Easy way to remove swirls from car paint

To completely remove swirls from your car’s paint you need to call in the professionals, but good results can also be achieved by the DIY enthusiast.

The most common cause of swirls are incorrect washing methods. Over time micro-scratches in a car’s clear coat becomes visible under direct sunlight, looking like spider webs. This is known as paint swirls.

Swirls in car paint

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South Africa is awakening

In light of Hyundai winning the South African Car of the Year Award 2012, I realised how far we as South Africans have come. Long gone are the days where anything other that Ford and Toyota was frowned upon.

Some degree of brand-stigma still remain among South Africans, but this is definitely not caused by manufacturers building bad cars. When last have you seen a car standing next to the road for anything other than a flat tyre? Cars are now more reliable than ever before.

You have to respect the Koreans, especially, for sticking it out in a country where most things foreign are met with hostility. Having been here since the mid-nineties, they have not enjoyed flourishing sales figures until more recent years. Not only have they drastically improve their products, to such a degree that it more than surpasses most traditional brands, they have actually managed to convince the inconvincible, us. Somehow our eyes were opened to quality, feature-rich and affordable cars. No longer are we stuck in our old ways, driving the cars our grandparents loved.

All around us these cars are creeping into garages, often replacing old favourites, and you know what? We are better off for it!

Top 5 reveals at the Geneva Motor Show 2012

The annual Geneva Motor Show is well known for being a platform used by manufacturers to debut their latest and greatest new cars, and 2012 was no exception. From once-off concept cars to production cars we can expect to see on our roads within the next few months, this year’s auto show was a flurry of excitement.

This year manufacturers took social networking by storm and did a very good job at making those that could not attend, part of the experience. For those of you that completely missed the auto show this year, I have selected my Top 5 reveals for 2012, from those we can actually purchase.

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