Video: How to Wax your Car Using a Polisher

Need to wax your car, but don’t have the time or inclination to do it all by hand? Who can blame you? Besides, power tools are awesome. So let’s learn how to use a polisher. Don’t worry, you got this.
 

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How to wax your car using a polisher

 

Need to wax your car, but don’t have the time or inclination to do it all by hand? Who can blame you? Besides, power tools are awesome. So let’s learn how to use a polisher. Don’t worry, you got this. 

Before you get the wax out, the prep process is an important part of the waxing adventure. 

1. To ensure there’s no old wax or stuck on dirt and grime that will foul up your wax job, you’re going to want to clean the car. 

2. Put your hand in a plastic bag and gently rub your hand over the surface of your car.

3. The bag will help to detect any stuck on grit and dirt that has adhered to the paint and can’t be removed by simply washing the car. 

4. Grab the clay and ensure it is well lubricated using a spray detailer. 

5. Start to move the clay over the surface of the car, as it picks up dirt and grit. 

6. Apply more detailer spray once the clay starts to drag or catch.

7. Keep folding the clay into itself so that the grit is not being dragged across the whole vehicle. 

Okay, now you’re ready to get to the wax.

8. Apply some of the liquid wax to the bonnet on the head of the polisher in an X shape.

9. Dab that onto the paint to prevent the wax from splattering.

10. Working in straight lines overlapping each section, begin to move the polisher over the panel - doing one panel of the car at a time. 

11. It’s a good indication that more wax needs to be applied once the polisher starts to drag on the paint. 

12. Use the lock function to operate the polisher continuously without having to hold down the trigger.

13. Make sure you don’t keep the polisher sitting on the same spot for any extended period of time, as you could burn through the paint. 

14. Once you’ve finished working on one panel, turn off the polisher and set it aside 

15. Remove the wax and buff that panel to a shine using a microfibre towel.

16. Repeat the process with the other panels on your vehicle. 

When you’re done, put the polisher away and wash the wax applicators and towel with a mild detergent to prolong the life of your accessories.

We told you it was easy. Now look at that shine. What’d we tell you? You got this.

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