Can the combination of UC and a DA with an orange LC (CCS) pad cuase swirls? This seems to have happened. It actually seemed really really great just after doing it looking with a close-up light in the garage and at all angles, but now several days later out in the sun there is significant swirling that definitely was not from before. The roof actually seems a lot better but there are two differences: I used a white pad and a less aggressive green (when no whites were clean) with the UC, and i also worked the product for a short time (no more than 1min to 1.5min). Most of the rest of the car was with the orange (the spoiler and one front fender with white when the orange ones were dirty) but the rest of the car has a lot of swirls. I was so frustrated with how short the work time appeared to be, when it began to haze, on the roof with the UC (and previously test spots of M80 and M83), that i figured i wasn't working it as long as you could.....so i stretched that out to over 2min for the rest of the car.
1. Is the UC and orange pad a combination that will lead to this and HAS to be followed up with something else?
2. Could this be a factor of working the product too long, and if so, how are you supposed to know how long you can work it? I had watched the "How to use the PC" video and it seemed it was until it hazed (he used M80) which seemed to be multiple minutes. As mentioned above, all 3 products seemed to haze VERY quickly in no more than one minute. Is the working time of these products actually that short?
3. Do these polish/cleaner products actually hide swirls as well as remove them? Becuase the surface looked WAY better after polishing even under the garage light.......now you can EASILY see the swirls in the garage as well. The car was not done and i needed to take it somewhere, so i put Ultimate Quick wax on for some protection (the ultimate goal is a long lasting sealant). It was exposed to some light rain but now in most areas it is now hazy/cloudy and many more swirls evident almost as if the polish has washed off.
4. When you take off paint with these products, i always thought the underlying paint would have a nice gloss on it's own just like when it was new even when not enhanced with the polishing oils......of course only for a time until it oxidizes again, but for new paint that is quite a while. Why is it going hazy/cloudy as mentioned above so quickly (less than one week)? Once your paint is oxidized, are you then screwed and have to continually polish regularly for the life of the paint or when protected by a better product will it last potentially months? I definitely don't have it in me to do this every week! lol
I know i definitely need to tweek the process before i finish the remaining parts of the car and to go over the swirly parts again, so any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.