Hey whats the best product to remove rub blemishes,swirls,scratches?thanks.
Will it work on windshields as well? I have a few very fine little scratches in mine I would like to get out.
It depends on what type of windshield you have.
If it is the OEM, your options are limited, because it is made from hardcoated Lexan Polycarbonate. Even though it is more resistant to scratching than Acrylic, they do eventually scratch. The hardcoat not only resists buffing, but if you buff too much, you will go through the thin coating and destroy the shield. I had limited success buffing mine with 3M plastic cleaner, (Novus #2 and Mequiars works too), but it only gave me another year.
You can use an actual polish from those three mfrs, but polishes are just fillers. They don't get rid of the scratches. They just fill them in and make them harder to see. It has to be reapplied every couple of weeks as the film dissipates.
If you have an aftermarket Acrylic, they scratch easier, but scratches are very easy to remove. There is no coating on them, and all but the deepest scratches can be removed with one of the plastic cleaners. Use a microfiber or soft terry cloth so that you don't add new scratches.
My OEM+2 lasted 7 years before it became too bad to use, and I abuse my windshields.
I looked back, and you are right. I wrongly thought that the windshield question was from the OP. My bad!The OP never mentioned windshields.
You're probably going to need an orbital polisher to permanently remove swirls from clear coat. Some waxes can cover them up for a while, but it you really want to remove them, I don't think you'll have a lot of luck doing it by hand.Hey whats the best product to remove rub blemishes,swirls,scratches?thanks.
That's a valid point.Griot's Garage has a 3 inch orbital polisher that is more suited to use on the Wing... wielding a 6 or 9 inch polisher is going to cause more problems then it solves. Even with the 3 inch you have to be very careful.