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How To Polish Your Car

 How To Polish Your Car

Polishing your car helps preserve the original paint layer by removing stains and other paint defects. When done correctly, it helps restore the smooth, shiny finish to your vehicle's exterior by removing minor swirls and scratches, preventing paint oxidation, and brightening faded paint

Car polishing is usually carried out by a professional car repair shop. However, it is a simple process and with the right tools you can polish your car well to achieve the perfect finish

What you need to know before polishing your car

Only polish your car when necessary

car polishes are abrasive. For this reason, it is recommended that you only polish your car when necessary, as you remove a layer of paint with each polishing. If you polish too hard, the paint will become thinner over time. Therefore, limit polishing to once a year and wax your car every few months to maintain its beauty

Not all polishes are suitable for your car

Not all polishes are suitable for your car as some are more aggressive than others. When making your selection, it is important to consider flaws and swirls in the paint. It's best to use the least aggressive polish to remove as little paint as possible. Aggressive polishes should only be used on severe stains and swirls. After using an aggressive polish, a finishing polish should also be applied

With that in mind, here's what you should do to give your car a nice, clean shine

How to polish your car

materials required:

.polishing paste

.polishing pads

.rotary polisher

.Car wash soap

.car wash brush or pad

.hose and spray nozzle

.Several microfiber cloths

.tone bars

The polisher is intended to make the process easier, but you can also do it by hand with polishing pads. Manual polishing can be safer and at the same time a tedious and tedious task. However, using a polishing machine often produces better results because you can cut corners when polishing by hand

Polish the car

 Before leaving, park the car in a shady place and on a solid surface. Performing the work in direct sunlight may cause the polishing compound to dry faster than usual and cause the surface to become dull. In addition, a solid surface prevents the car's floor panels from getting dirty after washing

Next, remove nearby items that do not need polishing and cover anything that cannot be moved. This eliminates the need for cleaning after polishing the car

car wash

Wash the car, taking care to remove dirt and surface contamination

Make sure the paint is as clean as possible. Otherwise, you will simply drag dirt onto the paint while polishing

 Remove minor contamination with the Clay Bar 

Clean the car with microfiber and use the Clay Bar to remove any remaining contaminants from the paint. Using the clay bar is easy. It can remove even minor imperfections and dull colors. When you're done, wipe down the car again with clean microfiber. This will ensure that anything that could damage the paint is removed

Apply polishing agent

Prepare the polishing pad and polishing wheel. Moisten the pad with clean water and then apply polishing agent. Press the pad with the polishing wheel into the vehicle paint. Make sure the pad stays wet throughout the process to avoid damaging the vehicle's paint

Tackle one small section at a time 

Dry polishing with polishing agents is relatively easy. Once it hardens, it is difficult to remove. Therefore, work in small sections and spread the paint over the paint in regular circular movements and with constant pressure. Use the same measurements when polishing by hand. When you finish one section, move on to the next

Remember to clean the polishing pad regularly. Rinse frequently to ensure the polish stays clean. If the pad becomes too dirty, stop polishing and rinse

Be careful with the edges

Be particularly careful with decorative pieces near the edge of the upholstery

This is because the edges move faster and can cause a burning effect. Therefore, be careful not to press the edges into the paint

Clean the surface to get the final finish

After polishing all the necessary panels, dry the area carefully and thoroughly with a microfiber cloth. Finally, use the microfiber to remove any residue from the polishing process and the polishing paste remaining on the car

in the end

Car polishing keeps your car looking fresh without the need for new paint. It's a simple process and you don't need expensive tools to get the job done. However, you have to be careful not to damage the paint. Therefore, if in doubt, always consult a professional detailer

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