I had the week off from work, so I took a day to put my Flex 3401 and PE-8 to good use. I spent the entire day and night working on my SQ5's paint. The final result is quite spectacular if I do say so myself. Almost two years of frequent car washes had taken its toll, and tiny micro swirls could be seen under certain conditions. I am convinced you can't avoid swirls in your clear coat when you have to wash your car as often as I do. They are inevitable. Now that all the swirls and imperfections are corrected, I will be applying a coat of GTechniq's C1 followed up with a coat of EXO V2 hydrophobic coating. These two coatings will help protect against harsh elements and swirls resulting from washes. I should have a video demonstrating my polishing process up soon. In the meantime, here are some finish shots:
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