How To Remove Swirl Marks And Scratches on Black Car – Cadillac Escalade – Chemical Guys

How To Remove Swirl Marks And Scratches on Black Car – Cadillac Escalade – Chemical Guys


Welcome to the Detail Garage. As I mentioned before we have this black Escalade
in the shop. We prepped it by washing it and now we’re
going to clay it to get it ready for polishing. If you come closer you can see this car has
a lot of spider webs, hair line scratches and swirls and the paint is really rough. Since this car is black it is going to show
all those imperfections, scratches and swirls so we want to get it cleaned up and looking right. I got my buddy Gerry here and he’s going to
help me polish because it is about one-thirty right now and the owner is picking this up
at five so we need to hustle. We’re going to start by claying it and then
polish it. Starting off with the clay, we are using the
Cloy Block because this will save us a lot of time and effort since this is a huge truck
and doing this with a Clay Bar will take a long time. With the Clay Block we’ll cover a lot more
area while still picking up all the embedded contaminants and save us time. So it works in the traditional sense of any
clay, lubricate the surface and work back and forth in linear motions. No circles because if you pick up any kind
of contamination it will create a swirl and as I keep mentioning this is something that
is a lot easier to see and a lot harder to remove. So if you’re new to claying, what you’re doing
is actually pulling out things that are embedded in the paint. As you start it is going to sound rough or
drag but as you pull stuff out it will make the paint feel really smooth and slick which
is when you move on. Now that we’re done claying the surface it
is really smooth and you can’t hear that rough sound and my hand glides across nicely. It is time for the polishing steps. Over here I have my TORQ 22D, we’re going
with the bigger machine because this is a bigger vehicle, it has a 21 mm throw so it’ll
cover more surface area which saves us time and effort. Also we want to try and do a one step polish
with the V36 and an Orange Quantum Pad. These both tend to work pretty well together. This is a final micro abrasive polish that
will take down oxidation, scratches, swirls and water spots without having to follow it
with a second polish. I’m only going to apply about five dime sized
drops of the V36. I’ve already shaken up the product which mixes
all the chemicals and abrasives together. Before we start polishing we will spray it
with Pad Conditioner which helps reduce friction and reduces the chance of marring. The very first thing you want to do is blotch
out the product over the surface that you’ll be polishing. Since I’m only going to do half of the hood
I’m only going to blotch out a small section. On the lowest speed setting or speed setting
one we’re going to spread it out and bump it up to the highest speed setting which is
what we polish at. I’ve just finished polishing this side of
the hood so I’ll take the tape off so we can see the difference. Just using some regular quick detail spray,
this is P40 Quck Detailer, I’ll wipe off the excess residue that the tape left. Just by using the V36 we’ve gotten amazing
results. It has taken care of the water spots, oxidation
and most of the scratches and swirls on this half of the hood. Gerry and I are going to finish off the rest
of the vehicle and we’ll catch up with you guys in just a minute. Alright guys Gerry and I just finished polishing
off the Escalade and right now it is about four o’ clock which gives us enough time to
glaze it and wax it. So come back in here next time, tune in to
the Detail Garage where we wax it and get it looking right. If you want to learn more about these products
check it out on our website ChemicalGuys.com. If you like this video be sure to give it
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