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      07-03-2019, 08:30 AM   #1
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Swirl Marks after the first Hand Wash?

I took delivery of my car ab out 2 weeks ago. After its first wash I noticed some swirl marks all over the car. Most noticeable on the hood.

My Tanzanite Blue was extra option. The Detailer said that this is common upon taking delivery of cars. Sometimes these marks are hidden before taking delivery. And after the first wash you can see everything.

Now I will need a color correction. What do you guys think? Should I have the dealer take of this?
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      07-03-2019, 09:25 AM   #2
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Yep I have that now too 😭
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      07-03-2019, 10:52 AM   #3
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Bummer! Sorry to hear this happened to you. Would you mind posting some pics so others know what to look out for? I should have a TB coming next week and now I'm concerned...
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Bummer! Sorry to hear this happened to you. Would you mind posting some pics so others know what to look out for? I should have a TB coming next week and now I'm concerned...
I will once the sun comes out.
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      07-04-2019, 12:02 PM   #5
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Tanzanite Blue is a very soft paint. If you have even the slightest contaminants on your wash cloth or drying towel or didn't put enough water it will swirl. Tanzanite needs a lot of care to look good for a long time.
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This post is exactly white I only do White cars :/

Black/Blue are lovely colors but impossible to maintain.
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I clay barred, polished and then ceramic coated my Tanzite M4 when it was a few days old. I am very careful about washing it and periodically put a layer of Zymol Carbon wax on the car,
So far, so good.


My black Jaguar XK had swirl marks. The car was pristine in all other respects when I got it but I suspect the previous owner ran it through automatic car washes. I clayed it and them polished it with Meguiars 505 polish and then put several coats of Meguiars black wax.
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Exactly happened to my Tanzanite Blue G20, didn't notice the swirls on delivery. Only in direct sunlight Was really upset, so went to anotherplace to for external wash and speed polish.

Note to share and to self, just because a detailer has good reviews on google or yelp doesn't mean the process will be done well or to high detail standard.

Thank goodness for professional Youtube videos as I am a weekend warrior. With the same amount of money you could of purchased the beginner/professional Orbital polisher, pads and polish gel to get started..

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I also washed hand washed my car since delivery and i seen swirls, i thought i was tripping i guess a trip to the detail shop i go :
Portimao blue
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I also washed hand washed my car since delivery and i seen swirls, i thought i was tripping i guess a trip to the detail shop i go :
Portimao blue
Ok, so it seems to be a common thing. I wonder if dealers are doing this. I'm sure not on purpose.
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Any advice on this? Should I ask dealer not to prep the car for delivery (no wash, wax, etc) and do it myself? Did anyone bring their cars with swirl marks back to dealer and get them to address the problem?

Would be great to avoid the problem in the first place, though, if possible.
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Any advice on this? Should I ask dealer not to prep the car for delivery (no wash, wax, etc) and do it myself? Did anyone bring their cars with swirl marks back to dealer and get them to address the problem?

Would be great to avoid the problem in the first place, though, if possible.
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Any advice on this? Should I ask dealer not to prep the car for delivery (no wash, wax, etc) and do it myself? Did anyone bring their cars with swirl marks back to dealer and get them to address the problem?

Would be great to avoid the problem in the first place, though, if possible.

I had to reschedule my appointment. I'm taking it in next week. I'll update on how it goes
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swirl marks are a dealer installed accessory.
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I just take mine through the auto wash weekly...you guys are way too picky 🤣
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Dravit Grey...no swirls🙂
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I just take mine through the auto wash weekly...you guys are way too picky 🤣
What a novice.🥴
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