Swirl marks ‘likely caused by poor washing technique’

Drivers may find that despite using car polishes to revitalise their vehicle, swirl marks keep coming back, however, many may be unaware that the likely cause is them rather than contaminants on the road.

Ricochet's Rapid Detail suggested that motorists may be doing more harm than good when washing and drying their motor, with poor detailing tools and techniques one of the most common reasons why swirl marks keep on reappearing.

"Are you washing your car, or just damaging the paint? Most of the swirl marks that disfigure your vehicle are likely caused by poor washing technique," the blog stated.

To avoid this, drivers may wish to invest in microfibre cloths to dry the vehicle, while car polishes can get rid of the circles afterwards.

Kevin Wellman, estimator at Dutch Miller Chevrolet Body Shop, told Irontontribune.com recently that sponges should be avoided, as they can trap dirt and grit which is then rubbed all over the paint, ruining the finish.

Posted by Matt Casson

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