car washes.
THANKYOU....... someone had to say it.

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In the future.. for yourself.. before you dry.. spray detail spray on the car while it's wet.. then wipe it dry. You can get gallons of the stuff from chemical

Even with microfiber towels.. drying the car can scratch it.

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Originally Posted by molesen76 View Post
i thought about going back, but i known when i just should leave something alone. it's two guy in a gas station plaza, i been to them multiple times with my silver truck but never really noticed how ****** a job they did , simply because it didn't show up on my silver truck like it did to my black mustang. no one really to blame here but me, i just wanted my car to look somewhat pretty for when i get my 19" amr wheels this week
Never, ever let idiots who do crappy work and who shouldn't claim to do what they do get off with no rebuttal. Please, do the world a favor, go back, and tell them that they suck. This country is filled with idiots who pose. Call them out and tell them how badly they need a new career. It's the humane thing to do.
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Nobody even gets to touch my black stang, unless, I know they what they are doing. I'm extremely paranoid about who touches my car.

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time to invest in a DA polisher! especially with a black car

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Originally Posted by Seventh View Post
Also I'd be interested to know if they use the dual-bucket technique for washing
Looks like they do... each guy has his own bucket of slurry!

In all seriousness, op, you can fix this yourself with the right tools and knowledge. Just go to and do some reading. Lots of options. I hope it works out for you!

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Originally Posted by scupking View Post
That sucks. I never let anyone clean my cars but me.
Quoted for the truth. No one washes my car but me.

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well, i'm glad to say that after a hell of a wash and hand wax i got the car looking much better. the swirl marks are alot less noticeable, especially after i hand waxed it with turtle wax ice for about an hour lol. i don't think it's considered a real "wax" but i like what is did.

i also got a microfiber and cloth foam applicator and some swirl remover .... than tested it out on my girlfriends black tsx
i didn't really see a difference,maybe i wasnt using it right. oh well, back to the how to videos!
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Originally Posted by RodgerJerney View Post
I don't pretend to know anything, but I'll bet most scratches come for the car being dried off.

Nobody washes my stuff but me. I use the leaf blower to dry it.

^^^I Agree^^^ except I don`t use the leaf blower any more. I spent the money & got a Air force Metro Blaster.

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Have it wet sanded by a Pro.

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Originally Posted by davidwli View Post
I even keep a large " DO NOT WASH" sign in my cars that I put on the dashboard whenever I visit the dealership for service as they sometimes forget my no wash instructions.
Ha, and I thought I was the only one who did that! I was even there when my car was delivered off the truck and insisted that they do not clean it prior to delivery.

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