Making you car look brand new-car polishing
We all love the way our cars look when they come out fresh from the showroom. The smooth paint finish without any blemishes, scratches and stains catch people’s eyes instantly and siting inside a car with such finish make us feel happy and proud. However, with time flying, we find that the exterior of our car lose its initial gloss and shine. And we can even tell a car’s using age by simply having a glance at it.
Just like washing and waxing, car polishing will help to extend the life and beauty of the paint and exterior. However, it is often the step being forgotten between washing and waxing. In fact, polishing alone can get rid of most paint imperfections, scratches and stains and when done properly, it can completely revitalize the car’s exterior finish. It removes firmly bonded surface contaminants and subsurface paint defects, thus prepare the surface gloss for wax application.
These quick tips and techniques will help ensure that you’re polishing your car correctly, and they’ll go a long way towards improving your car’s finish.
Although polishing is best left to the experts, you can also try your hand at polishing yourself. Here are some tips and techniques you may find useful while polishing your car.
For the specific polishing, you can perform the procedure either by hand or by machine. When applying it by hand, make sure you have something like a foam applicator pad.
Polishing by hand. When applying it by hand, make sure you have something like a foam applicator pad. Put a small amount on the pad and begin polishing in a circular motion. This method does take quite some time, but one advantage it has over using a machine is that you can polish small areas the machine can’t get to. Once you have a layer of polish on, take another pad or microfiber cloth and wipe down the whole vehicle
Polishing by Machine. If you are using a polishing machine, make sure that the machine has a foam pad attached to it, similar to the hand foam pad you would use for hand polishing. Put the machine on 3 or 4; this is the best setting for polishing. Rub some of the polish onto the car, and bring the machine to the surface of the car before turning it on. Move the machine side to side and then front to back. Do this for each part of the car
Before doing the whole car, I always recommend doing a test spot on the worst area of the car. Always start with the least aggressive product first and see if it is doing what you want it to do. If not, step up to a more aggressive product and pad. Then use your next products and procedures and complete the entire process to see if it meets your expectations.
When you are finished with the test spot, and you are happy with the results, do the entire car! If not, it is time to go back to step one and re-evaluate your expectations and variables that come in to play. You also need to determine if there is something you can change that will help you meet your expectations. Maybe an extra step or a simple change in your process can take you from, ‘it looks okay’, to ‘Wow, that looks great!’ It takes a little more time but think of it as a little insurance on your personal satisfaction.