Poor paintwork is not just a problem for old vehicles. Some new cars we see simply haven't been prepared very well by the supplying dealer and suffer from what we call “holograms” caused by either poor machine polishing or excess wax. Modern water based paintwork is soft and very easy to damage; simply washing your car with a sponge in a circular motion can cause what we call swirl marks – fine circular scratches in the paintwork, which soon leave your car looking dull, scratched and tired. Previously, the only solution was a re-spray. This is no longer the case.