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Hi

Anyone else had issues with swirling/ marring on their paintwork? Could see it in the sun even before the first wash and it seems to be getting steadily worse (still under 2k miles, 3 washes)

Had a dealer look at it who reckons it was an issue with initial prep (referred me back to the supplying dealer) but it seems the finish is just not very 'hard'

Colour is Narvik black

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I think I've been lucky and my dealer seems to have treated the paintwork well on my new E Pace, but you hear these stories regularly from auto detailers who do aftermarket work like ceramic protection coatings. If you read their FAQs or talk to them about work on your car, you often end up in discussions of the need for "deep" polishing before doing any additional work.

In your case, with this happening with just 3 washes, it seems like a discussion with the supplying dealer would be in order.
 

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When you got the car no doubt it was polished quickly and as most valeted polishes contain fillers the swirls put in by the poor washing technique were masked. As you wash the car the fillers will be removed exposing the swirls.

That said you have a black car which is a nightmare and unless your wash technique is spot on including the very important drying stage you will be adding to the marks. Post back how you wash your car or check on YouTube. FWIW buy a tube of Autofiness Tripple polish. Or visit a detailer for advice.
 

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Thanks Pwood for the advice. Useful as I didn't consider that the initial dealer wash was the issue and then masked with the initial polish

But yes, now I know - black cars are nightmare!

I haven't washed the car myself (no easy access to water where it's parked) so use a hand car wash at a respected local german car specialist - the car wash there preps the cars for the showroom so it's about as good as I can manage and they are pretty attentive/ thorough

The car's booked in next week for a technical investigation so I'm now awaiting the outcome of that. Thanks for the Tripple tip - perhaps I'll have to get it washed in future, get home and do the detailing. Hassle!

Will post back with the results of the dealer visit
Thanks again
 

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Check Out something called Optimum No Rinse (ONR) which if done correctly is really effective and all you need is a bucket containing the solution and suitable wash mitt and quality microfibre cloths. And no rinse required. Obviously mega caked on dirt would be wise to hit with a pressure washer at a local garage beforehand sans the mega strong detergent.
 

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Swirls are part of a new car when delivered as the dealers wash monkeys (No offence meant to any cleaners at the dealers .)do not get the time to do it properly, You should request that the dealer pays for the car to be detailed by a pro .
Also look up www.detailingworl.co.uk for loads of advice and properly cleaned cars .
 

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I have Narvik black also and had mine detailed before pick up. Paint had to be corrected and detailer mentioned how soft the paint was. Mine was in getting a ceramic coating so hopefully that will help eradicate any future problems. Also car comes up great after a decent wash now as well.
 
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