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    2016 BMW X3 Swirls

    We just picked-up a White 2016 BMW X3 for my wife since she was rear ended a couple of months ago, the paint looks likes it spent the majority of its life in "The Tunnel of Swirls"! I plan on attempting to correct the paint this weekend or next and was only looking for a head start on what AIO (preferably) and Pad choice that has worked well in the past. Of course, I'll perform my own test spots but was looking to get a head start.
    2016 BMW X3 Swirls-img_1973-jpg


    Also, I've tried to search the forums with "BMW" "BMW X3" in the Search Bar and have not received any results...hence my post.

    Thank you,
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    Re: 2016 BMW X3 Swirls

    Congrats on the pick-up! I have always had great results with the BlackFIRE AIO. After completion give it a wipedown with either of their spray waxes.
    BLACKFIRE One Step, BLACKFIRE Total Polish & Seal, polish and wax, cleaner wax, car polish

    Which machine and pads do you have?

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    Re: 2016 BMW X3 Swirls

    I have had good luck with Griot's Garage dual action polisher, combined with an orange cutting foam pad and a correcting compound like Jescar's.

    Finish with off with a micro polish cream with black polishing foam pad and you're golden, and top it off with your preferred paint protection product.

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    Re: 2016 BMW X3 Swirls

    Thank you for the replies. Currently have LC Orange (8-9), white (6 I think, they arrive today from AGO), and black (2). Iíll be using the HF DA. I agree on the BLackfire AIO but not 100% sure since Iíve never used it.

    Thank you again for the input.


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    Re: 2016 BMW X3 Swirls

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayfro View Post
    Thank you for the replies. Currently have LC Orange (8-9), white (6 I think, they arrive today from AGO), and black (2). I’ll be using the HF DA. I agree on the BLackfire AIO but not 100% sure since I’ve never used it.

    Thank you again for the input.
    Here is a review I did a while back on it before it was reformulated to what it is now. Seriously, its good stuff and very easy to use.
    Product Review: BLACKFIRE Total Polish & Seal

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    Re: 2016 BMW X3 Swirls

    Thank you for the info Mike. This just came in this afternoon!


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    Re: 2016 BMW X3 Swirls

    Off to good start.

    BMW paint tends to be on the hard side.

    Don't be too surprised if the one step after 4 - 5 passes does not remove all the scratches and swirls out.

    And don't try to get them all out either. It is a daily driver. Just get it cleaned, polished and sealed.

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