Buffing a car is a process that helps to remove a small layer of paint from a car’s finish in order to expose a fresher layer of paint underneath. In fact, this process restores the car’s original luster and will improve the car’s overall appearance. So, it’s recommended to buff your car for at least once every 2 to 3 months to keep it looking new and fresh. So, below are some the tips you will need to perfectly buff your car.
TIP-1: Wash the Car Thoroughly:
-Park your car in a shady spot: Park your car somewhere and wash it to make sure the surface looks cool. Additionally, parking in a shade while washing your car will help to prevent soap stains from appearing on the car’s surface.
-Put water and soap in a bucket: Add water in the bucket until it’s filled and the water is sudsy. Use only car wash-specific soaps. Consider, reading the soap packaging for the amount of soap to dispense.
-Take a large sponge and submerge it into soapy water: Remove the sponge from soapy-water and squeeze out about half of the water then place the sponge on the car and begin washing.
-Move the sponge in circular motions: Use the sponge in circular motions across the body of the car while paying special attention to crevices and cracks that may have dirt trapped. Once the car has been completely cleaned, clean-off all of the soap.
TIP-2: Choose a Buffer:
-Use a high-speed buffer to get the finest results: High speed buffers will eliminate surface scratches and blemishes completely leaving behind a brilliant shine. However, training is recommended to master a high-speed buffer. On the other hand, using a high-speed buffer can strip the paint and damage the finish permanently by causing swirls and scratches.
-Pick a random orbital buffer for great results and a nice sheen with minor effort: A random orbital buffer is easy to use and no training is required. Random orbital buffers also use significantly less compound than a high-speed buffer.
-Consider manual buffing if cost is an issue: Manual buffing is the most labor intensive option that will give the least effective results. In fact, it takes much longer than high speed and random orbital buffing and the finish will not last as long with manual buffing. However, manual buffing requires the least amount of equipment but requires the most of amount of product and time. But the results are usually an uneven finish that will not last as long as alternative buffing means.
-Buy a polishing or compound product: Get a polishing or compound product that will achieve the desired results with your car. In fact, compound is needed if there are deep scratches in the finish while polish is used if the body paint is in great shape already and just needs an increase in shine. Both products can be used with the buffer.
TIP-3: Start Buffing Your Car:
-Dry the car with a chamois or clean, soft towel: Use a soft microfiber-towel to work around the entire car to ensure that it’s completely dry.
-Apply a generous amount of polisher or compound: Get a good amount of polisher or compound and apply it directly onto the body of the car. Begin testing with the hood to examine results easily.
-Place the buffer on the polishing product: Put the buffer on the polishing product and move the buffer around to spread the product evenly. Use small, circular motions to effectively buff each partition on the car. Consider continue buffing in firm, circular motions to work the entire product into the finish and reveal the shine.
-Buff until the car-body achieves a sheen: Continue buffing the product into the car’s surface until it develops a sheen. Do this on every section of your car until you get desired results.