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Old 11-29-2018, 03:42 PM
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I have a question for you, and I would appreciate any advice. On my white .1 GT3 I used M105 and Jescar with a microfiber pad on my hood, and the minor imperfections (almost look like little hairs - not swirls) are gone now. But I still see small little pin ***** marks (even high on the hood) that you can't feel with the touch, so I am not sure if these should come out with more effort or not. I don't want to go too far on the clear coat, but at the same time I am not sure if I am going far enough. On the rest of the car I generally only see these tiny hairs (almost like lint) that buff out with a few passes. White cars hide so much. :-)

How would you know if you could go farther or not? Paint depth gauge?

Thanks for the help!
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I have a question for you, and I would appreciate any advice. On my white .1 GT3 I used M105 and Jescar with a microfiber pad on my hood, and the minor imperfections (almost look like little hairs - not swirls) are gone now. But I still see small little pin ***** marks (even high on the hood) that you can't feel with the touch, so I am not sure if these should come out with more effort or not. I don't want to go too far on the clear coat, but at the same time I am not sure if I am going far enough. On the rest of the car I generally only see these tiny hairs (almost like lint) that buff out with a few passes. White cars hide so much. :-)

How would you know if you could go farther or not? Paint depth gauge?

Thanks for the help!
If you can't feel those spots, leave them be and do not bother with a PDG. A good rule of thumb is to view PDG data as a general idea of what's going on, not empirical data to found aggressive actions on.
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The least intrusive and most (immediately) cost effective thing is to apply a carnauba wax or synthetic polymer via a dual-action machine. Those products will artificially fill much of those microscopic voids/scratches that are causing the light refraction(what you see as "swirls").

Hope this helps shed some light on the topic for you. If you'd like a referral, I have a few people I'd trust in Florida. Just ask.



thanks for this info. I needed to get something done, so I went with a paint sealant. I had the carnuba wax, but took it back in favor of the sealant based on comments read here. I must have had the microscopic scratches as it looks pretty darn clear now, and I don't see the swirl marks anymore. Of course, an expert eye may be able to point out some issue to me. Glad I did not go with the glaze in case I do decide to go with correction and then some sort of correction and film.

Sure, who do you know in FL? I'm in St. Augustine area.
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The least intrusive and most (immediately) cost effective thing is to apply a carnauba wax or synthetic polymer via a dual-action machine. Those products will artificially fill much of those microscopic voids/scratches that are causing the light refraction(what you see as "swirls").

Hope this helps shed some light on the topic for you. If you'd like a referral, I have a few people I'd trust in Florida. Just ask.



thanks for this info. I needed to get something done, so I went with a paint sealant. I had the carnuba wax, but took it back in favor of the sealant based on comments read here. I must have had the microscopic scratches as it looks pretty darn clear now, and I don't see the swirl marks anymore. Of course, an expert eye may be able to point out some issue to me. Glad I did not go with the glaze in case I do decide to go with correction and then some sort of correction and film.

Sure, who do you know in FL? I'm in St. Augustine area.
The closest I can speak of at the moment is Karim Fritz of https://superiordetailer.com/. But he is in the Orlando area.
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Thanks very much for this very imformative thread!

I apologized if i missed this but what do you suggest to clean and protect the cloth seats on a GT3 Touring?
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Originally Posted by PKF 19 GT3T View Post
Thanks very much for this very imformative thread!

I apologized if i missed this but what do you suggest to clean and protect the cloth seats on a GT3 Touring?
Try Dr. Beasley's microsuede cleanser: LINK
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