What Does A Car Polishing Kit Do?
We have a wide range of products that will ensure your vehicle retains its original paint, especially the clear coat that protects against UV rays, grime, and scratches.
The car polishing kit will refine your car, remove scratches, contaminants, and blemishes and leave it shining. If you do not take precautions, then all this can fail and cause more harm than good.
The reason why the car polish may ruin your car’s coating is that it contains abrasives, and if you use it at a high RPM, you will employ the compounds to the car, which will ultimately destroy the clear coat.
You will then be left with burned and cloudy paint, with holographics. However, when done correctly, it will actually enhance the car’s outlook.
How To Polish Your Car?
The best way to polish your car is to go to a professional, who will test the amount of clear coating you have left on the car. This is a crucial step for anyone that had polished their car previously, as it helps you know the amount of clear paint you have left.
If however, you have never polished before, then your car probably still has a good amount of clear coating, although it is still important to be careful with the process.
Potential Problems Associated With Car Detailing and Polishing
Car polishing is not without its fair share of problems. These are however all easy to rectify and correct. Here’s a look at three main problems:
If you polish your car aggressively, it will leave a thin layer of the clear coat, which is not good. Applying too much pressure with a machine will also cause the heat generated to burn the car paint.
This is also known as ‘buffer trails’ or ‘buffer swirls.’ They are formed when you use the wrong high-speed process of polishing.
Micro-scratches appear when you use circular movements with the polisher, and can easily be avoided by following the steps correctly.
To fix this: wash and dry your car using a microfiber cloth and avoid adding any scratches to the surface. Follow the correct polishing procedure.
Sometimes you may see faded paint, or a chalky residue on your car, especially on the roof, trunk, or hood. This is what we call oxidation, and it occurs during polishing. When the clear coat is sanded off, it exposes the paint to elements such as water, UV rays, and oxygen.
Can A Car Detail Polisher Damage My Car?
No. Not unless you apply it improperly.
Your car basically has a very thick layer of clear coating that protects it from UV rays and other elements that can destroy it. Polishing your car aggressively is doing it the wrong way, and will remove most of the clear coat.
When you lose the clear coat, the paint will start fading. So, think of your car polish as sandpaper, and do it slowly with love.