Need help with Swirls?? or Holograms??

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slooten123
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Need help with Swirls?? or Holograms??

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New to the forum here,

I have been doing basic detailing on cars since 16, have used machines to buff vehicles before with great results. I am trying to correct the paint on my Audi this spring and I am struggling. I bought the car from my dad, he unfortunately had an unlimited wash pass for the winter months and that driver thru wash did a number on the paint. Below I will list products used and in what order. I did a test spot on the trunk, looked fantastic. So I moved on to the whole car. Car looked much better, light scratches gone, much glossier. Then one day in the sunlight I see some issues on the doors, and the doors only. I have a picture attached of what it looks like. It is hard to catch, this picture looks much better than what it was before I tried harder to get rid of them, but I still cannot get ride of them. Here is what I did:

Wash car - Clay bar - wash again then,

Vehicle - 2010 Audi A8L - 113xxx miles on the od. Black color , not sure of the technical color.

Griots Garage G9 DA Polisher - I did season all pads as instructed, sprayed pads as needed to help with heat and all that good jazz.
Griots - MF cutting disc w/ MEguiar's D300 followed up by turtle wax hybrid solutions ceramic acrylic black polish with a Griots Orange correcting pad. - Looked great until the car was in the right sunlight and the doors looked terrible.

Next step

Griots Garage G9 Polisher - I did season all pads as instructed, sprayed pads as needed to help with heat and all that good jazz.
Bauer Blue compounding/correcting foam blue pad w/ Meguiar's 110 followed up Griots black finishing pad w/ Meg's 205 followed up with Griots Red waxing pad w/ turtle wax hybrid solutions ceramic acrylic black polish. - The picture is the finished result. I tried doing multiple passes with 110 and 205 to no avail.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. I am getting sick of just trying over and over with no luck and spending money on products that are not working. Also this marks really only show up on the doors, pretty much no where else.

Thank you in advance,

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