How to Remove Swirls and Scratches

Between the stages of sanding, compounding, buffing and polishing, the one key factor that underpins them all is abrasion. Merriam-Webster defines abrasion as “a wearing, grinding, or rubbing away by friction.” Abrasion occurs during all of those aforementioned stages with varying degrees of aggression, and we implement this because defects in the surface of a vehicle’s paint have one key feature – their depth. Defects vary in their depth, depending on what those defects are. Let's explore two different defects and develop an understanding of their severity before we delve into what can be done to correctly remedy them. Swirl...

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