Detailing and Polishing tip for the Cleveland AREA weather
Polishing Tips (Do it yourself)
Once youíve selected the correct polish, here are some tips to
make polishing easier:
1. Work on one area at a time covering 2 to 4 square feet. Buff
off residues as you go. This allows you to discover any problems
early before polishing the entire car.
2. Work on a dry finish. Polishes usually donít mix well with
water. Water droplets left on the surface can cause streaking or
make the polish difficult to remove.
3. If working by hand, apply polish with a cotton terry cloth or
terry applicator pad. If the applicator becomes caked with polish,
switch to a fresh applicator, (You may also be applying too much
4. Work in a shaded area out of direct sunlight.
5. If polishing residues donít buff off easily, switch to a
clean wipe towel.
6. Apply polishes in a back-and-forth, not circular motion.
Polishes should take out swirls, not create them. If you are
creating swirls, you are using a polish thatís too abrasive or have
grit on your applicator or wipe towel.
After polishing, the surface should be squeaky clean, smooth,
and free of streaks and swirls. Follow with a premium wax to protect
and enhance the paintís natural shine.