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Best Swirl Remover for 2022

Get rid of your car's swirl marks and scratches with the the best products on sale.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
Sean Szymkowski
3 min read

Every driver's seen them, and every driver hates them -- those dang swirls on your car. It doesn't take much for them to appear, and once they're on, it can be difficult to get rid of them. That is unless you have the right product. Removing those spiderweb-like scratches in your vehicle's paint is as easy as using a high-quality swirl remover. 

Naturally, we decided to test these products to see which swirl remover came out on top amid a sea of products. Read on for the best swirl remover products and check down below to find out how to use a product.

‎Pinnacle Natural Brilliance

Meet the cream of the crop when it comes to swirl removers. Pinnacle Natural Brilliance has a miracle worker on its hands with its Advanced Swirl Remover. The company also says the product includes "diminishing abrasive technology." In other words, the goods inside the bottle break down and become smaller as you work in the product leaving no chance at creating new scratches. For those who're new to polishing in general, this is a great product with safety nets that are easy to use with phenomenal results.


Consider this a cheaper version of our top picks, which are also great for any paint color, but definitely black paint. Carfidant's scratch and swirl remover performed well in tests, especially for the price. We also like that it definitely restored luster and color to paintwork in the process. And, it comes with an applicator, which is handy if you don't have the proper tools already in your arsenal.

Comparison of the best swirl remover for 2022

Best swirl removerBrandNamePrice
Best swirl remover overall PinnacleNatural Brilliance Advanced Swirl Remover$50
Best swirl remover overall runner-up MenzernaSuper Finish 3500 High Gloss Swirl Remover$45
Best cheap swirl remover Chemical GuysVSS Scratch and Swirl Remover$20
Best two-in-one swirl remover 3DCar Scratch & Swirl Remover$27
Best swirl remover for any paint color CarfidantScratch and Swirl Remover$20

Swirl remover tips you should know

  • Know what kind of swirl or scratch you're dealing with: The rule of thumb is, if you can stick your finger nail in a scratch and feel it, a swirl remover isn't going to help.
  • Swirl removers are best for machine application: A little bit of heat and rotational force do swirl removers wonders when applying them. You can certainly try applying these products by hand, but look for the best results with a dual-action or random-orbital polisher.
  • Be sure to follow up swirl remover with the right products: After a swirl remover, which is essentially a polish, you should pull out some wax to seal things up. Or, if you're meticulous, use a glaze and then a wax.
  • Be patient: Swirls may show up quickly, but it can take time to buff them out. Work in small sections of the car and don't tackle too much at once.

Say goodbye to swirls with these Roadshow-approved products

We only pick the best for your cars. And that's because we use these products on our cars, too. With some patience and the right product, you can have your car looking like a million bucks in no time. We promise.

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