View Full Version : What am i doing wrong?
Mar 15th, 2010, 03:15 PM
I, like most of you im sure, have fallen in love with scratchx 2.0. It takes a good deal of work and my arm got to tired for me to do all the scratchs on my car. Needless to say it works great, doesnt always totally remove everything but makes it a hell of alot better.
Now to my problem. I used Scratchx 2.0, whipe off and everything, but ive noticed a cloudy swirl where i applied the product (not paint damage, just on the surface). SO! the question is, how can i avoid that, or how can i get rid of them? Am i just not whiping enough?
Mar 15th, 2010, 03:25 PM
How are you applying it? What with?
What is the car, color?
Mar 15th, 2010, 03:33 PM
just a MF cloth. I have a black 2010 g37x coupe. Usually, ill put the product on the cloth and dab it lightly along the scratch (so i remember where it is) and then rub in the opposite direction and to an angle of the scratch. S
So if its a vertical scratch ill rub horizontally
Mar 15th, 2010, 03:45 PM
I'd want to try a smooth foam applicator pad, maybe a bit less pressure. Also a milder product would be a good option, like SwirlX.
Mar 15th, 2010, 03:49 PM
ah i live in canada, i cant find foam applicator pads OR swirlx at my local canadian tire/walmart. Ill try using less pressure though. So how should i go about getting rid of these cloudy marks? would just a wash work? (when i say applicator pads i mean mequiars)
Mar 15th, 2010, 09:46 PM
It depends what the cloudiness is.
If it is fine swirls/hazing, then a milder product would be wanted.
If it is just left over product you had a hard time removing, then a wash or QD would be a good answer.
Mar 16th, 2010, 07:21 AM
It's definitely the applicator you're using, in this case microfiber. Paint sensitivity is everything here, and being a black car doesn't help your situation. Just know that if you were to use terry cloth the hazing would be several times worse!! It is absolutely not the ScratchX 2.0 as there is nothing in it that can cause that type of marring to the paint.
If you have NXT Tech Wax, Gold Class or even Cleaner Wax paste, then you have a foam applicator pad. Wash that pad with dish soap and rinse it thoroughly, then allow it to dry. Now use that on the same area, with the same product, to restore the high gloss shine you're after.
Our Call Center gets this exact phone call almost daily, and it's always the applicator. A quick once over with a foam pad corrects the problem.
Mar 16th, 2010, 12:46 PM
okay thanks alot for the imput, ill try using some UQD to get rid of the marks. So is it fair to assume i should no apply plish/wax with a mf towel either?
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:09 PM
I would stick with the foam applicators. I posted a thread similar to this called Cotton Applicators. Do you mean that you are going to try and remove the cloudiness and hazing with UQD? UQD is not going to remove cloudiness in the paint, only loose contominants on top of the paint.
Mar 16th, 2010, 03:20 PM
i dont know why i thought UQD would work, i actually tried DC1. and without to much pressure it cleared up most of the clouding (i couldnt get all of it because my car is dirty, and i didnt wanna rub all the stuff into my paint). After a good wash it should be all good. But i gotta say DC1 got rid of some light scratchs without me even applying much pressure.. that stuff works great