What is Machine Polishing process?
Machine polishing, and hand polishing for that matter, has one action. It removes paint, also known as “cutting”. The purpose, is to remove clear coat scratches.
You should only ever machine polish a car when necessary to avoid removing an excess of clear coat. We use a paint depth gauge to determine how thick the paint is, and if it’s safe to polish it. It’s normally safe to use a machine polish on a brand new car.
Polishing will not remove scratches deeper than the clear coat. So if the scratch looks grey or white in normal lighting, polishing won’t work. See below the images before and after polish.
Clear coat scratches aren’t visible in low-level lighting, but they do make the car look duller and flatter overall. However, they can be seen in direct sunlight and often look like swirls or spider webs.
As a general rule, light machine polishing a car should not be done more often than once a year, and only after claying the car. However, you should not machine polish a car as part of a routine and should use a paint depth gauge to determine if it is safe to machine polish.
We highly recommend a layer of Car paint protection after polishing the exterior. You can opt in for Wax or Paint Sealant Protection but for better results you should consider better options Such a CERAMIC COATING.
How many Stages of Polishing do my car needs?
1- STAGE PAINT CORRECTION
This as the title says it is a single stage polishing job. It is suited for vehicles that are fairly new and has been very well maintained, with a paint work in a very good condition. The single stage paint correction is intended to remove small marring and swirl marks that are lightly removed. It is then followed by wax or paint sealant to protect the paint work.
2- STAGES PAINT CORRECTION
This is suited to cars that have moderate swirl marks and light scratches. At this point, we’re going to use (2) different polishes and pad combinations. Normally we start by using a more abrasive polish first, then stepping down to a finer compound, to remove any light scratches left by the first step. We do recommend this process for vehicles ageing between 1 to 5 years old, followed by Wax, Paint sealant Protection or Ceramic Coating to protect the paint work..
3- STAGES PAINT CORRECTION
This is suited to cars that have heavy swirl marks, scratches and other paint defects. This process involves using 3 different polish and pad combinations.The first step involves using a heavy cutting compound, with a machine polisher, and polishing pad – to really dig into that paint damage. The second step progressively decreases the grit, and finally, a light polishing compound should smooth out the damage. We do recommend this process for vehicles over 5 years old followed by Wax, Paint Sealant Protection or Ceramic Coat.
AutoGlym Headlight Restoration Compound
Headlight restoration is a way to restore, repair and clean cloudy, hazy headlights of your vehicle. Years of exposure to the sun and other environmental factors takes it toll on plastic headlights, making them go cloudy and hazy or can even turn some yellow.
Due to all vehicle headlamps now being made from plastic rather than glass it is possible to restore them to a new like condition at a fraction of the price of buying new units. Nothing makes the car look better or newer than headlight restoration and nothing makes a vehicle look more horrible & older than having foggy & dull headlights.
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