Polishing is the passage that involves the greatest final differences in the appearance of the paint and the decisive one to reach the prefixed objectives in terms of gloss, brightness, and depth. The goal of polishing is to remove the imperfections on the lens that make the surface opaque. Swirls, scratches, halos, incisions, manufacturing defects, oxidation, orange peel, etc. are part of the surface imperfections. These imperfections cause the fragmentation of the light instead of letting it pass directly through the transparent layer, causing loss of luster and intensity. When these imperfections are removed, the true potential of the vehicle’s paint is revealed.
A swirl is a very thin and superficial scratch on the paint, which is usually caused by unsuitable washing or drying. Waxes, sealants, and many glazes do not permanently remove these surface imperfections, but only temporarily, covering them. To eliminate these imperfections safely and forever there is a need to polish the surface. The advice is always to start with the best rubbing compound for car scratches, gradually increasing its strength if necessary. The chemicals and/or particles of the polish will safely remove the fine imperfections.
We recommend polishing when necessary, in the presence of defects, or when we want to improve the look of the car, giving greater brilliance and depth, for example, 2/3 times a year, in a complete cleaning process. After a thorough polishing process, it will be possible to maintain the result following the instructions given in the Washing and Drying guide. Keeping the paint in good condition will ensure less need for polishing.
The world of polishing is really very wide and there are many possibilities that we can consider to achieve the desired results.
Advice: why prefer a polisher?
Although it is possible to polish by hand, it is recommended by motorbike polish manufacturers in India to use a polisher to maximize results. When paint imperfections are removed with a polisher, polish particles are worked in a meticulous and uniform manner. To achieve this by working by hand, you should apply considerable pressure by moving the cloth or applicator very quickly.
Clearly, it is difficult to imagine being able to make a movement of the arm for 6,500 times per minute, for hours, applying a pressure of 5 – 6 kg on the applicator. It is therefore impossible to repeat this work by hand and it would also be extremely tiring even when dealing with small parts and without being able to achieve the same result.
Another advantage of using the polisher is the possibility of being able to use different pads and products and thus increase the quality of polishing.
Things to do first: Introduction to polishing
Correctly correcting the paint, removing imperfections, may require a lot of practice, but if the following steps are followed as closely as possible, the best results can be obtained in the shortest possible time. A polishing job is equivalent to preparing a cake: the base must be perfect in order to guarantee maximum results. This is why before polishing the vehicle, the paint must already be washed and decontaminated with the clay bar to maximize the result.