How To Safely Avoid Swirl Marks
Changing your wash technique and using the right products is the easiest way for you to minimise those pesky swirl marks.
Picture this, you've just spent hours cleaning your car, the sun is shining, you stand back and admire your car and it looks absolutely fantastic. Good work! But hold on. You take a few steps closer and then all you see is your paintwork covered in fine scratches/swirl marks.
Why does it matter where I start? Well, let us explain. Your wheels and tyres are likely to be the dirtiest part of your car. If you left these until last, you risk the high possibility of flinging the dirt back on to your freshly washed paintwork - nobody wants that.
It's an easy mistake to make, but by starting with your wheels and giving them a thorough wash first, you're able to stop the spread of these contaminants to freshly washed panels.
Don't be fooled into using 'colour-changing' or iron removal alloy wheel cleaners too frequently. The reality is, that these are strong chemicals to be used on your wheels week-in week-out. Yes they're great for your Instagram pics, but think about your wheels.
A non-acidic wheel cleaner like our Ocean Blast is ideal to safely remove grime and break dust effectively.
The safest way to start is using the two bucket method (one bucket for your shampoo and another for rinsing out your wash mitt). Using this method will help avoid creating swirl marks to your paint.
We'll use one bucket for our shampoo mixture. In this instance we're using our Very Berry Gloss Shampoo. Your second bucket is used as a rinse bucket. Simply fill it up with water - nothing more. The idea here is once you load up your wash mitt with shampoo solution and clean away on your car, you then wash off the mitt in the rinse bucket. This will help keep your wash mitt clean and your shampoo mix clean too.
Very Berry Gloss Shampoo is a highly concentrated pH Neutral car shampoo that will gently wash your car. It contains a high grade lubricated formula which incorporates added carnauba wax, which leaves a stunning gloss to your paintwork.
Don't worry. If your car is already covered in swirls, why not take a look at our Vanity Swirl Concealer Polish to help reduce and minimise their appearance?
Vanity is an advanced, swirl concealer polish, containing sophisticated polymers and ultra-fine abrasives to reduce and fill in fine swirls in your paintwork. It’s packed with gloss enhancing agents to create a superior, high gloss to any car. It’s perfect for hand or machine application to reduce the visibility of swirl marks, leaving a glossy, wet-look finish.