Before you polish your car, wash it thoroughly so there is no dirt or debris on the vehicle that can leave swirls or scratches in the paint when you polish it. When the car is clean, wet a polishing pad with water and wring it out, then apply a moderate amount of polishing compound to the pad.
Spread the polish with the wheel, using a medium speed. The key is to keep the spinning pad parallel to the car’s surface to avoid swirl marks.
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Polishing your car removes defects like swirl, etching, scratches and oxidation while enhancing gloss and preparing your car for the protection it needs and deserves. For all of these types of defects there are different types of polish and pads to use with your Dual Action Polisher .
Polishing is an important step in the car-cleaning process, and it's something any diligent enthusiast should learn how to do.
A new car or one that already has a good coat of wax on it, may only need a wash and wax to maintain it, but a car with an average to neglected exterior may need to be clean and polished as well ...
Before we get into the detail of how to polish a car by hand, lets look for one moment at the subject of your cars paint hardness. You may not have realised but there is a difference, depending on the manufacturer in the hardness of the paints they apply to their cars.