How can I fix swirls in my car’s paint?

I bought a brand new Dodge Charger a few months ago, and I’ve started to notice swirling in the paint job and it’s starting to make my paint look a little bit dull. Is there any way I can fix swirl marks in a car’s paint?

Chloe Jenkins · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Congratulations on your new
Dodge Charger
! I’m sorry to hear that you’re having issues with swirls in your paint job. Luckily, you can remove these swirl marks by hand.
To get started on fixing the swirls in your
car’s paint
, you will need to collect the following, all of which can be purchased at your local auto supply store:
  • Car scratch remover or a swirl mark repair solution
  • Microfiber towels
  • Two buckets
  • Grit guards
  • Car washing solution
  • Clay bar
Now follow these steps to remove swirl marks:
  1. Wash your car using the two bucket method and a clean sponge or cloth. Be sure to work your way down from the top of your vehicle and rinse or replace your sponge often to avoid rubbing dirt against your paint.
  2. Follow the directions on your clay bar to remove any surface imperfections and rinse your car once the paint feels completely smooth.
  3. Polish your car with the scratch remover or swirl mark solution. Be sure to follow the directions on your chosen product for the best results.
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