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Old 05-07-2018, 08:18 PM   #1
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What can I do with my car that already has ceramic??

Hi all,

First post here to be gentle!! So I've just brought a car that's 1.5 years old. The guy who brought it new had a GTechnic ceramic coating done. However it doesn't look like he hand washed it as there are now a fair amount of swirls.


What can I do to reduce these swirl marks? From my very limited understanding I can't polish them out (without trying to remove the ceramic) so was wondering what type of products I could use to get at least hide them?

Also there are a couple of areas on the car that are hard gloss plastic, these have even more swirl marks. Can I just use a basic polish > wax > sealant on these?

Many thanks

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Old 05-07-2018, 09:04 PM   #2
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youll not remove the swirls, without polishing, and thatll remove the coating.
but atleast (hopefully) the swirls are just in the coating, and not your paint!

id be curious how the coating was holding up. is it still beading well etc. if not, then id have no guilt getting out the polish.

now, if youre determined to keep the coating (as I would probably be myself), id be looking for masking techniques. ie glaze or AIOs. id probably start with a mild paint cleanser, like AG SRP which is packed with fillers. probably give it a good 2 coats, and if youre not happy with the results, then youll have no choice but to get to cutting back the paint.
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:56 PM   #3
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Though carpro essence plus was meant for repairing damaged coatings ie swirling without removal of the coating itself. More a repair/top up to original coating


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Old 06-07-2018, 11:44 AM   #4
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Thanks guys,

Might give that carpro essense plus a go.

It still beeds well and it has a very lush feel to it, and bugs etc come off really well so it still working on that front. This is a close up of the current state:






And this is the plastic I mentioned - any ideas here?? :


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Old 08-07-2018, 01:44 PM   #5
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I would start from scratch. polish it to remove all marks and reapply a coating.
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Old 13-07-2018, 11:16 AM   #6
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It depends on how much money you are willing to pay really.

The more expensive option would be to have it detailed professionally to remove the swirls and scratches and then coated again, coatings don't last for ever!

Or if you were looking to save a few pounds use a product like colinite, its easy to apply contains fillers and lasts a long time.
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Old 13-07-2018, 08:43 PM   #7
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Essence plus is what you need bud this contains sio2 to repair the coating and mask the swirls you have. It is easy to use either by hand or DA or like others have said, get it detailed by a reputable professional Detailer
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