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I had some stripes put on my car yesterday and the guy stripped all the wax off before he did it and after I got home I noticed holograms all over the passenger side when it was in direct sunlight. I don't know how these got there a DA has never touched my car, I've always waxed it by hand. I don't know how I didn't notice them before I guess the wax was hiding them. I used Meguiars Ultimate Polish today before I put a coat of Gold Class wax on it. Hopefully the polish will remove them. Any ideas on how to remove them if the polish didn't work? I will post some pictures if they're still there.
 

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I had some stripes put on my car yesterday and the guy stripped all the wax off before he did it and after I got home I noticed holograms all over the passenger side when it was in direct sunlight. I don't know how these got there a DA has never touched my car, I've always waxed it by hand. I don't know how I didn't notice them before I guess the wax was hiding them. I used Meguiars Ultimate Polish today before I put a coat of Gold Class wax on it. Hopefully the polish will remove them. Any ideas on how to remove them if the polish didn't work? I will post some pictures if they're still there.
Holograms and buffer trails are typically caused by a rotary buffer (in the wrong hands). What did the installer do exactly to prep the car? If the blemishes were not caused by him, then they were likely there when you bought it (instilled by the dealer hacks and covered with fillers). Having said that, there are situations where I have seen products leave "pseudo" holograms but I doubt that is likely in your case.

You will need to use a compound/polish to actually abrade the surface and remove those blemishes. Meg UP is a good product but it is heavy in polishing oils that can mask light scratches/flaws. Personally, I would mask off an area approx 1'x1' using painters tape. Use this as your "test panel". ....the car or panel must be clean. Using a spray bottle, mix a solution of IPA (rubbing alcohol) and water (about 1/3 IPA to water). Using a good quality, soft towel (ie 100% cotton or micro fiber), spray the area and gently wipe. This will help remove the wax and the polishing oils I mentioned. ....examine the finish.

Starting fresh, now use the UP to polish the area. Take note of the results as you go by using halogen worklight(s) or puling the car out in the sun from time to time. If you want to check to see how much the polish is truly removing, use the IPA solution.

The idea is to use the test panel to gauge how well your products/process is working and to give you an idea of how much time/effort will be involved doing the entire vehicle.

....sorry for the cliff note version (Im responding via phone) but hopefully this will give you an idea.
 

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I'm thinking these are psuedo holograms because after I waxed my car there are some in other places on the car and if I spray some quick detailer on them and wipe them they are gone from that angle but then show up from another. The thing that gets me though is he said he was going to strip the wax before putting the stripes on and if they were psuedo holograms wouldn't they be gone if there isn't any wax? I don't know maybe he didn't get all the wax off or something. Does anybody know if Meguairs Gold Glass is bad for pseudo holograms?
 

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And now that I think about it I don't think it could be psuedo holograms because they were there after I washed the car in Dawn. I saw somewhere that pseudo holograms are the only holograms that move when you move (which is what these are doing) and actual holograms stay in the same spot, but I've heard the opposite as well.
 

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And now that I think about it I don't think it could be psuedo holograms because they were there after I washed the car in Dawn. I saw somewhere that pseudo holograms are the only holograms that move when you move (which is what these are doing) and actual holograms stay in the same spot, but I've heard the opposite as well.
....halograms caused by a rotary will move as your point of view does (hence the use of the term due to the halogram-like effect). What I was referring to as "psuedo" halograms (for lack of a better term) is what you can sometimes get during product application. They are similar but not quite. ....its more like a film and/or smearing. This can simply be a characteristic of the particular product you are using or a compatibility issue with a product/residue on the surface.

If you washed the car in Dawn and noticed the blemishes were still in the finish, it will likely need corrective action to resolve. ....similar to the course I outlined earlier. Halograms/buffer trails are simply fine marring in the finish. If you find the UP isn't cutting it (literally) then a good OTC solution is Meguairs Ultimate Compound. If the UC works, then you can follow up with the UP and call it a day. ....using your choice of wax/sealant at the end of course.
 
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