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Be careful who you have take care of scratches on your vehicle as the results can turn out like this car. 2003 VW Passat came to us with heavy buffer swirls from a less experienced auto detailer and the funny thing is they didnt even remedy the isolated deep scratch at the top of the door. Here are a few more photos which speak for themselves, followed by a video of the steps it takes to correct the paint.

The heavy buffer swirls were installed by an inexperienced buffer whos buffer "trails" or holograms leave behind a trail of the erratic method to his madness.



Luckily the entire car wasnt as swirled as the passenger rear door (Where the original scratch was, which was supposedly removed, although still visible) and rear quarter panel





Buffing compound left in the seal of the rear door



Before touching the vehicle I gathered some paint depth's using a special gauge to read the paint thicknesses around the entire vehicle and on average we saw a reading of 2.7-3.1Mils of Paint/Clearcoat available. Most vehicles come from the factory with 1-2 Mils of clearcoat:



These two panels of which had been buffed heavily before, read between 2.3 and 2.5Mils of paint. I estimated that this particular vehicle had 1Mil of clearcoat available so wetsanding buffing and polishing had to be done with extreme caution as to not fully remove the clearcoat as the previous person had gone WAY too aggressive to remove that much paint (The clearcoat is what provides the gloss you see on the vehicle as well as a UV protection from the paint or color underneath from fading)



The following video shows a method of machine wetsanding to remedy said scratch, as well as the removal of the bufferswirls installed by the previous detail, using proper paint correction techniques. Hope you enjoy.



Here is a 50/50 Comparison on the rear quarter panel:



Heres the corrected panels:





Finals of the entire car:








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- Blake
NorthWest Auto Salon
Seattle's Premier Auto Detailing Facility
 

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man i wish you'll could detail my passat. shit's in dire need of a good detailing. gotta find a detailer around here
 

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Holy sh*t, was the previous detailer using a DA or something? I have never seen anything that bad.

Great turn around, I bet the owner was ecstatic.
Great results.

to answer your question: No, thats not from DA, thats from rotary most likely with 9-10" wool pad working under the sun by somebody who doesnt know what they are doing
DA cant do that kind of damage
 

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The previous "detailer" needs to have his rotary shoved up his _____ and be forbidden to work on a car again. Excellent recovery effort!!!
 

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man i wish you'll could detail my passat. shit's in dire need of a good detailing. gotta find a detailer around here
Where are you located? Maybe one of us on the Detail Board could assist you. Have you posted for a detailer request in your area?

Great results.

to answer your question: No, thats not from DA, thats from rotary most likely with 9-10" wool pad working under the sun by somebody who doesnt know what they are doing
DA cant do that kind of damage
I also would come to the conclusion that the previous detailer was buffing on edge as well, to create those tightly packed erratic mess of buffer swirls.

It's amazing what some people would pass off as being WORK... and they took money for that.

Nice write up, and great video.
I couldnt believe it either. You would be amazed of some of the previous work we get to remedy. Thanks for the praise!

very nice work. i enjoy reading your writeups.
Stay tuned, cause they will keep coming.

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The previous "detailer" needs to have his rotary shoved up his _____ and be forbidden to work on a car again. Excellent recovery effort!!!
Thanks for the praise :bow1:
 
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