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    Re: Scratching or?

    Tony,

    Thanks for your swift and extensive response. I will take your advise and start trying some things to see variations. I was really amazed to read your comments on brand new towels as I have seen some pro detailers pull out only new towels on expensive cars. As the most expensive car I treat (my own) deserves the best I was of the opinion new ones would be the way to go. Will pay more attention there.

    Andre.

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    Re: Scratching or?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayfro View Post
    I had this happen to me a few months ago when I compounded and Polished an Audi S4 with Pinnacle, I went into panic mode thinking I marred the paint, but when I wiped in a different direction, mysteriously the marring/scratches "moved" in a different direction...WTH!!! As it tuned out, my MF towels were shedding fibers into the polish! I quickly changed towels and all was well in the world!!

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    Hi Jay,

    How did you notice fibers into yor polish. As you stated panic took over I guess it was not too obvious.

    Thanks for answering,

    Andre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre1961 View Post
    Hi Jay,

    How did you notice fibers into yor polish. As you stated panic took over I guess it was not too obvious.

    Thanks for answering,

    Andre
    It was very apparent when I pulled the car outside into the sun and since it was around 1:00 the sun was high and shining directly onto the hood where I did the test spot. Inside the garage it was hardly noticeable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayfro View Post
    It was very apparent when I pulled the car outside into the sun and since it was around 1:00 the sun was high and shining directly onto the hood where I did the test spot. Inside the garage it was hardly noticeable.


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    Thanks Jay,

    Unfortunately we only have sun in June overhere.

    Will try to change some things over the coming weeks and revert back if I found the cause. Unfortunately I need to go on a business trip so can only try later.

    Regards,

    Andre

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    Re: Scratching or?

    Some products just don't wipe off clean I find. Use a different product and make sure you're staring with surgically clean paint, clean tools and compatible products.

    Microfiber is not supposed to be used straight out of the package unless it's pre washed which is rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre1961 View Post
    Thanks Jay,

    Unfortunately we only have sun in June overhere.

    Will try to change some things over the coming weeks and revert back if I found the cause. Unfortunately I \need to go on a business trip so can only try later.

    Regards,

    Andre



    Where in the world are you, that you only have sun light during June?

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    Re: Scratching or?

    After watching the video:

    The first thing that came to mind is possibly the fact that polishing oils are still existing on the paint.

    Typically I wash my brand new towels also. But have also used fresh new ones no problem.

    But as someone had mentioned, some products don’t wipe off as clean. Possibly, at that time I would suggest a panel wipe. I am currently using Optimum Paint Prep. It has a nice glide to it. CARPRO Eraser is excellent too!


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    Re: Scratching or?

    I never use new towels without washing them first with a good microfiber wash like 3d towel clean.
    It may not make a difference, but I feel like they are softer and more absorbing

    Bill

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