You should only use polish on your car when necessary to remove minor scratches, oxidized paint and other defects. If you do this too frequently, it can wear away the protective layer on the clear coat and cause further problems with your car’s paint finish.
How Much Does It Cost To Polish Your Car?
The cost of polishing your car will range from $100 – $200 if you hire someone else. If you do it yourself, you’ll spend around $20 on polish and wipe rags.
You can buy a range of polishes for different purposes. These can be applied by hand or machine and they will generally work on all paint finishes.
How to Polish Your Car: Wash, Apply Compound and Polish with a Pad
When you are ready to start polishing your car, first wash it using a car wash. This will remove any dirt that may be left behind from the last time you washed it.
Next, make sure you have the right tools for the job. You will need a good pair of gloves, a soft cloth or microfiber towel, a buffer or DA polisher (depending on the type of polish you’re using), a cleaning solution and polishing pads and compound.
To get the best results, you should always use clean pads and compounds and avoid rubbing contaminants into your car’s paint. The contaminants will break off and smear onto the surface you’re working on, which can lead to scratching.
Using too much polish is also a bad idea, as it can create a sticky, dried up mess to clean up later. To prevent this, only use a small amount of polish on your car at a time and spread it across the surface of your car before you start applying pressure to it with your buffing pad.