How To Buff And Polish A Car

Learning how to buff and polish a car with a good wax product is essential to keeping your car in pristine condition. Waxing your car on a regular basis provides a sealer for the paint and fills in small chips and scratches making them less noticeable. 

Supplies you will need:

  • Car wax (liquid or solid)
  • Sponge
  • Buffer rag
  1. Put the car wax on the sponge. If you are using a liquid wax, shake it well before pouring a small amount on the sponge. If you are using a solid wax, smear some of the wax from the container onto the sponge.
  2. Wax the top of the car. Spread the wax evenly across the roof of the car in a circular motion for an even polish. The wax may appear clear at first but will turn white as it dries. Work on one section at a time.
  3. Do not use car wax on rubber or plastic items. Try to stay away from black trim around the windows, door seals, and black plastic that may be used at the bottom of the doors around the outside mirrors. The chemicals in the car wax may stain these items a white color.
  4. Buff the area with the buffer rag. After the wax has had time to dry it will look hazy. Use the buffer rag to wipe off the wax. Rotate the buffer rag on a regular basis. The polished look will appear if you continually use a clean area on the buffer rag. 
  5. Repeat the process on another section of the car. Continue this process working your way from the top to the bottom of the car. 



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