I recently detailed my Shelby which is used for cruising and car shows. , see here Shelby 50th Anniversary Celebration Car Show Prep 10 GT500-Meticulous Detail
, I used halogen lights in a garage.
Here is the issue, I still notice light swirls and scratches in the paint but they are only visible in sunlight or at night under a street light or garage light and you MUST look at the paint at an angle. I have tried taking picture to post up but they don't show up in the photos.
Second issue is on some of the fender and door edges there is marring from the car cover. This marring is from the cover rubbing on the edges and it looks like a white haze. The haze is hard to see and you have to look at it at angles, again it doesn't show up in pics that well. I had no choice but to use the cover because the car was kept in a driveway, but I am moving to a house with a garage shortly and will not be using a cover.
I have polished the car twice since new with a DA and am wondering how far I should push the issues. The car will be put away for the winter and I am wondering if I should take this time to tape off the car and work on each panel and section until perfection without time being an issue or just leave it alone? I also don't want to keep polishing the car every year removing more and more clear coat.
I am also concerned about the marring because it is on the fender and door edges, don't wanna burn the paint.
I go to allot of car shows and check out allot of cars from resto-mods to exotics and I have noticed the same light swirls and scratches on 99% of the cars. To be honest I don't think I have ever seen a car without them unless it was a silver color.
I have some CG Glossworkz on hand and was going to give that a shot and top it with a sealant and then wax.